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Options, ETFs & Global

ETF Series, Part 1: What Are ETFs?
Learn about the basics of ETFs: what they are and how they came about.

The Evolution of ETFs
Take a look at how ETFs have changed over the years since their inception in 1995.

Behind the Scenes with ETFs
Find out who creates ETF shares and how they’re traded.

What Do I Own When I Buy an ETF?
Learn about what you actually own when you own an ETF as well as some benefits of holding ETFs.

5 Reasons Traders Like ETFs
Discover 5 benefits of trading ETFs and how they can help you build a diversified portfolio.

How to Use Options to Hedge Known and Unknown Events
Learn how to set up options trading strategies that might be appropriate for hedging against unexpected bad news.

Short Iron Condor Spreads: Understanding the Basics
Learn how short iron condor spreads can be used as a neutral strategy when you expect a stock or ETF to remain in a narrow trading range.

Short Iron Butterfly Spreads: Understanding the Basics
A short iron butterfly spread is a neutral strategy you might want to consider when you expect a stock or ETF to remain in a narrow trading range.

Understanding Index & Equity Options
Learn about the details of various types of options trades and why they’re important—especially for traders new to options.

Long Iron Condor Spreads: Understanding the Basics
Learn how long iron condor spreads can be used as a breakout strategy when you expect a stock or ETF to move sharply in an uncertain direction.

Options Strategies for Rising Interest Rates
Learn how interest rates affect options pricing and how o create a trading strategy that might benefit from rising interest rates.

Market Volatility Cools Down, But for How Long?
In this article we look at what you can expect from a volatile market environment and provide some trading considerations in the event that higher volatility returns.

Trader Q&A: What is a standard exit strategy for options?
Before you get into an options trade, it's important to know how to get out. Our specialists discuss various exit strategies for different options strategies.

Trader Q&A: Key Characteristics of Options
Randy Frederick discusses open interest, intrinsic value, time value, and other important characteristics of options.

Trader Q&A: Why Trade Options
Randy Frederick discusses the benefits of trading options.

Want to Know More About Mini Options?
Find out how mini options--smaller contract sizes on certain high-price stocks--may give options traders greater flexibility.

How to Approach Your Very First Options Trade
A covered call may be a good way for beginning options traders to get started. .

Understanding Risk in Options Trading
Risk and reward go hand in hand, but not everyone defines risk the same way.

Putting Options to Work
Put basic options knowledge into action with some basic options trading strategies.

Manage Risk with Covered Calls and Covered Puts
While some options strategies can be risky, covered calls and covered puts can help you potentially increase profits and limit losses.

The Basics of Options Trading
Learn about the many opportunities options trading can provide: hedging, speculation, income generation, directional or neutral strategies, and more.

How to Hedge Your Portfolio
Learn about the risks, benefits, and strategies involved in portfolio hedging, a tactic that may help reduce the risk of adverse price movements.

How to Use Schwab's Exclusive Options Screeners
Learn how to use four exclusive Schwab options screeners designed to help you find trading ideas that fit your strategy.

Important Disclosures

Investors in ETFs should consider carefully information concerned in the prospectus, including investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses.
You can request a prospectus by calling 800-435-4000. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investors in Closed-End Funds please note that since these securities are not continuously offered, there may be no prospectus available.