Options, ETFs & Global
Learn about the basics of ETFs: what they are and how they came about.
Take a look at how ETFs have changed over the years since their inception in 1995.
Find out who creates ETF shares and how they’re traded.
Learn about what you actually own when you own an ETF as well as some benefits of holding ETFs.
Discover 5 benefits of trading ETFs and how they can help you build a diversified portfolio.
Learn how to set up options trading strategies that might be appropriate for hedging against unexpected bad news.
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.
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.
Learn about the details of various types of options trades and why they’re important—especially for traders new to options.
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.
Learn how interest rates affect options pricing and how o create a trading strategy that might benefit from rising interest rates.
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.
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.
Randy Frederick discusses open interest, intrinsic value, time value, and other important characteristics of options.
Randy Frederick discusses the benefits of trading options.
Find out how mini options--smaller contract sizes on certain high-price stocks--may give options traders greater flexibility.
A covered call may be a good way for beginning options traders to get started. .
Risk and reward go hand in hand, but not everyone defines risk the same way.
Put basic options knowledge into action with some basic options trading strategies.
While some options strategies can be risky, covered calls and covered puts can help you potentially increase profits and limit losses.
Learn about the many opportunities options trading can provide: hedging, speculation, income generation, directional or neutral strategies, and more.
Learn about the risks, benefits, and strategies involved in portfolio hedging, a tactic that may help reduce the risk of adverse price movements.
Learn how to use four exclusive Schwab options screeners designed to help you find trading ideas that fit your strategy.
Options carry a high level of risk and are not suitable for all investors. Certain requirements must be met to trade options through Schwab. Please read the options disclosure document titled "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options." Supporting documentation for any claims or statistical information is available upon request.
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.
Investment returns will fluctuate and are subject to market volatility, so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed or sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Unlike mutual funds, shares of ETFs are not individually redeemable directly with the ETF. Shares are bought and sold at market price, which may be higher or lower than the net asset value (NAV).
International investments are subject to additional risks such as currency fluctuation, geopolitical risk and the potential for illiquid markets.