U.S. Equity Derivatives

Options have traditionally played second fiddle to equities but today’s options market is on the cusp of something big.

From its inception, Nasdaq has been an innovator and agent of change in the financial markets. Innovation is in Nasdaq’s DNA, beginning with the development of electronic trading and continuing today as we seek to bring enhanced functionality and world-leading technology to power our suite of six options exchanges and products.

Exchanges

Nasdaq PHLX (PHLX)

Nasdaq PHLX (PHLX) is a full service options trading platform delivering cutting-edge electronic and floor-based trading

Nasdaq Options Market (NOM)

NOM is an all-electronic, price/time priority trading system running on Nasdaq's high-speed INET technology.

Nasdaq BX Options (BX)

Geared toward retail order flow, Nasdaq BX Options is accessible using existing Nasdaq connectivity options.

Nasdaq ISE (ISE)

Nasdaq ISE (ISE) delivers fast and efficient execution of Complex, Implied and Crossing Orders.

Nasdaq GEMX (GEMX)

Nasdaq GEMX (GEMX) is designed to attract liquidity and offer price improvement opportunities.

Nasdaq MRX (MRX)

Nasdaq MRX (MRX) offers both a simple customer priority, pro-rata allocation market and a price-time complex market.

Products

Nasdaq-100® Index Options

More options. More opportunity. Gain exposure to 100+ of the world’s largest, Nasdaq-listed, non-financial securities.

Key Features
  • Cash Settlement
  • European Style
  • Tax Advantages

FLEX® Options on PHLX

With FLEX Options, clients can customize equity options to fit specific investment strategies and goals.

Key Features
  • Specify Characteristics
  • Diversified
  • Mitigate Risk

PHLX FX Options

FX Options provide retail and institutional traders with the opportunity to trade options on 7 major foreign currencies.

Key Features
  • U.S. Dollar-Settled
  • Diversification
  • European Style

PHLX Sector-Based Index Options

PHLX offers a suite of Sector-Based Index Options, such as Utilities, Gold/Silver, Oil Services, Banks, and Housing.

Key Features
  • Cash Settlement
  • European Style
  • Easy Profit/Loss Calculation

Weekly and Quarterly Options

Nasdaq offers short-term options series (“Weeklies”) on underlyings.

Key Features
  • Maximize Leverage
  • Decreases Exposure
  • Establish Strategies

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