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S&P 500® Index Options - PM-Settled (SPXPM)

S&P 500® Index Options - PM-Settled  
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S&P 500® Index Options - PM-Settled

On October 4, 2011, C2 Options Exchange began trading p.m.-settled, electronically-traded S&P 500® Index options with the ticker "SPXpm."

SPXpm Transitioned from C2 to Hybrid Trading on CBOE

In February 2013 CBOE Holdings transitioned its SPXpm product from its all-electronic C2 Options Exchange (C2) to Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where it is traded on CBOE's hybrid trading model, which incorporates both electronic and open outcry trading. The migration of SPXpm from C2 to CBOE is designed with the goal of increased access and liquidity by exposing the product to an even broader user base and simplifying spread trading. CBOE's flagship SPX option, which is a.m.-settled, will continue to trade in CBOE's open outcry environment under ticker "SPX."

Key features of SPXpm options include:
    • Point-and-click access available
    • 100 multiplier and a large notional size
    • Contract size is ten times larger than SPY (SPDR ETF) options making it more cost effective
    • Aligns with single-stock options and ETF options
    • Preferred by many investors including those with end-of-day reporting needs
    • The ability to trade in and out of positions on settlement day
    • Like SPX and most other index options, and unlike SPY and other ETF options
    • No risk of early assignment and loss of dividends, no portfolio disruption on assignment
    • CBOE Circulars (RG99-09 and RG00-171) allow SPX options to be written on a "covered" basis against SPY or IVV ETF shares in a margin account, provided the investor's brokerage firm has such policies in place
    • Under section 1256 of the Tax Code, profit and loss on transactions in certain exchange-traded options, including SPX and SPXpm, are entitled to be taxed at a rate equal to 60% long-term and 40% short-term capital gain or loss, provided that the investor involved and the strategy employed satisfy the criteria of the Tax Code*

Expiring SPXpm Options Cease Trading at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Their Last Day of Trading

On their last day of trading, all expiring SPXpm options listed cease trading at 4:00 pm (Eastern time) / 3:00 p.m. (Chicago time). All non-expiring SPXpm options will continue to trade until 4:15 p.m. (Eastern time) / 3:15 p.m. (Chicago time). For additional information please refer to the following circular:

Comparison of Key Options Products Based on the S&P 500 Index
Description S&P 500 Index Options - Traditional SPXPM, SPX Weeklys and SPX End-of-Month Mini-SPX Index Options - Traditional and Weeklys SPDR ETF Options Traditional and Weeklys
Root Ticker Symbols SPX SPXPM - SPXPM; Weeklys - SPXW;
End-of-Month - SPXW
Options Chain SPX SPXPM - SPXPM; Weeklys - SPX;
End-of-Month - SPX
Underlying Index SPX SPXPM - SPXPM; Weeklys - SPX;
End-of-Month - SPX
AM or PM Settlement AM-settled PM-settled PM-settled PM-settled
Notional Size (approx. value with SPX at 1900) $190,000 $19,000 $19,000
Exercise-Style European American
Settlement Type Cash Physical ETF

* Investors should consult with their tax advisors to determine how the profit and loss on any particular option strategy will be taxed. Tax laws and regulations change from time to time and may be subject to varying interpretations.

More Links

SPXpm Historical Volume Data
Index Options Strategies
Benchmark Indexes and Studies Relating to Index Options
Press Release re: SPXpm "Super Leaps" Options on March 1, 2012
Information Circular re: Listing of SPXpm LEAPS® on March 1, 2012

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