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OIC is an industry resource supported by OCC to provide trustworthy education to investors about the benefits and risks of using exchange-listed options.

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Getting started with options

Learn about options trading, how pricing works plus the benefits and risks of using the product.

A Deeper Dive

Investing With Options

Explore these advanced concepts to bring your options knowledge to the next level.

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Options Strategy Builders

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Financial Advisors and Exchange-Listed Options

This OIC-sponsored study explores characteristics and key influences among financial advisors who use options in their practices.

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How Institutional Investors Use and Think About Options

Read this study to understand how investors can improve their overall risk-return profile and increase income from investment holdings.

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