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Exchange Traded Options (ETOs)

An option is an agreement between a buyer (taker) of the option and the seller (writer) of the option. The buyer purchases the “right” to buy or sell something at an agreed price on or before an agreed date. The seller receives payment (the premium) and now has the “obligation” to deliver something if called upon by the option buyer.

ETO

Basics

Options in some form have existed for thousands of years. The earliest record of an options contract is from the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle. He wrote of an even earlier philosopher known as Thales of Miletus.

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Benefits

Options trading has grown enormously. In 2007, there were over 2.8 billion contracts cleared by the Options Clearing Corporation. Options are now widely traded in variety of financial instruments:

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Advanced Strategies

The options contract was originally an “over the counter” product.
This meant that only people with specialised needs and information
tended to engage in the purchase and sale of options.

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