Some underlying stocks and ETFs participate in the CBOE’s Penny-Increment Options program which allows the options to trade on price increments of $0.01 vs. the standard $0.05 or higher. These stocks and ETFs usually offer great options liquidity and tight bid/ask spreads.
This ticker group represents the intersection of top 100 capitalization-weighted companies in the NASDAQ index with the OptionAutomator's master ticker list. Companies found in the NASDAQ index (around 3000 companies) differs from other indices in that the NASDAQ includes 8 companies incorporated outside the United States and has almost a complete lack of financial companies. The index also tends to be heavily weighted in high-tech stocks and considered more risky than the DOW and S&P 500 indices.