Brochures & Literature

Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (provided by OCC)
Also known as the options disclosure document (ODD), it explains the characteristics and risks of exchange traded options. Prior to buying or selling an option, an investor must receive a copy of this document.

Expiration Calendars (published yearly)
Highlights expiration dates for equity, index, and interest rate products, currency options, expiration month codes, strike price codes, and exchange holidays.

Options Strategies Quick Guide (PDF)
Provides a quick overview of various options strategies.

A Guide to Investing With Options (eBook or Downloadable PDF)
Developed by Lightbulb Press, the creators of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Money & Investing, in collaboration with The Options Industry Council, this handy 64-page guide:

  • Explains what options are and how they work
  • Provides real-world investing scenarios
  • Describes options strategies for various markets