2013 Press Releases

 

December 2, 2013
OIC Announces November Options Volume Decreased 6 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 314,465,376 total options contracts traded in November, down 6.28 percent compared to last November when 335,527,473 contracts were traded.

November 6, 2013
OIC Announces 'Road To Wall Street' Returns 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 15.

November 4, 2013
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in Atlanta November 16
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that its next Investor Education Day (IED) for 2013 is taking place in Atlanta, GA on November 16.

November 1, 2013
OIC Announces October Options Volume Up 24 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 401,726,200 total options contracts traded in October, which is 23.86 percent more than the previous October when 324,329,913 contracts were traded.

October 1, 2013
OIC Announces September Options Volume Down 4 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 315,911,302 total options contracts traded in September, which is 4.16 percent less than last September when 329,627,631 contracts were traded.

October 1, 2013
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in the Boston Area October 12
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that its next Investor Education Day (IED) for 2013 is taking place in Cambridge, MA on October 12.

September 26, 2013
Study Finds European Demand for U.S. Options Remains Strong
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today presented the results of the study, "European Interest in U.S. Options: Factors Driving Renewed Demand," conducted by Tabb Group and commissioned by OIC. The study findings show a sustained interest in the use of U.S. options by European investors driven by factors including the depth of liquidity, strength and accessibility of U.S. options markets in the current regulatory climate.

September 12, 2013
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in New York September 21
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that its next Investor Education Day (IED) for 2013 is taking place in New York on September 21.

September 4, 2013
OIC Announces Equity Options Seminar Schedule for Fall 2013
The Options Industry Council (OIC) recently announced its seminar schedule for fall. The seminars focus on basic, intermediate and advanced options topics as well as volatility and the Greeks. The fall lineup will also debut an interactive introduction to options workshop, which will be held in Houston, TX; New Brunswick, NJ; and Tampa, FL.

September 3, 2013
OIC Announces August Options Volume Rose 4 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 321,976,044 total options contracts traded in August, which is up 3.55 percent compared to last year when 310,936,920 contracts were traded.

August 1, 2013
OIC Announces July Options Volume Up 6 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 324,651,203 total options contracts traded in July, which is up 5.81 percent compared to last July when 306,817,994 contracts were traded.

July 15, 2013
The Taipei Foundation of Finance and The Options Industry Council Sign Content Licensing Agreement
The Taipei Foundation of Finance (TFF) and The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today they have entered into a content licensing agreement to develop an educational program for financial industry professionals and investors in Taiwan and China.

July 1, 2013
OIC Announces June Options Volume Up 11 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 361,180,257 total options contracts traded in June, which is up 10.86 percent compared to last year when 325,813,094 contracts were traded.

June 4, 2013
OIC Kicks Off Its Summer Program with New Internet Radio Show
The Options Industry Council announced today a new educational program to kick off its summer session, OIC's Wide World of Options, an internet radio show hosted by Joe Burgoyne, OIC Director of Retail Education. This radio show is the latest addition to OIC's options education lineup and will be aired as a reoccurring series on the Options Insider Radio Network starting today, June 4, 2013.

June 3, 2013
OIC Announces May Options Volume Increased 2 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 386,428,255 total options contracts traded in May, which is up 2.35 percent compared to last year when 377,539,997 contracts were traded.

May 1, 2013
OIC Announces April Options Volume Rose 16 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 371,147,433 total options contracts were traded in April, which is up 16.11 percent compared to last year when 319,640,606 contracts were traded. This marks the best April volume on record.

April 25, 2013
OIC Announces Investor Education Day in the Chicagoland Area May 11
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that its second Investor Education Day (IED) for 2013 is taking place in Schaumburg, IL on May 11.

April 9, 2013
OIC Congratulates The Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education Forum on a Successful Third Year
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today congratulated everyone involved in this year’s Quinnipiac Global Asset Management Education (G.A.M.E.) Forum for producing a very successful program. Having just completed its third year, the G.A.M.E. Forum brought together more than 1,000 students from 118 colleges and universities representing 33 countries, 44 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to explore the important issues facing investment professionals today.

April 1, 2013
OIC Announces Average Daily Options Volume in March Declined 9 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that average daily options volume came in at 15,578,265 contracts, 8.91 percent down from the 17,102,093 contracts level of last March. Year-to-date average daily trading volume is down 3.2 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012.

March 1, 2013
OIC Announces February Options Volume Down 8.16 Percent
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 320,943,312 total options contracts were traded in February, which represents an 8.16 percent decline compared to last year when 349,463,168 contracts were traded.

February 14, 2013
OIC Announces Meyer "Sandy" Frucher to Receive Joseph W. Sullivan Award at the Annual Options Industry Conference
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced Meyer "Sandy” Frucher as the 2013 recipient of the Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the growth and integrity of the U.S. options market. The award will be presented at the 31st Annual Options Industry Conference, to be held April 24-26 at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada.

February 14, 2013
OIC Announces Investor Education Day In Costa Mesa March 2
The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that its first Investor Education Day (IED) for 2013 is taking place in Costa Mesa, CA on March 2.

February 11, 2013
The MIAX Options Exchange Joins The Options Industry Council
The MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX) has become a member of The Options Industry Council (OIC). MIAX joins OCC, its member firms and the other OIC exchanges in helping promote the responsible use of equity options through education.

February 1, 2013
OIC Announces January Options Volume Rises 7.7 Percent on Strongest Volume Since May
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 361,071,621 total options contracts were traded in January. That is a 7.65 percent increase from January last year when 335,399,999 contracts were traded, and the highest monthly volume since May 2012.

January 9, 2013
OIC Announces Equity Options Seminar Schedule for Winter and Spring 2013
The Options Industry Council (OIC) recently announced its seminar schedule for the winter and spring seasons. The seminars focus on basic, intermediate and advanced options topics as well as volatility and new for 2013, the Greeks.

January 2, 2013
OIC Announces December Options Volume Down 2% with 2012 Volume Surpassing 4 Billion Contracts
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 312,528,471 total options contracts were traded in December, which is a 2.43 percent decrease compared to the previous December when 320,324,954 contracts were traded.

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