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 Cboe S&P500 Buffer Protect Index Balanced Series
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Cboe S&P500 Buffer Protect Index Balanced Series
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Introduction

The Cboe S&P 500 Buffer Protect Index Series (the "Indices") is part of a family of Target Outcome Indices. The Indices are designed to provide target outcome returns to the US domestic stock market.

The Indices measure the performance of a portfolio of hypothetical exchange traded Flexible Exchange® Options ("FLEX® Options") that are based on the S&P 500® Index.

Each series in the Index is designed to track the returns of a hypothetical investment that over a period of approximately one year seeks to "buffer protect" against the first 10% of losses due to a decline in the S&P 500 Index while providing participation up to a capped level. The capped level is determined on each annual roll date such that there is no premium or discount to enter into the hypothetical investment compared to an investment in the index.

The Index Series comprises 13 series.

Indexes described on this web page are designed to represent proposed hypothetical options strategies. The actual performance of investment vehicles such as mutual funds or managed accounts can have significant differences from the performance of the Indexes. Investors attempting to replicate the Indexes should discuss with their advisors possible timing and liquidity issues. Like many passive benchmarks, the Indexes do not take into account significant factors such as transaction costs and taxes. Transaction costs and taxes for strategies such as the Indexes could be significantly higher than transaction costs for a passive strategy of buying-and-holding stocks. Investors should consult their tax advisor as to how taxes affect the outcome of contemplated options transactions. Past performance does not guarantee future results. This web page contains index performance data based on back-testing, i.e., calculations of how the index might have performed prior to launch. Backtested performance information is purely hypothetical and is provided in this web page solely for informational purposes. Back-tested performance does not represent actual performance and should not be interpreted as an indication of actual performance. It is not possible to invest directly in an index. Cboe calculates and disseminates the Indexes. Supporting documentation for any claims, comparisons, statistics or other technical data is available from Cboe upon request. The methodologies of the Indexes are the property of Cboe Options Exchange, Incorporated (Cboe).

  
    
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The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results.