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OIC Announces June 7 Brokers-Only Seminar "Options Strategies for Your Clients"

ChicagoMay 16, 2001

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that "Options Strategies for Your Clients," a new seminar for Series 7 licensed brokers, will be held on June 7 at The Westin Hotel in Denver from 3 - 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

"Options investors make good brokerage clients with their average income of $175,000, liquid assets of $866,000 and an average of 35 stock trades per year," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "This seminar offers brokers the opportunity to expand their options knowledge for clients they serve and the firms for which they work."

The two-hour seminar will be taught by Marshall Kearney, former CBOE Trader and current instructor for The Options Institute, and will cover a variety of topics related to equity options:

  • Demographics and trading practices of today's options investor
  • A review of options fundamentals
  • Practical options strategies
  • Recommendations for options resources
  • Considerations for brokerage firm

Brokers can register by either calling 1-888-OPTIONS or registering online at www.888options.com, OIC's Web site.

OIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by the nation's options exchanges to provide investor education about equity options. Today, its members include The American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC's free educational programs include: an educational Web site at www.888options.com, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional videos, educational brochures and interactive software. More information on these resources is available by visiting the Web site, calling 1-888-OPTIONS, or sending e-mail to options@theocc.com.

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