LEAPS® for Stocks and ETF’s to be Added for 2017

We received two questions last week from investors regarding the listing of 2017 LEAPS® options for stocks and ETF’s.  The listing of LEAPS used to happen in the early summer for dates going out ~30 months.  The listing of LEAPS was pushed back a few months because our data showed they didn’t trade very much initially.

We do not know which stocks will have LEAPS, most of those that have LEAPS now should have LEAPS for 2017.  One investor asked for specific strike prices to be added.  It’s a little early to decide on those.  As it states below, that info will be available one week before the stocks in that cycle are added.

The following schedule will be used to list the
January 2017 Equity (Stock) & ETF LEAPS:

Monday, September 15, 2014:   2017 LEAPS begin trading for
January Cycle option classes.
A notice listing the new LEAPS series will be distributed during
the week of September 8th.

Monday, October 13, 2014:   2017 LEAPS begin trading
for February Cycle option classes.
A notice listing the new LEAPS series will be distributed during
the week of October 6th.

Monday, November 17, 2014: 2017 LEAPS begin trading
for March Cycle option classes.
A notice listing the new LEAPS series will be distributed during
the week of November 10th.

Notice listings for LEAPS can be found by accessing the
below hyperlink during the distribution week mentioned above

http://www.cboe.com/tradtool/DailyNewListings.aspx

An example might be Wal-Mart (WMT).  WMT is in the March cycle.  So WMT LEAPS of 2017 would be added on Monday, November 17th.  A list of WMT strike prices would be published the week of November 10th.  Remember, not every stock or ETF with options has LEAPS.

So LEAPS for 2017 are on their way!

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Marty Kearney

Mr. Kearney began his long association with the CBOE when he became an independent Market Maker in early 1981. Mr. Kearney traded options full time on the trading floor until 1992 and periodically thereafter until 1996. In early 1992 he became a founding partner and Registered Options Principal of a brokerage firm based in…

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