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.

Getting Started with Option Strategies

Whether your objective is to manage risk or enhance income, understanding how various option strategies are designed and executed based on market sentiment, investment goals, and other methodologies will help you meet those objectives.

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 100 (OEX) and 500 (SPX), Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX), Nasdaq 100 (NDX), 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.

Strategy & Education Videos

Expand your options trading expertise with Cboe's new Strategy & Education channel. Each show provides in-depth options trading discussions hosted by the biggest names in the business.