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Events

OIC invites you to expand your options knowledge by attending one of our free educational equity option seminars. Taught by exchange professionals, OIC seminars run from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.

Oct 18, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

The versatility of listed options is well-documented. While they can be used for generating income or as a way to acquire stock, there's another important role options can perform for investors - risk management. On Oct. 18, join OIC for an engaging webinar focusing on risk management techniques that can only be found with listed options. Register now, and get ready to learn about strategies, time frames, volatility and much more.



Oct 24, 2018
10:00 - 11:00 AM CST

Europe is an important source of business for the U.S. equity option markets. This webinar profiles the key findings of the 2018 Burton-Taylor study. Hosted by Gary Delany, OIC’s European Director and Andy Nybo, Director at Burton-Taylor, we’ll explore the reasons why Europe finds these markets attractive, as well as opportunities and challenges. Compelling viewing for those engaged in business sourced from outside the U.S.



Oct 25, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Many investors continue to wonder how long the bull market will last. After all, it began almost a decade ago. So does it make sense to consider hedging? Join us Oct. 25 for a lively panel discussion, moderated by OIC Sr. Investor Services Specialist Mark Benzaquen, to learn how professional investors think about hedging. During this online webinar, you'll hear directly from the pros about the market signals they monitor, as well as which strategies they use depending on the situation.



Nov 03, 2018
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST
New York
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Covered Calls

Session 1: Covered Calls: Why They're Used and How to Make Adjustments

The covered call is a widely used income-producing strategy, one that can be employed by individual investors and large institutions alike. In this session, we'll start at the beginning, explaining how calls can be sold on an existing holding - but then quickly moving right in to what you have to know about handling actual market conditions. Among the topics we'll cover:

  • What  investor can do if a stock sells off sharply
  • Whether it may be beneficial to hold a position when the underlying rallies above the strike price
  • The decisions an investor may face if your stock consolidates

You'll learn through a series of examples, all of which will show you what happens at expiration with the underlying at different levels. Register now for session one.

 



Nov 03, 2018
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Covered Calls - Online

Session 1 - Covered Calls: Why They're Used and How to Make Adjustments

The covered call is a widely used income-producing strategy, one that can be employed by individual investors and large institutions alike. In this session, we'll start at the beginning, explaining how calls can be sold on an existing holding - but then quickly moving right in to what you have to know about handling actual market conditions. Among the topics we'll cover:

  • What  investor can do if a stock sells off sharply
  • Whether it may be beneficial to hold a position when the underlying rallies above the strike price
  • The decisions an investor may face if your stock consolidates

You'll learn through a series of examples, all of which will show you what happens at expiration with the underlying at different levels. Register now for session one.

 



Nov 03, 2018
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST
New York
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: The Iron Condor

Session 2 - The Iron Condor: Generating Income With Defined Risk

For investors who are seeking a strategy that combines upfront income with clear risk, there are several ways to go. In this session, we'll focus on the one known as the iron condor. So what is it, exactly? It's a strategy that simultaneously involves two puts and two calls that can be used when your underlying stock or ETF is range-bound. During this presentation, you'll learn:

  • How to choose strikes
  • Whether an iron condor should be built one position at a time or all at once
  • When to pay special attention to a sizable up or down move in the underlying

We'll also go through all the details about assignment risk and, since there are four separate positions, we'll show you how to analyze all of the settlement possibilities. Register today for session two.



Nov 03, 2018
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: The Iron Condor - Online

Session 2 - The Iron Condor: Generating Income With Defined Risk

For investors who are seeking a strategy that combines upfront income with clear risk, there are several ways to go. In this session, we'll focus on the one known as the iron condor. So what is it, exactly? It's a strategy that simultaneously involves two puts and two calls that can be used when your underlying stock or ETF is range-bound. During this presentation, you'll learn:

  • How to choose strikes
  • Whether an iron condor should be built one position at a time or all at once
  • When to pay special attention to a sizable up or down move in the underlying

We'll also go through all the details about assignment risk and, since there are four separate positions, we'll show you how to analyze all of the settlement possibilities. Register today for session two.

 



Nov 03, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
New York
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Collars

Session 3 - Collars: Income-Generation and Position Protection Combined

You own a stock or ETF, and you want to hedge your position. You could go a few different ways, and one that's frequently done in these situations is the collar. A collar has two parts: an investor buys a put to protect on the downside and sells a call at the same time to collect premium. In this session, we'll explore this common risk management strategy, taking you through what to know about balancing strike selections and determining whether the collar starts with a debit or a credit. Then, we'll talk about:

  • Whether it may be appropriate to exit the long put if the underlying corrects
  • If an investor should consider redeploying the collar when the stock consolidates
  • When an investor might consider taking profits

Finally, we'll explain what it means when your underlying is in-the-money, at-the-money or out-of-the-money. Register now for session three.



Nov 03, 2018
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Collars - Online

Session 3 - Collars: Income-Generation and Position Protection Combined

You own a stock or ETF, and you want to hedge your position. You could go a few different ways, and one that's frequently done in these situations is the collar. A collar has two parts: an investor buys a put to protect on the downside and sells a call at the same time to collect premium. In this session, we'll explore this common risk management strategy, taking you through what to know about balancing strike selections and determining whether the collar starts with a debit or a credit. Then, we'll talk about:

  • Whether it may be appropriate to exit the long put if the underlying corrects
  • If an investor should consider redeploying the collar when the stock consolidates
  • When an investor might consider taking profits

Finally, we'll explain what it means when your underlying is in-the-money, at-the-money or out-of-the-money. Register now for session three.



Nov 08, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

For anyone investing in options, it's critical to understand everything that can affect pricing. After all, options are influenced by numerous factors, including how long until they expire, the impact of volatility and the amount they could move based on their underlying security. It may sound like a lot, but The Options Industry Council is here to make sense of it all. Interested? If so, join Dan Passarelli of Market Trader Mentoring for an OIC webinar that will cover the details on pricing. You'll learn about leverage, directional trades, probability and much, much more in a session that's essential for beginning and intermediate options investors. Register today.



Nov 15, 2018
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

No matter what we do, it helps to learn from the experts – it's as true with investing as it is with anything else. That's why The Options Industry Council wants you to be part of a webinar on November 15 that will provide sophisticated investors with an opportunity to hear about options investing directly from the professionals. Led by Joe Burgoyne, a former floor trader who's now OIC's Director of Individual Investor Education, this event will feature a panel of traders describing how they think, how they manage risk and even how they adapt when they're wrong. Register today.



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