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What is the International Securities Exchange (ISE)?

International Securities Exchange

ISE is the name of an electronic options exchange as well as the name of the company – now a subsidiary of the multinational financial services corporation Nasdaq that operates the ISE exchange along with 2 others: ISE Gemini, and ISE Mercury.

Where have you heard about the International Securities Exchange?

The ISE was launched in 2000 as the first fully electronic options exchange in the US.

Electronic exchanges like ISE are now increasingly common, with many exchanges moving away from the traditional, chaotic open-cry trading floor and looking to the increased efficiency and greater liquidity of electronic trading platforms.

What you need to know about the International Securities Exchange.

The ISE trades in options, not stocks. Investors are buying the option – but not the obligation to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price, on or by a certain date.

The ISE offer equity & ETF options, foreign exchange (FX) options based on currency pairs, and index options.

ISE also provides professional investors with market data tools that help them to analyse investor sentiment, volatility, and other data on the options trading on the platform.

Find out more about the International Securities Exchange.

The ISE is an options exchange. It trades in options, not stocks. Find out more about trading in options.

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