The Consumer Pulse: Investing in Options for Income Potential

Aug 23, 2023

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In August 2023, Global X Research surveyed 1,061 individuals in the United States regarding their familiarity with and willingness to consider options as an investment vehicle. This survey included topics such as the rationale behind opting for these strategies or not, as well as their perceptions of market volatility and approaches to risk mitigation.

Key Takeaways

  • Of the 39% of respondents who utilize options within their portfolio, the most popular objective is risk management (39%). Of the 44% of respondents who do not utilize options within their portfolio, the primary reason is lack of knowledge (39%).
  • Nearly half (44%) of respondents are interested or very interested in learning more about options as an investment, while 12% already fully understand options and utilize them in their investment portfolio.
  • One-third (33%) of individuals either already own ETFs that employ options or are interested in purchasing ETFs that employ options. Another 20% have not considered purchasing ETFs that employ options previously but could be interested.

Click here to download the Global X ETFs August 2023 Consumer Pulse Survey: Investing in Options for Income Potential.