CBOE Announces No Customer Fees for Mini-Options Contracts

The CBOE announced that Customers (Individual Investors) will not be charged any fees by the CBOE for the new Mini-Options Contracts being introduced next Monday, March 18th.

Here is an abbreviated version of CBOE RG 13-044 explaining the policy

CBOE Regulatory Circular RG13-044
Date: March 14, 2013
From: Finance and Administration
RE: Transaction Fees for Mini-Options Contracts

On March 18, 2013, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. (“CBOE”), will list for
trading mini-options on the following five securities:

Company Option Symbol Mini-Option Symbol
APPLE AAPL AAPL7
AMAZON AMZN AMZN7
SPDR GOLD SHARES GLD GLD7
GOOGLE CLASS A GOOG GOOG7
SPDR S&P 500 ETF TRUST SPY SPY7

Transaction Fees for Mini-Options

Customer: $0.00

Market-makers, broker-dealers or others not classified as Customers should refer to RG 13-044 for more information.