Option Risk Disclosure
Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors. The risks inherent to options trading may expose investors to volatility and possibly rapid and substantial losses (in certain instances, more than the account equity). Options trading is subject to our Firm’s review and approval. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before trading options. A physical copy may also be mailed to you by calling (212) 964-6505.
Option Exercise Allocation Disclosure
The Securities and Exchange Commission requires that clients be advised in writing of the method used to allocate option exercise notices to customer accounts. Our Clearing Firm Hilltop Securities, handles all of our option assignments. Exercise assignment notices for contracts are allocated among customer short positions pursuant to a manual procedure which randomly selects from among all customer short positions, including positions established on the day of assignment, those contracts that are subject to exercise. All short positions are liable for assignment at any time. A more detailed description of their random allocation procedure is available upon request.