Option Strategies

Immerse yourself in scenario-based market situations and apply the options and stock trading strategies used by options investors. Whether you are a novice or experienced trader, these strategy discussion pieces and detailed examples may help improve the performance of your portfolio. Cboe offers information on stock and options trading strategies, a Strategy Archive, and Strategy and Education Videos.

Beginner Strategies

Start with the fundamentals of Equity Options including basic terminology, characteristics and concepts of equity options.

Intermediate Strategies

An introduction to using spreads, including an overview of the four Vertical Spreads: Bull Call Spread, Bear Put Spread, Bear Call Spread and Bull Put Spread.

Advanced Strategies

Here you will find strategies that have a strong focus on option price behavior including delta, time decay and implied volatility.

Product-specific Strategies

View various strategies that can be used with different index options such as the Standard & Poor's 500 (SPX), Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), and Russell 2000 (RUT).

LEAPS® Strategies

The LEAPS strategies area includes worksheets on Buying Equity LEAPS Calls, Buying Equity LEAPS Puts, Buying Equity LEAPS Calls as a Stock Alternative, Buying Index LEAPS Calls, Buying Index LEAPS Puts, Buying Index LEAPS Bull Call spreads.