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An options exchange is a securities exchange whose primary or exclusive purpose is to provide a location and framework for trading option contracts.

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How futures contracts are managed by the exchange

Please, confirm my current understanding of how futures work. Let’s consider cash-settled futures for simplicity. The number of futures contracts (with identical parameters) is unlimited. New futures ...
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What determines the price that is displayed by an exchange for a security?

From my understanding, a security's prices are published by the exchange on which it is trading. How do the exchanges determine what price to publish? Is the displayed price simply the latest fill ...
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Options trading venues in the US

I initially believed that all non-OTC options trading takes place on the CBOE, but this was proven false when I discovered that options also trade on Nasdaq PHLX, NYSE Arca, and other exchanges. This ...
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Who actually "does" the options, and are there others?

Here's the popular AAPL stock: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/AAPL What "is" "Apple stock" ? Well, it is a legal instrument created by Nasdaq. Apple "trades on" Nasdaq, ...
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How can I buy options for an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) that trades over-the-counter (OTC)?

I looked up various data sources, but I was unable to find the option chain for a sponsored American Depositary Receipt (ADR) that happens to be traded over-the-counter (OTC). For example, I could not ...
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How can I buy options for a stock that isn't listed on an options exchange?

I looked up various data sources, but I was unable to find the option chain for a specific stock. As an example, options for Berkshire Hathaway Class A stock (BRK-A) do not appear to trade on an ...
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What is a "post/station" for optionable equities on the CBOE?

The image below shows part of the list of equities whose options trade on the CBOE (link). I understand the first three columns (DPM in the third column stands for "Designated Primary Market-Maker"). ...
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How to find what exchanges SPY options are traded on?

Searching for "SPY options" on Google gets me to either the CBOE website or option chains websites like Yahoo Finance. So I couldn't find an overview for all exchanges where SPY options are traded on....
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