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S&P 100® Index Options - OEX, XEO, & OEF

S&P 100 Index Options - OEX   S&P 100 Index Options - XEO   iShares S&P 100 Index Options - OEF

Three types of options on the S&P 100® are offered at the CBOE:

  • American-Style cash-settled S&P 100 Index (OEX), launched March 11, 1983
  • iShares S&P 100 (OEF) launched February 7, 2001
  • European-Style cash-settled S&P 100 Index (XEO) launched in 2001

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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, (ODD). Copies of the ODD are available from your broker, by calling 1-888-OPTIONS, or from The Options Clearing Corporation, One North Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Please note that in order to simplify this paper, commissions, fees, and taxes are not taken into account. All profit/loss diagrams refer only to approximate results at expiration. S&P 100 ® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and are licensed for use by the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. OEX® is a registered trademark and SPX™ is a trademark of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. Dow Jonessm , Dow Jones Internet Commerce Indexsm and Dow Jones Industrial Averagesm are service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for certain purposes by The Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. ("CBOE"). CBOE's options based on the the Dow Jones Internet Commerce Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, and Dow Jones makes no representation regarding the advisability of investing in such products. The Nasdaq-100 Index® is a registered mark and NDXsm and NDSsm are service marks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. These marks are licensed for use by CBOE in connection with the trading of options based on the Nasdaq-100 Index. Such options have not been passed on by The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. or its affiliates as to their legality or suitability, and such options are not issued, endorsed, sold or promoted by The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. or its affiliates. THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET, INC. OR ITS AFFILIATES MAKES NO WARRANTIES AND BEARS NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO SUCH OPTIONS.

The Goldman Sachs Technology Indexes are the property of Goldman, Sachs & Co. (Goldman Sachs) and have been licensed to the Chicago Board Options Exchange in connection with the trading of options based upon the indexes. Goldman Sachs assumes no liability in connection with the trading of any contract based upon any of the indexes. GSTI is a trademark of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Copyright© Chicago Board Options Exchange 2001.

For any options that are based on reduced values of the Nasdaq-100 Index®, CBOE is solely responsible for calculating and disseminating such reduced values from the corresponding values of the Nasdaq-100 Index, and neither The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. nor any of its affiliates (which are collectively referred to as the Corporations) shall have any liability arising out of the calculation or dissemination of such reduced values. Such options have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability, and such options are not issued, endorsed, sold, sponsored or promoted by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO SUCH OPTIONS.

For complete information about iShares, request a prospectus by calling 1-800-iSHARES (1-800-474-2737). Read it carefully before investing. Equity investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal.

iShares are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. Barclays Global Fund Advisors serves as an advisor to iShares and is a subsidiary of Barclays Global Investors, N.A., (BGI) neither of which is affiliated with SEI. iShares are not sponsored, endorsed, sold, or promoted by Standard & Poor's. Nor does this company make any representation regarding the advisability of investing in iShares. iShares is a servicemark of Barclays Global Investors, N.A.. All other trademarks, servicemarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Not FDIC insured - Have no bank guarantee - May lose value.


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