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OIC Introduces "Advanced Options for the Real World" Seminar

Chicago—October 9, 2003

The Options Industry Council (OIC) and OptionVue Systems International, Inc. (OptionVue) announced today that their new free live seminar, "Advanced Options for the Real World" will be held in Chicago on Oct. 14. from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, at 301 East North Water Street.

"This seminar can help traders understand the critical variables that may impact a trade's profit and loss," said Steve Lentz, Director of Education and Research for OptionVue. Mr. Lentz, co-author of Simple Steps to Options Trading Success (2003) and numerous articles for various industry trade journals, will be teaching the Chicago seminar.

"We're introducing this new advanced seminar in response to the continuous requests from our investors to go beyond basic and intermediate strategies," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "In this record-breaking year for the options marketplace, we're seeing a huge interest in options education offerings as investors seek new strategies for hedging their portfolios."

OIC recommends this course for investors who already understand the language of options, including basic, long, short and simple spread trading strategies. Topics covered at the seminar include:

  • Leveraging the Statistical Advantages in Options Trading
  • Accurately Predicting Risk-to-Reward Ratios and Probabilities of Profit
  • Understanding Option Modeling and the Projection of Future Theoretical Option Prices
  • Using Volatility Movement to Your Advantage

To register, investors and brokers can either call 1-888-OPTIONS or register 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 Investor 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.

OptionVue Systems International, Inc. is a leading developer and marketer of options analysis software, data and market scanning services. Its mission is to provide robust, intelligent and intuitive programming; user-friendly graphical interfaces; and comprehensive education and support for traders of every experience level. In addition to OptionVue 5 Options Analysis and Trading Software, the company also offers IT consulting services, database and web-based analytical tool development.

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

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