Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2013


LEAPS stands for Long Term Equity Anticipation Security and are options that have longer than usual expiration.

Most options have expiry cycles of three, six, or nine months while LEAPS can have an expiration of a year, two years or even three years. LEAPS are often seen as more conservative investments because of the longer term of the contract. They are good for beginning investors because they can offer some of the benefits and fewer of the risks associated with having the actual stocks in one’s portfolio.

Share Button

About the Author

- Marcus Holland has been trading the financial markets since 2007 with a particular focus on soft commodities. He graduated in 2004 from the University of Plymouth with a BA (Hons) in Business and Finance.