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Publications

The Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options

Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read a copy of the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). It explains the characteristics and risks of exchange traded options.

October 2018 Supplement (PDF)
November 2012 Supplement (PDF)
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OCC By-Laws

This publication contains OCC By-Laws.

Note: Rule filings are deleted from this list and integrated into the By-Laws and Rules in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements.

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OCC Rules

This publication covers the rules of OCC.

Note: Rule filings are deleted from this list and integrated into the By-Laws and Rules in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements.

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Unscheduled Market Closings Guide

The purpose of this guide is to advise external stakeholders (exchanges, members, etc.) how OCC intends to proceed in the event of an unscheduled closing. All plans discussed are subject to revision if circumstances dictate alternative actions.

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Options Strategies Quick Guide

This publication provides a quick overview of various options strategies.

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2020 Options Expiration Calendar

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2021 Options Expiration Calendar

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This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 (investorservices@theocc.com).