Index Option Strategies

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S & P 100 Strategies (OEX)

Buying OEX Calls:

Buying an OEX call is one of the simplest and most popular strategies used by option investors employing OEX index options.

Buying OEX Puts:

Buying an OEX put is one of the simplest and most popular bearish strategies used by investors employing OEX index options.

Buying OEX Straddles:

Buying an SPX straddle combines the benefits of both an OEX call and an OEX put purchase.

OEX Bull Call Spreads:

This spread allows an investor the opportunity to profit to a limited extent from a limited move in the level of the OEX, while having less capital at risk than with the outright purchase of a call option.

OEX Bear Put Spreads:

This spread allows an investor the opportunity to profit to a limited extent from a limited move in the level of the OEX, while having less capital at risk than with the outright purchase of a put option.

OEX Bear Put Spread:(PDF Download)

An investor who is bearish on the S&P 100 in the short term could consider a Bear Put Spread - buy a put at a strike price, and sell a put at a lower strike price.

Neutral to Moderately Bullish on XEO: (PDF Download)

An investor who is neutral to moderately bullish on the S&P 100 might consider a Short Put Spread on S&P 100 options (XEO) with European-style exercise - sell OEX puts at a strike price, and buy OEX puts at a lower strike price.

Buying OEF Call Options - Bullish: (PDF Download)

An investor who is bullish on S&P 100 prices in the short term could consider purchasing OEF call options.

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