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Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options

Prior to buying or selling an option, investors must read a copy of the Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). It explains the characteristics and risks of exchange traded options.
Note:  Copies of this document may also be obtained from your broker or from any exchange on which options are traded.

Characteristics & Risks of Standardized Options

November 2012 Supplement


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529 Plans

A 529 plan is a college savings plan that allows individuals to save for college on a tax-advantaged basis. Every state offers at least one 529 plan.
Before buying a 529 plan, you should find out about the particular plan and its fees and expenses. You should also consider that certain states offer tax benefits and fee savings to in-state residents. Whether a state tax deduction and/or application fee savings are available depends on your state of residence. For tax advice, consult your tax professional. For information concerning 529 plans, including information comparing the performance of difference states' 529 plans, contact your financial professional.

Go to College Savings Plans Network  or Saving for College

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