Learn Something New This Fall: Options Industry Council Announces Fall Seminar Schedule

Chicago—August 28, 2001

Investors and brokers interested in learning more about equity options can look to The Options Industry Council (OIC) as a resource. OIC announced today its fall schedule of options seminars, taught by exchange professionals in a classroom-style format. The seminars take place in select cities in the U.S. and Canada from 6-9 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

Fall classes will be held in the following cities from September through November: Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Greenwich, Conn.; Kansas City, Mo.; Long Island, N.Y.; Montreal; Omaha, Neb; Parsippany, N.J.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I. ; New York; Sacramento, Calif.; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle; St. Louis; Teaneck, N.J; Toronto; Washington, D.C; and White Plains, N.Y.

"As the options market continues to grow, so do the educational needs of options investors," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "OIC's free seminars offer useful information for both the novice and experienced investor."

Investors and brokers interested in attending the seminars can obtain a detailed schedule of the dates and locations, as well as register for the seminars, through the OIC Web site at www.888options.com or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS. Seminars include:

  • Basic Seminar - Options Strategies for Stock Investors. Teaches options terminology and mechanics, options strategies and symbology and introduces Long Term Equity AnticiPation Securities® (LEAPS).
  • Intermediate Seminar - Practical Strategy Applications Utilizing Educational Software. A follow-up to the basic/intermediate seminar which provides insight on managing an options portfolio. This workshop briefly reviews options basics, and provides more in-depth instruction on pricing, strategies for different markets and methods for managing options positions.

OIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by the nation's options exchanges to provide investor education about equity options. Today, its members include The American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC's free educational programs include: an educational Web site at www.888options.com, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional videos, educational brochures and interactive software. More information on these resources is available by visiting the Web site or sending e-mail to options@theocc.com. U.S. residents can also call 1-888-OPTIONS.

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