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OIC Introduces "Directional Strategies: Trading Market Direction with Listed Options" Seminar

Chicago—March 27, 2003

Prevailing uncertainty in the market has left many investors seeking ways to protect their current portfolios or leverage market moves. The Options Industry Council (OIC) offers help with its newest live seminar offering, "Directional Strategies: Trading Market Direction with Listed Options."

The free seminar, which is taught by options experts from the U.S. equity options exchanges, takes place in the following cities from 6-9 p.m.

  • San Francisco - April 8 at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco
  • New York City - April 9 at the New York Marriott Financial Center Hote
  • Atlanta - April 30 at the JW Marriott Hotel

"We are excited about this latest offering, which takes our seminars to the next level," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "By expanding our offerings beyond basic concepts, we are meeting the educational demands of an increasingly sophisticated investment audience."

The Directional Strategies seminar will cover:

  • Behavior of options prices
  • Volatility
  • Buying calls
  • Selling puts
  • Trading vertical spreads
  • Managing positions

In addition, the seminar will provide attendees with case studies that compare different strategies in a variety of market conditions. Investors interested in attending can register by calling 1-888-OPTIONS or by registering online at OIC's Website.

About OIC

OIC is a non-profit association funded by the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC’s free resources include: The Options Industry Services call center at 1-888-OPTIONS, an educational Web site at www.888options.com, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional videos and educational literature and software.

Editors note: Reporters are welcome to attend the seminar to learn more about equity options and the directional strategies. To make arrangements, please contact Debbie Baratz at either 312-322-6267 or dbaratz@theocc.com.

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