Index options give you exposure to a market index, such as the S&P/ASX 200. They offer similar benefits to options traded over shares in individual companies with the added benefit that they offer exposure to the broad range of securities that make up an index. Referred to as (XJO Index Options) provide wide coverage of the share market. Regarded as a leading benchmark by professional investors for broad movements in the stock market, the S&P/ASX200 Index reflects the prices of the largest 200 stocks currently listed on ASX, and represents almost 80% of the market as a whole.
• A$10 per index point
• Day session open 9.50am till 5pm and 5.30pm to 7pm (Sydney time)
• Average daily volume for FY15/16 was approximately 50,000 contracts a day
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