Russell 2000 index options are non-binding contracts. The underlying value is based on the Russell 2000 ratio. russel 2000 put/call ratio is the most widely used market index to measure the overall performance of small and medium-sized stocks traded in the United States. The base value of US 2000 corresponds to the total value of the index level Russell 2000.
Options on the Russell 2000 Index trades under the symbol RUT with a contract multiple of 100 USD. RUT index options are European-style options and can be used for final trading on the day before the expiry date.
Trading options on the Russell 2000 Index:
By purchasing Russell 2000 (RUT) options, you can take advantage of the Russell 2000 price increase. If you think the Russell 2000 Index is about to collapse, buy it instead of selling RUT. A situation in which a near-money RUT call option is purchased anticipating an increase in the Russell 2000 Index level is found in this example. Note that transaction fees are excluded from the calculations for simplicity.
The risk of falling is limited:
The great advantage of the Russell 2000 bullish strategy is that the maximum potential loss is limited and equal to the loss when buying RUT call options. If the Russell 2000 Index drops by 15% instead, RUT will fall to 364.74, which is much lower than the optional exercise rate of 430. In this case, it doesn’t make sense to exercise the call option now because it will cause huge losses. Fortunately, you have an option contract, not a futures contract, so you don’t need to do this. The option may be worthless, and your complete loss will be converted into a call option premium of $2,861.00.
CBOE indicators are into three groups: stocks, indexes, and CBOE Call / Equity Put Index, as it focuses on options for tradable stocks. The Russell 2000 put/call ratio index focuses on large-company indexes, such as the Dow Jones Index, Nasdaq Index, Russell 2000 Index, Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, and Standard & Poor’s 100 Index. CBOE Total Put/Call Index ($CPC) is a combination of stocks and indexes.