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CBOE Options on iShares MSCI EAFE® ETF (EFA)

Options on iShares MSCI EAFE ETF - EFA  
EFA 61.02 0.38
VIX 18.57 -3.42
SPX 1904.01 17.25
OVX 29.36 -1.80
GVZ 17.27 -0.81

On September 25, 2002, the Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) initiated trading of EFA options.

EFA Options are options on the iShares MSCI EAFE exchange traded fund, ticker, "EFA". The MSCI EAFE® Index (Europe, Australasia and the Far East) is recognized as the pre-eminent benchmark in the United States to measure international equity performance.

With EFA Options, you now have a highly versatile tool for trading this premier index. Bullish, bearish, and neutral investors all can use EFA options to reflect their opinions on the global market. Investors can trade these options for potential profit or protection, with opportunities to adjust for up, down or unchanging markets.

For more information on the MSCI EAFE Index, please see

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* In the Protective Put and Buy-write diagrams, the faint grey line represents an equity position, and the colored "hockey-stick-shaped" line represents the combined stock plus options position. For more details, please click on strategies.

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