Questions for European and Asian Options traders

Discussion in 'Options' started by ramaTrade, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Please execuse my total ignorance regarding options trading in European including UK and Asian markets, here are my questions,
    ( believe me, I did some searches in Google first before I posted those questions ) All questions are about stock options

    1. What are rules for strike prices intervals ? In US, it is 1, 2.5, 5, 10, etc. I saw something like 2 and 17, 18 in some European options.

    2. When do stock options expire ? also 3rd Friday of each month ?

    3. What months are options listed ? Do they always list near two months options ?

    4. Except for the strike prices, if I trade European stock options the way I trade US stock options, should I expect any suprises ?

    5. Do Europe also offer End of month options or Weekly options ?