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Nanos are an easier-on-the wallet option for trading options. They're the only contract listed on a U.S. exchange with a 1-multiplier, so each contract has a low price. Whether you're a newb or an old pro, Nanos are a simpler way to trade options on the S&P 500 Index* (compared to standard options). Before you dive in, check out hold up a sec below.
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what are the perks of nanos?
1-multiplier with a short
expiration date and European exercise
Cash settled, possible
favorable tax treatment**
Limited strikes, easier
Check out more benefits on the Nanos Fact Sheet
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Before you can trade options, your broker must approve your brokerage account for options trading. For more specific details on how to open an options trading account, investors should contact their broker-dealer.
Options are not suitable for all investors. Before trading Nanos, you should discuss with your broker whether trading Nanos is right for you and review the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options (or Options Disclosure Document) regarding risks associated with trading options.
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- Nanos trade on Cboe as a $1 multiplier option (versus a $100 multiplier for standard options) on the Mini-S&P 500 Index, which is 1/10th the value of the S&P 500 Index.
- You should consult your personal tax advisor to understand potential tax consequences of trading Nanos.