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That Giant Sucking Sound You Hear Is the ETF Options Market

Options on exchange-traded funds are soaring.
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China ETFs Thrive in Market Chaos

As investors rush to protect their portfolios in a tumultuous start to the year, odds are they will be using options on exchange-traded funds to do it.

While much of the recent focus on the ETF phenomenon has centered squarely on their inflows and trading growth, they are quietly becoming the epicenter of the equity option market.