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.

Jan 23, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

In every market, price is king, whether you're talking about stocks, bonds or options. But when it comes to options specifically, several unique factors go in to determining just what that price is. The good news is The Options Industry Council is here to help you understand all the parts. That's why we want you to sign up for a free webinar on Jan. 23, 2019, that's all about option pricing. When you take part, you'll hear about many aspects of pricing, including:

  • Intrinsic value and extrinsic value
  • Time decay and theta
  • How implied volatility affects option prices

During this session, we'll also cover the four basic outright positions - long calls, short calls, long puts and short puts - to help you see how option prices get set in the marketplace. Register now for your spot.

Feb 13, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Volatility is back - so when it comes to trading options, paying attention to risk is essential. As such, it's important for investors to understand how options can be used like insurance to hedge against unexpected market movements. Join The Options Industry Council as we explore using options to mitigate risk by buying long puts. We'll discuss in detail how investors can choose a strike price and expiration, then we'll break down how investors can manage a long put position based on different market conditions. Be sure to register for this informative event and learn how savvy investors utilize long puts for protection.

Feb 20, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Buying puts to protect your long stock can be a great way to mitigate market risk - but how can you pay for it? By selling a call against the protective put, investors can create a collar around their stock position as a hedging tool, while still allowing for some upward market participation. Join The Options Industry Council as we explore this widely used defensive strategy, and learn from the pros as they explain all sides of the options collar. Plus, they'll take your questions, all in a quick, 60-minute session.

Mar 13, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

When it comes to options, market volatility is the great unknown.  Protecting investments with options positions can not only be a safe play, but a smart one as well, especially in times of market uncertainty.  Join OIC as we welcome industry pros to talk about hedging positions in a volatile market--including how to analyze the market and what red flags should cause us to be concerned.  They'll explain which strategies they use as well the how's, why's, and when of hedging.  Register today to reserve your spot and be sure not to miss this highly informative and exciting talk!

Sponsored By:

  • OCC

OIC Participant Exchanges:

  • BOX
  • Cboe
  • MIAX
  • Nasdaq
  • NYSE

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