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Option Exchanges

There are many (options) exchanges around the world now. The USA is undoubtedly the hub of the options trading world with more than ten major exchanges. Options volumes are increasing almost every month now, particularly stock options, as more and more retail (non-professional) traders become interested. The major US option exchanges are as follows:

Option exchangeDescription
American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
  • Stocks

  • Options on individual stocks

  • Stock indices

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
  • Futures

  • Options on futures for agricultural goods, precious metals, stock indices and debt instruments

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)
  • Options on individual stocks

  • Options on stock indices

  • Options on Treasury securities

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Futures

  • Options on futures for agricultural goods, stock indices, debt instruments and currencies

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Stocks

  • Options on individual stocks

  • Stock index

Pacific Stock Exchange (PSE)
  • Options on individual stocks

  • Stock index

Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)
  • Stocks

  • Futures

  • Options on individual stocks

  • Currencies

  • Stock indices



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