Index Options Trading

Trade a variety of index options to diversify your investment portfolio.

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Option trading entails significant risks and is not suitable for all investors. Only eligible accounts may trade options. Investors can rapidly lose their entire investment in a short period of time and incur permanent loss beyond their initial deposit. Please read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before trading options. Regulatory and Exchange fees apply to options trades. If you want to know more details related to options trading, please go to Options Trading FAQ of Help Center.
Why trade index options with us?
Lower Fees
$0.00 commission, lower contract fees. No added platform fees or account minimums.
From Large to Small
With standard and mini contracts, choose a size that matches your investing goals.
Multi-Platform Accessibility
Trade index options on a secure, fast, and reliable platform. Get instant access to markets and customize your trading with our free trading tools.
Free Real-Time Quotes
Get free Cboe Global Indices Feed data to track market changes in real-time after registration.
One-Stop Trading Hub
Trade stocks, ETFs, options, index options, and more, with one Webull account.
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Tradable index options and fee structure

When trading index options with Webull, the fee structure is different from other products. Familiarize yourself with the fees and costs of trading index options:

* Relevant regulatory and exchange fees may apply. Please refer to our
Fee Schedule
for more details.
For simple VIX, a priority surcharge is assessed on contracts executed electronically that are Maker and not Market Turner by $0.20 more.
Free real-time market data​

Webull partnered with CBOE to provide users with the Cboe Indices Feed (CGIF), which offers real-time index values for over 400 products. ​Utilize real-time market data indicators to track market moves and make more informed decisions.

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Frequently asked questions
Q: What is an index option?​
An index option is a contract that gives the holder the right to buy or sell the value of the underlying index at the specified strike price. Since index options are cash-settled, there is no transfer of any equity. Instead, there is a cash settlement given out to the holder based on the difference between the exercise settlement value and the strike price.
Q: Why trade index options?​
Q: How to place an index option trade on Webull