2007 Press Releases

December 3, 2007
OIC Announces A New Monthly Volume Record As November Trading Jumps 68% Over The Same Period Last Year
OIC announced today that total options trading volume in November reached 310,801,122 contracts, a 68.1 percent increase over the year-ago level of 184,926,170 contracts. This marks the first time options volume surpassed 300 million contracts during a trading month. Average daily volume for November was14,800,054 contracts.

November 27, 2007
OIC Adds Virtual Trading to Its Portfolio of Educational Tools
OIC announced today the addition of a new Virtual Trading System (VTS) to its robust online educational offerings. This system is designed to provide investors with the most realistic trading environment possible as they practice executing various options strategies. VTS will be available in limited release on November 28 and to the public in January 2008.

November 1, 2007
OIC Announces October Options Trading Volume Increased 53 Percent
OIC announced today that 291,994,503 total options contracts changed hands in October, continuing a high-growth trend representing a 52.6 percent increase over October 2006 volume. Average daily volume for the month came in at 12,695,414 contracts.

October 1, 2007
OIC Announces September Options Trading Grew 28% over Same Period Last Year
OIC announced today that 203,411,204 total options contracts traded in September, a 28% percent increase over September 2006 volume. Average daily volume for the month was 10,705,853.

September 4, 2007
OIC Announces a New Monthly Volume Record as August Trading Jumps 83% over the Same Period Last Year
OIC announced today that total options trading volume in August reached 294,211,443 contracts, an 83.4 percent increase over the year-ago level of 160,450,902 contracts. This sets a new monthly trading volume record 11 percent higher than the previous record set just the month before, in July 2007.

August 6, 2007
OIC Announces Fall 2007 Equity Options Seminar Schedule
This September children will not be the only students returning to the classroom. The OIC recently announced its new fall schedule of equity options seminars. Knowledge-seeking investors and financial advisors can attend basic, covered calls, spreads, and advanced seminars in select cities across the U.S.

August 1, 2007
OIC Announces A New Monthly Volume Record As July Trading Jumps 72% Over The Same Period Last Year
OIC announced today that total options trading volume in July reached 265,867,612 contracts, a 72 percent increase over the year-ago level of 154,613,858 contracts.

July 2, 2007
OIC Announces June Options Trading Increased 31% Over Same Period Last Year
OIC announced today that total options trading volume in June reached 223,771,463 contracts, a 31 percent increase over the year-ago level of 170,749,224 contracts.

June 1, 2007
OIC Announces Record Month in May
OIC announced today that May 2007 trading set a new monthly volume record with 229,227,230 total options contracts changing hands. This represents a 14.8 percent increase over May 2006, the record month at that time, and an increase of more than 600,000 contracts over the previous monthly volume record set in March 2007.

May 17, 2007
OIC Introduces New Podcasts And Webcasts
OIC announced today the launch of its latest series of podcasts and webcasts, both available on its web site, www.888options.com. Apple iTunes will also carry the podcasts under the title "Options Strategies for Investors."

May 1, 2007
OIC Announces Continued Growth of Options Trading as April Volume Increases Nearly 30 Percent
OIC announced today that 196,883,295 total options contracts traded in April, continuing a high-growth trend as this represents a 29.7 percent increase over April 2006 volume. Average daily volume for the month was 9,844,165.

April 2, 2007
OIC Announces Record Month In March With More Than 200 Million Contracts Traded
OIC announced today that March 2007 set a new monthly volume record with 228,595,638 total options contracts traded, the first time monthly trading volume has ever exceeded 200 million contacts.

March 13, 2007
OIC Introduces Updated “Taxes & Investing" Pamphlet In Time For Tax Season
With tax season in full swing, The OIC announced today an addendum to its Taxes & Investing pamphlet is now available on the OIC web site. The new addendum reflects changes in the federal income tax law through January 31, 2007 that affect options investments.

March 1, 2007
Options Industry Volume Grows 28% Over Last February
OIC announced today that options trading volume in February rose 28.2 percent over the same period last year as 183,249,640 contracts were traded during the month.

February 1, 2007
Options Industry Begins 2007 with New Records, High Growth Trend Continues
OIC announced today that January trading volume totaled 197,577,509 contracts, up 11 percent over January 2006 when 178,193,346 contracts traded and set the monthly volume record at that time.

January 29, 2007
OIC Announces New Buy-Write Strategy Study and Web Site for Institutional Investors
OIC has initiated its educational efforts designed for institutional investors by providing support for a study of the performance of a buy-write strategy on the Russell 2000 Index (RUT).

January 19, 2007
OIC Announces Equity Options Seminar Schedule for Winter/Spring 2007
OIC announced today its winter/spring schedule of equity options seminars for investors and brokers. The seminar schedule will feature basic, covered calls, spreads, and advanced seminars in select cities across the U.S.

January 8, 2007
Options Industry Jumps out to Impressive Start in 2007, Sets New Daily Volume Record
OIC announced that a new daily trading volume record was set Friday, January 5, 2007, when 15,831,615 contracts changed hands, a 6.3 percent increase over the previous record of 14,888,644 contracts set Friday, January 20, 2006.

January 4, 2007
OIC Announces Susan Milligan as Executive Director
OIC announced today that Susan Milligan has been named Executive Director.

January 3, 2007
OIC Celebrates Another Record Year as Annual Volume Surges 35% over 2005
OIC announced today that total volume for 2006 set a new annual volume record with 2,027,847,586 contracts traded, representing a 34.8 percent increase over last year’s record of 1,504,311,540 contracts.

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