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December 3, 2012
The Options Industry Council Announces Options Trading Volume Down 3 Percent In November
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 335,527,473 contracts were traded in November, which is off 2.57 percent compared to last November when 344,377,310 contracts were traded.

November 1, 2012
OIC Announces Options Trading Volume Declined 17% in October
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 324,329,913 total options contracts were traded in October which is 17.05 percent less than the 390,982,436 contracts traded in October 2011.

October 23, 2012
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange And The Options Industry Council Sign MOU Regarding Options Research and Education in China
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) and The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding joint options research and education. The ceremony was held with members of the OIC and SZSE in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday October 23, 2012.

October 19, 2012
Shanghai Association For International Exchange Of Personnel And The Options Industry Council Sign MOU Regarding Options Education In Shanghai
Shanghai Association for International Exchange of Personnel (SAIEP) and The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation on options research and education. This is the first MOU in China for OIC. Members of SAIEP and OIC attended the signing ceremony in Shanghai, China on Friday, October 19, 2012.

October 17, 2012
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in Chicago October 27
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced its next 2012 Investor Education Day (IED) will be held in Chicago on October 27.

October 16, 2012
OIC Announces Newest 'Road to Wall Street' Event Comes Back to The Stuart School of Business at IIT
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that the next event in its university outreach program, The Road to Wall Street: Analyze Your Options, will be at the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago for college students and faculty from IIT as well as the Chicagoland area on Friday, November 2.

October 1, 2012
OIC Announces Average Daily Options Trading Volume Declined 7 Percent in September
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 17,348,823 contracts were traded on average each day in September, a 6.9 percent decline from the 18,630,087 contract average in September 2011, and the highest average recorded since February.

September 18, 2012
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in San Francisco September 29
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced its latest Investor Education Day (IED) scheduled for September 29 in San Francisco.

September 6, 2012
OIC Announces Equity Options Seminar Lineup for Fall 2012
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced its seminar schedule for the fall season. Seminars are tailored to meet investors’ knowledge and skill level and focus on options basic, ETFs, intermediate, volatility and advanced topics.

September 4, 2012
OIC Announces Options Trading Volume Remains on Track for Second Best Year After August Decline
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 310,936,920 total options contracts were traded in August. This is 43.47 percent less than the all-time monthly volume record of 550,049,407 contracts traded in August 2011.

August 1, 2012
OIC Announces July Options Trading Volume Down 12%
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 306,817,994 total options contracts changed hands in July, down 11.89 percent compared to the 348,218,171 contracts traded the previous July. However, at the end of July, year-to-date volume was just off of last year's by 6.81 percent, coming in at 2,390,920,900 contracts compared to the 2,565,767,148 from July 2011.

July 2, 2012
OIC Announces June Options Trading Volume Decreased 13%
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 325,813,094 total options contracts were traded in June, 12.63 percent less than the 372,928,893 contracts traded in June 2011.

June 28, 2012
OIC And CISI Content Sharing Agreement Expands Access To Options Trading Education
The Options Industry Council (OIC) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) have signed a content sharing agreement making OIC's renowned equity options educational materials available to CISI's global membership.

June 1, 2012
OIC Announces May Options Trading Volume Up 5%
OIC announced today that 377,539,997 total options contracts changed hands in May, up 5.07 percent compared to the 359,310,820 contracts traded the previous May.

May 3, 2012
OIC Announces Latest Study Findings Showing Collar Strategy Improves Performance And Reduces Risk
OIC today announced that new research shows collar strategies provide portfolios with greater downside risk protection than standard multi-asset diversification programs, significantly reducing volatility, drawdowns and, in certain market environments, providing enhanced returns relative to a stand-alone investment.

May 1, 2012
OIC Announces April Options Trading Volume Decreased 5%
OIC today announced today that 319,640,606 total options contracts changed hands in April, 4.71 percent less than the 335,425,947 contracts traded in April 2011.

April 10, 2012
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in New York City April 21
OIC today announced its next Investor Education Day (IED) for 2012 taking place in New York City on April 21.

April 3, 2012
OIC Announces 'Road to Wall Street' Event with Rutgers Business School
OIC announced today that the next event in its university outreach program, The Road to Wall Street: Analyze Your Options, will be at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ on Friday, April 13.

April 2, 2012
OIC Announces March Options Trading Volume Falls 10%
OIC announced today that 376,246,042 total options contracts changed hands in March, 9.8 percent less than the 417,188,575 contracts traded in March 2011, the second highest monthly volume on record.

April 2, 2012
OIC Announces Launch of Redesigned Website
OIC today announced the launch of its redesigned website at www.OptionsEducation.org.

March 1, 2012
OIC Announces February Options Trading Volume Off 1%
OIC announced today that 349,463,168 total options contracts changed hands in February, 1.34 percent less than the 354,214,236 contracts traded in February 2011.

February 23, 2012
OIC Announces Edward J. Joyce to Receive Joseph W. Sullivan Award at the Annual Options Industry Conference
OIC today announced today Edward J. Joyce as the 2012 recipient of the Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award. This recognition on behalf of outstanding contributions to the growth and integrity of the U.S. options market. The award presentation will be at the 30th Annual Options Industry Conference, being held at The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, from May 3-5.

February 21, 2012
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in Atlanta March 10
OIC today announced its first 2012 Investor Education Day (IED) scheduled for March 10 in Atlanta.

February 1, 2012
OIC Announces January Volume Declined 11 Percent
OIC announced today that 335,399,999 total options contracts changed hands in January, which is down 11.38 percent compared to January of last year when 378,480,506 contracts were traded.

January 12, 2012
OIC Announces Equity Options Seminar Lineup for Winter/Spring 2012
OIC announced today its seminar schedule for the winter and spring season.

January 3, 2012
OIC Announces December Options Trading Volume Down 6% While 2011 Volume Sets Ninth Consecutive Record
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 320,324,954 total options contracts were traded in December, which is a 6.12 percent decrease compared to December 2010 volume of 341,207,420 contracts.

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