Income Generation


Strategy Indices

Cboe Global Indices strategy indices are used by investors to explore various strategies - like income generation.


Performance Tracking

Indices designed for income generation track the hypothetical performance of selling options compared to traditional investments.


Strategy Benefits

BuyWrite strategies and PutWrite strategies often have experienced less volatility, lower Betas, and less severe drawdowns than related stock indices.

Monthly Premium Income

The chart below shows the gross amount of yield as a percentage of the underlying values held for the BXR, BXM and BXY Indices.

The BXR Index had the highest yield because the Russell 2000 Index was more volatile than the S&P 500 Index, and the BXR and BXM indices that wrote at-the-money index options generated more gross premium than the BXY Index that wrote out-of-the-money S&P 500 options.


In Depth: Income Generation and Option-Selling Strategies


Harvesting The Equity Insurance Risk Premium: Know Your Options

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