Friday, April 07, 2006

CBOE Gold Index Options GOX

The CBOE Gold Index is an equal-dollar weighted index composed of 10 companies involved primarily in gold mining and production. The index is re-balanced after the close of business on expiration Friday on the March quarterly cycle.
Multiplier: $100.
Strike Price Intervals: 5 points.
Strike Prices: In-, at- and out-of-the-money strike prices are initially listed. New series are generally added when the underlying trades through the highest or lowest strike price available.
Premium Quote: Stated in decimals. One point equals $100. The minimum tick for options trading below 3.00 is 0.05 ($5.00) and for all other series, 0.10 ($10.00).
Expiration Date: Saturday following the third Friday of the expiration month.
Exercise Style: European - GOX options generally may be exercised only on the last business day before expiration.
Last Trading Day: Trading in GOX options will ordinarily cease on the business day (usually a Thursday) preceding the date on which the exercise settlement value is calculated.

Index Components

(ABX) BARRICK GOLD CORP
(AEM) AGNICO-EAGLE MINES
(AU) ANGLOGOLD LIMITED
FCX FREEPORT MCMORAN (COPPER & GOLD )
GFI GOLD FIELDS LIMITED
(GG) GOLD Corp INC
(GLG) GLAMIS GOLD LTD
(KGC) KINROSS GOLD CORP.
(MDG) MERIDIAN GOLD INC.
(NEM) NEWMONT MINING CORP

Gold Index Options GOX charts
Gold Index Options GOX charts

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