Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options
Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read a copy of the Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). It explains the characteristics and risks of exchange traded options.
- November 2012 Supplement (PDF)
Copies of this document may also be obtained from your broker, from any exchange on which options are traded, by placing an order online, or by contacting the Options Clearing Corporation directly at 1 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60606. (1-888-678-4667).
Having Trouble Viewing the ODD?
We recommend downloading and installing the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available as a free download. If your problems persist you may want to order a printed version or contact your broker.