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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, OIC hosts free webinars on a variety of options-related topics. Taught by experienced options professionals, OIC webinars run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (CT), unless otherwise noted. Registration is required and will give you access to an on-demand replay of the event. Watch OIC's past webinars on-demand here.

Oct 01, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 PM CST

Understanding Listed Options

This five-part series will build a foundation of knowledge that will give you confidence to consider options if you are not currently using them. For those of you who are using listed options, this series will be a good review of what they are, how they work and what strategies make the most sense.

Session 2: Critical Pricing Factors

The “Greeks” are option pricing factors that are crucial to understand and easy to digest. We’ll review Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega, and Rho in detail with examples.

Register to sign-up for this webinar and other sessions in the series. 



Oct 09, 2020
10:00 - 11:15 AM CST

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10:00 – 10:10 am          OCC Welcome Remarks

John Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, OCC

10:10 – 10:30 am          Options Industry Overview        

Denise Knabjian, Senior Vice President Investor Education, OCC   

With an average of 28 million options contracts traded daily across 16 options exchanges, and centrally cleared by OCC, the U.S. options market is truly unique. Hear an overview of the industry and gain insights on opportunities in one of the most exciting areas within the financial markets. We will cover the history of the options market, how it has evolved and what the future may hold.                             

10:30 – 11:15 am          Technology Innovation and Opportunity

The U.S. options market has never been more dynamic. Technology has placed multiple asset classes at the fingertips of every investor, and options have been no exception. Technology-led innovations alongside robust and accessible options education programs have opened new opportunities for investors. Join industry professionals as they discuss the options marketplace, the driving forces behind its stellar growth and the current economic environment. 

Moderator: Geralyn Endo, Head of Client Engagement, Cboe
Panelists:

Greg Stevens, Vice President Independent Investing Options Experience,
                          Fidelity Investments
Meaghan Dugan, Head of Product and Competitive Strategy, NYSE
Chris Larkin, Managing Director of Trading and Investing Product, E*TRADE



Oct 09, 2020
11:45 - 1:00 PM CST

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11:45 am – 12:30 pm     The Journey from Data to Intelligence

Cris Doloc, Professor of Financial Mathematics, University of Chicago

Shedding some light on Data Science and its role in decision making.

  • Examining the promises and challenges that the new era of data-driven decision making brings to the financial industry.
  • Introducing a new paradigm that is going to fundamentally change the ways in which many industries operate and will revolutionize the structure of the future workforce.

12:30 – 12:40 pm           Barron’s in Education 

Joe Lanza, Director of Financial Education, Barron’s Group

12:40 – 1:00 pm             The Upcoming Election and the Economy

Allen Root, Senior Special Writer, Barron’s Group

Joe Lanza, Barron's Director of Financial Education, will interview Al Root, Barron's Senior Special Writer, on the upcoming election and the likely impact to the economy, taxes, and financial markets.



Oct 14, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Online
Intermediate / Advanced

Webinar: Volatility Strategies

Once you understand how volatility can impact option prices, you might be looking for strategies to capitalize on changes in volatility. If so, don’t miss a free webinar that will provide some choices. On October 14, join The Options Industry Council’s Ken Keating to learn about:

  • Long straddles and long strangles
  • Short straddles vs. the iron butterfly
  • Short strangles vs. iron condors
  • Choosing strikes and expirations
  • Profit and loss calculations, and managing positions at expiration

Sign up now so you can learn more about volatility strategies - it’s completely free. And registration means you’ll have access to the replay anytime, anywhere.



Oct 21, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Options have many purposes - and one of them is that they can be used as a source of income. Could options as an income-generation tool have a place in your investment plan? To find out, join The Options Industry Council on Oct. 21 for a free webinar led by Dan Carrigan, a long-time industry professional and current president of Nasdaq Futures, Inc. This webinar will cover:

  • Strategy selection
  • Covered calls and cash-secured puts
  • The covered combination
  • Examples and position management

Register now for this free, live OIC event. Plus, registration gives you access to the replay to watch any time. Sign up now.



Oct 22, 2020
1:30 - 1:30 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Using Protective Puts Like Insurance

Understanding Listed Options

This five-part series will build a foundation of knowledge that will give you confidence to consider options if you are not currently using them. For those of you who are using listed options, this series will be a good review of what they are, how they work and what strategies make the most sense.

Session 3: Using Protective Puts Like Insurance

Options for portfolio protection, what rights do put buyers have, what strike price and expiration should be considered, how much protection makes sense, what’s the cost? We’ll include examples.

Register to sign-up for this webinar and other sessions in the series.



Nov 11, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

For anyone investing with options, the Greeks matter. That’s because they help investors see what may be influencing prices, such as time left before an option expires. On Nov. 11, join The Options Industry Council for a free, live webinar led by a former industry professional who now works as an OIC instructor. You’ll learn about:

  • Options with the most, and least, exposure to the Greeks
  • The impact of time decay
  • Implied volatility around earnings
  • Interest rates and cost of carry

Plus, we’ll bolster your learning with quizzes during the webinar. Register now! And when you sign up, you’ll also get access to a replay you can watch over and over again.



Nov 12, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 PM CST

Understanding Listed Options

This five-part series will build a foundation of knowledge that will give you confidence to consider options if you are not currently using them. For those of you who are using listed options, this series will be a good review of what they are, how they work and what strategies make the most sense.

Session 4: How Options May Generate Positive Cash Flow

The potential to generate income with options, what are the pluses and minuses to consider? What strategy choices work for you, covered calls, cash secured puts, covered combos? Does a consistent income strategy with options fit your needs?

Register to sign-up for this webinar and other sessions in the series.



Dec 03, 2020
1:30 - 2:30 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Theoretical Pricing Factors

Understanding Listed Options

This five-part series will build a foundation of knowledge that will give you confidence to consider options if you are not currently using them. For those of you who are using listed options, this series will be a good review of what they are, how they work and what strategies make the most sense.

Session 5: Theoretical Pricing Factors
​​​​​​We’ll explore pricing models, all important put/call parity, volatility skew, and some of the other nuances associated with listed options.

Register to sign-up for this webinar and other sessions in the series.



Dec 09, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Many factors affect option prices, and among the most important are delta and gamma - two of the Greeks. These particular Greeks will be in focus during a free, live webinar on Dec. 9 from The Options Industry Council. Led by a former industry professional turned OIC instructor, this webinar will help you understand:

  • The definitions of delta and gamma
  • What the Greeks mean for prices
  • Near-term positions, long-term positions and moneyness

OIC will also discuss gamma scalping and the iron condor strategy, while providing quizzes during the webinar to enhance your knowledge. Sign up today. And when you register, you get automatic access to our archive to watch the webinar replay any time.



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