Trading began Monday, May 20, 2002 for Options on DIAMONDS® (ticker symbol DIA).
DIAMONDS are shares in an exchange-traded fund designed to track the performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIAsm).
One key feature differentiating DIA options from DJX options is the type of settlement. Investors looking for a physically-settled Dow-based option can now consider DIA options, which will represent 100 shares of the underlying DIAMONDS Trust, Series I, and will be American-style exercise. Investors who seek a cash-settled, European-style index option may consider DJX options.
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In July 2006 CBOE listed Quarterly options on five Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs): QQQQ, IWM, DIA, SPY, and XLE. For more information on Quarterly options please visit these links:
News Release Dated July 7, 2006
Contract Specifications for Quarterlys