Optionable ETFs for Every Investment Objective

Published on July 26, 2013 | Updated August 26, 2013

Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios, as investors of all styles have embraced these financial instruments as the preferred means of establishing cost-efficient as well as diversified exposure to virtually any corner of the global investment universe. Aside from buy-and-hold investors, the active trading community has also embraced these financial vehicles as viable tactical tools thanks to their ease-of-use and unparalleled liquidity. Furthermore, many have started to utilize options in conjunction with ETFs in an effort to further expand their arsenal of trading strategies.

As such, below we highlight all of the ETFs that have options trading available, covering the most popular investment objectives [see ETF Call And Put Options Explained].

Equity

Bonds

Other

Optionable Africa ETFs
EZA
369,880

Optionable All-Cap ETFs
ITOT
105,934
IWV
230,585
PDP
235,400
VTI
2,046,592

Optionable Asia ETFs
VPL
525,043

Optionable Australia ETFs
EWA
2,196,645

Optionable Brazil ETFs
BRF
180,111
EWZ
14,548,412

Optionable BRIC ETFs
EEB
63,555
BKF
259,109

Optionable Canada ETFs
EWC
2,390,958

Optionable China ETFs
FXI
16,246,744
GXC
187,685
PGJ
42,095

Optionable Discretionary ETFs
FXD
109,569
XLY
5,515,331

Optionable EAFE ETFs
EFA
20,148,918
EFV
160,720
EFG
75,957
VEA
2,845,929

Optionable Emerging Markets ETFs
EEM
62,966,203
VWO
17,182,494

Optionable Energy ETFs
IYE
377,194
VDE
94,971
XLE
12,845,492

Optionable Europe ETFs
EWD
216,638
EWG
4,254,285
EWL
594,715
EWP
712,509
EWU
1,989,186
EZU
2,048,106
FEZ
1,113,018
VGK
2,006,472

Optionable Financials ETFs
IYF
300,760
VFH
251,082
XLF
51,784,559

Optionable Global ETFs
VEU
848,629

Optionable Growth ETFs
IJK
119,345
IJT
119,226
IVW
540,186
IWF
2,074,097
IWO
996,465
IWP
280,865
MGK
74,972
QQEW
46,958
QQQ
35,072,625
VOT
75,002
VUG
554,842

Optionable Health Care ETFs
IYH
85,752
VHT
182,660
XLV
10,068,703

Optionable India ETFs
EPI
3,045,148
PIN
586,206

Optionable Industrials ETFs
IYJ
140,203
VIS
89,528
XLI
12,101,046

Optionable Japan ETFs
EWJ
55,967,523
DXJ
8,064,151

Optionable Materials ETFs
FXZ
75,735
IYM
165,438
VAW
83,003
XLB
7,383,452

Optionable Russia ETFs
RSX
4,516,472

Optionable Small Cap ETFs
GWX
110,460
IJR
796,468
IWM
43,950,199
VB
335,280

Optionable Staples ETFs
VDC
112,268
XLP
12,624,443

Optionable Technology ETFs
IYW
206,509
VGT
210,043
XLK
8,177,559

Optionable Utilities ETFs
IDU
111,948
XLU
12,127,951

Optionable Value ETFs
DIA
7,232,019
DVY
1,260,548
IJJ
139,163
IJS
120,018
IVE
623,702
IWD
1,662,928
IWN
1,247,826
IWS
636,043
MGV
52,351
VTV
907,838
VYM
699,120

Optionable Bank Loans ETFs
BKLN
3,326,071

Optionable Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs
EMB
941,934
PCY
1,218,187
ELD
1,820,030
EMLC
728,061

Optionable Corporate Bond ETFs
LQD
2,336,397

Optionable International Treasury ETFs
BWX
219,248

Optionable Junk Bonds ETFs
HYG
4,341,591
JNK
6,010,260
HYS
335,187
PHB
459,401
HYLD
91,454

Optionable Long-Term Treasuries ETFs
TLT
8,657,727

Optionable Short-Term Treasuries ETFs
SHY
937,811

Optionable Money Market ETFs
BIL
517,318

Optionable Municipal Bond ETFs
MUB
250,037
TFI
301,317
HYD
512,856
PZA
381,871

Optionable Preferred ETFs
PFF
2,308,071
PGF
701,200
PGX
1,493,275

Optionable TIPs ETFs
TIP
1,313,532

Optionable Total Bond Market ETFs
AGG
1,122,260
BND
1,129,815
BOND
693,914

Optionable Agriculture ETFs
DBA
664,432

Optionable Alternative Energy ETFs
GEX
47,937
PBW
336,138
TAN
225,891

Optionable Commodity ETFs
DBC
2,068,014
GCC
115,269
GSG
210,700
DJP
314,282

Optionable Emerging Markets Dividends ETFs
DEM
796,701
DGS
208,283
EDIV
131,728

Optionable Gold Miners ETFs
GDX
22,667,873
GDXJ
4,228,361

Optionable Gold ETFs
DGL
74,614
GLD
14,092,819
SGOL
123,080
IAU
7,952,080

Optionable Industrial Metals ETFs
DBB
161,554

Optionable MLPs ETFs
AMLP
3,390,466
MLPN
192,034
AMJ
1,155,019

Optionable Currency ETFs
BZF
27,365
CYB
70,837
DBV
166,480
FXA
248,917
FXB
54,577
FXC
85,054
FXE
697,871
FXF
33,792
FXS
2,310
FXY
733,994
ICN
19,085
UUP
941,429

Optionable Silver ETFs
DBS
12,820
SIVR
280,775
SLV
13,046,441

Optionable Real Estate ETFs
ICF
394,029
IYR
11,616,818
RWR
211,352
VNQ
3,137,408
RWX
645,371

Optionable Natural Gas ETFs
UNG
4,973,871

Optionable Biotechnology ETFs
BBH
133,708
FBT
58,191
IBB
733,117
XBI
263,138

Optionable Homebuilders ETFs
ITB
5,210,151
XHB
6,490,461

Optionable Transportation ETFs
IYT
583,660

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