ISE Russell 2000 options

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The International Securities Exchange's cash-settled Russell 2000 Index options (RUT) are designed to measure the performance of the bottom 2,000 companies from a universe of the 3,000 largest stocks in the U.S. This index is capitalization-weighted and includes only common stocks belonging to corporations domiciled in the US and its territories and traded on the NYSE, NASDAQ or AMEX. Like the Russell 1000 Index, the Russell 2000 Index is adjusted once per year, in June, to reflect changes in rankings and shares outstanding.

Brief look at specifications:[1]

  • Trading hours: 9:30 A.M. - 4:15 P.M. Eastern Time (New York time).
  • Expiration months: Up to three near-term months followed by three additional months from the March quarterly cycle (March, June, September and December).
  • Strike price intervals: At least $2.50.
  • Minimum trading increments: The minimum trading increment for an options contract trading at less than $3.00 is $0.05. The minimum trading increment for an options contract trading at $3.00 or higher is $0.10.

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