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The Options Industry Council Announces Investor Education Days For Fall 2010

Chicago—September 2, 2010

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today two Investor Education Days (IED) are being offered this fall to help investors develop their knowledge and ability to responsibly trade options in different market environments. The IEDs will be held in New York (October 5) and Chicago (October 23).

Options are an ideal investment vehicle for a variety of traders and market conditions. Presented by The Options Industry Council and taught by experienced instructors from the various options exchanges and OIC professionals, IED is a full day of options education including topics that range from Options Fundamentals to Spreads and Trends vs. Channels. There is no charge to attend either IED, however, advanced registration is required.

Those interested in attending can obtain schedule and location details and also register through OIC’s website,, or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS (1-888-678-4667).

Investor Education Day Topics Include:

Options Fundamentals

Collar Strategy

Diagonal Spreads

Trends vs. Channels: Choosing Your Indicators

Real Analysis, Real Time

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and coffee breaks and lunch are included during the event.

About OIC

OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: The Options Industry Services Help Desk at 1-888-OPTIONS, educational websites at www.OptionsEducation.org, www.OptionsEducation.org/advisor and www.OptionsEducation.org/institutional, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional DVDs and educational literature and software.

Press Contacts

Jim Binder
312-322-9853
jbinder@theocc.com
Angela Kotso
312-322-6267
akotso@theocc.com
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