Sophisticated investors may use options to provide additional exposure to investments or to protect existing investments against potential market moves.
What are options?
An option is a financial contract between two parties regarding the right to buy or sell shares of a security at a specified price on or before a specific date. The investor buys the "right" to purchase the security, while the seller has the "obligation" to fulfill the purchase if requested by the buyer.
Options are complex securities used as a way to manage portfolio risk, and are traded on the major exchanges.*
Get Advice and Guidance
To learn more about options and whether they may be a good fit for your investment portfolio, contact a Fifth Third Securities Investment Professional, visit a Fifth Third Banking Center near you, call us toll free at 1-800-416-8714, or fill out a contact form.
*Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Prior to trading options, you must receive a copy of “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options,” which is available from your Investment Professional, and be approved for options trading
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