Mini options are struggling to match early market expectations one year after launch
March 18 marks a
year since mini options hit the US market and early signs of
the products taking off have disappeared along with high hopes
of the products catching on.
All the main US
options exchanges, including the Chicago Board Options
Exchange, the International Securities Exchange and NYSE MKT,
formerly the American Stock Exchange, list the five mini
options based on Amazon, Apple, Google, SPDR Gold Trust and the
S&P500 Index ETF.
The contracts are a
tenth of the size of standard products, which should have made
them more appealing to retail investors.
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