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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.

Jan 16, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

If you've wondered whether options might have a place in your portfolio, but you weren't sure where to find out, The Options Industry Council has just the webinar for you. On Jan. 16, join us for “Getting Started With Options," a session that will provide an easy-to-follow tutorial on the basics of options. Led by Mark Benzaquen, you'll learn about the reasons options are used in the markets and what an investor should know before buying or selling. Here's some of what we'll discuss:

  • Details on calls and puts
  • The difference between rights and obligations
  • Strike prices and option exercise styles

Plus, to make sure you get a solid overview in one sitting, we'll also cover expiration cycles, assignment and what it means for options to be in-the-money, at-the-money and out-of-the-money. Register today for this free OIC webinar.



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.



Sponsored By:

  • OCC

OIC Participant Exchanges:

  • BOX
  • Cboe
  • MIAX
  • Nasdaq
  • NYSE

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