Gain Efficient Small-cap Exposure

Cboe Russell 2000® (RUT) Index Options offer the right amount of exposure to the small-cap sector at a fraction of the cost of IWM*. Empower small-cap diversification and more exact hedging to help enhance yields. And, efficiently manage risk on small-cap stocks.

Gain exposure to the U.S. domestic small-cap market at a notional value 10X larger than IWM options for potentially lower transaction costs.

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EFFICIENT EXPOSURE

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DIVERSIFICATION OR RISK MITIGATION

Avoid unwanted delivery of stocks or ETFs and the risk of assignment prior to expiration (so-called "early assignment").

Gain a convenient and easy way to diversify, or reduce the risk of a small-cap portfolio.

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POTENTIALLY FAVORABLE TAX TREATMENT

Many RUT Options trades qualify for 60-40 tax treatment, as they are defined as Section 1256 contracts.*

Key Features

RUT Options can help you gain exposure to the small-cap market or hedge your small-cap portfolio to achieve powerful outcomes.

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VIRTUAL TRADING

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*iShares® Russell 2000 Index (IWM) ETF Options.

*Under section 1256 of the Tax Code, profit and loss on transactions in certain exchange-traded options, including RUT, 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.

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