Cboe MSCI Index Options

Options on the MSCI® EAFE® (MXEA) and MSCI Emerging Markets (MXEF) indices enable market participants to efficiently manage global equity exposure, mitigate portfolio risk, and generate additional options premium income.


Designed to track the MSCI EAFE® Index that comprises the performance of large and mid-cap securities across 21 developed markets, including countries in Europe, Australasia and the Far East, excluding the U.S. and Canada.

MSCI Emerging Markets Index (USD)

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index (ticker MXEF) captures large- and mid-cap representation across 26 Emerging Markets (EM) countries.

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*Under section 1256 of the Tax Code, profit and loss on transactions in certain exchange-traded options, including MSCI, are entitled to be taxed at a rate equal to 60% long-term and 40% short-term capital gain or loss, provided that the investor involved and the strategy employed satisfy the criteria of the Tax Code. Investors should consult with their tax advisors to determine how the profit and loss on any particular option strategy will be taxed. Tax laws and regulations change from time to time and may be subject to varying interpretations.