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Events

OIC invites you to expand your options knowledge by attending one of our free educational equity option webinars or seminars. Taught by exchange professionals, OIC seminars run from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.

Mar 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST

Insurance is usually thought about for our homes and our cars, so why not for investments?  Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect positions against market uncertainty, and OIC can show you how it works.  In this lively 60-minute session, we’ll cover the basics of Protective Puts and look at the differences between protecting your option position versus your entire portfolio.  We’ll also explore using Put Spreads as a protective strategy —and of course, we’ll be taking your questions. 

Session topics include:

  • Recap of put buying basics – rights, premium, deductible
  • Recap example of protective put
  • Calculating how many puts to buy for equity protection
  • Calculating how many index puts to buy for portfolio protection
  • Using a put spread for protection – what you gain and what you give up compared to protective put
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST

Insurance is usually thought about for our homes and our cars, so why not for investments?  Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect positions against market uncertainty, and OIC can show you how it works.  In this lively 60-minute session, we’ll cover the basics of Protective Puts and look at the differences between protecting your option position versus your entire portfolio.  We’ll also explore using Put Spreads as a protective strategy —and of course, we’ll be taking your questions. 

Session topics include:

  • Recap of put buying basics – rights, premium, deductible
  • Recap example of protective put
  • Calculating how many puts to buy for equity protection
  • Calculating how many index puts to buy for portfolio protection
  • Using a put spread for protection – what you gain and what you give up compared to protective put
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST

Insurance is usually thought about for our homes and our cars, so why not for investments?  Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect positions against market uncertainty, and OIC can show you how it works.  In this lively 60-minute session, we’ll cover the basics of Protective Puts and look at the differences between protecting your option position versus your entire portfolio.  We’ll also explore using Put Spreads as a protective strategy —and of course, we’ll be taking your questions. 

Session topics include:

  • Recap of put buying basics – rights, premium, deductible
  • Recap example of protective put
  • Calculating how many puts to buy for equity protection
  • Calculating how many index puts to buy for portfolio protection
  • Using a put spread for protection – what you gain and what you give up compared to protective put
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST
Naperville
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Using Protective Puts like Insurance

Insurance is usually thought about for our homes and our cars, so why not for investments?  Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect positions against market uncertainty, and OIC can show you how it works.  In this lively 60-minute session, we’ll cover the basics of Protective Puts and look at the differences between protecting your option position versus your entire portfolio.  We’ll also explore using Put Spreads as a protective strategy —and of course, we’ll be taking your questions. 

Session topics include:

  • Recap of put buying basics – rights, premium, deductible
  • Recap example of protective put
  • Calculating how many puts to buy for equity protection
  • Calculating how many index puts to buy for portfolio protection
  • Using a put spread for protection – what you gain and what you give up compared to protective put
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST
Naperville
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Using Protective Puts like Insurance

Insurance is usually thought about for our homes and our cars, so why not for investments?  Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect positions against market uncertainty, and OIC can show you how it works.  In this lively 60-minute session, we’ll cover the basics of Protective Puts and look at the differences between protecting your option position versus your entire portfolio.  We’ll also explore using Put Spreads as a protective strategy —and of course, we’ll be taking your questions. 

Session topics include:

  • Recap of put buying basics – rights, premium, deductible
  • Recap example of protective put
  • Calculating how many puts to buy for equity protection
  • Calculating how many index puts to buy for portfolio protection
  • Using a put spread for protection – what you gain and what you give up compared to protective put
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST
Naperville
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Using Protective Puts like Insurance

Insurance is usually thought about for our homes and our cars, so why not for investments?  Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect positions against market uncertainty, and OIC can show you how it works.  In this lively 60-minute session, we’ll cover the basics of Protective Puts and look at the differences between protecting your option position versus your entire portfolio.  We’ll also explore using Put Spreads as a protective strategy —and of course, we’ll be taking your questions. 

Session topics include:

  • Recap of put buying basics – rights, premium, deductible
  • Recap example of protective put
  • Calculating how many puts to buy for equity protection
  • Calculating how many index puts to buy for portfolio protection
  • Using a put spread for protection – what you gain and what you give up compared to protective put
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

If you believe that what goes up must come down—or, if you have a long stock position that’s taking it on the chin, you might be interested in Ratio Spreads.  Buying and selling options in different quantities can not only afford you protection, but it can come at an affordable price.  Join us as we breakdown Long Ratio Put Spreads and a Stock Repair Strategy in this session that includes how to choose appropriate strikes and position management.  This engaging 60-minute session will also be chock full of examples with easy to understand profit and loss graphs so don’t miss out!

 Session topics include:

  • Long Ratio Put Spread  
  • Stock Repair
  • Strategy motivations, choosing strikes and managing the position
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

If you believe that what goes up must come down—or, if you have a long stock position that’s taking it on the chin, you might be interested in Ratio Spreads.  Buying and selling options in different quantities can not only afford you protection, but it can come at an affordable price.  Join us as we breakdown Long Ratio Put Spreads and a Stock Repair Strategy in this session that includes how to choose appropriate strikes and position management.  This engaging 60-minute session will also be chock full of examples with easy to understand profit and loss graphs so don’t miss out!

 Session topics include:

  • Long Ratio Put Spread  
  • Stock Repair
  • Strategy motivations, choosing strikes and managing the position
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

If you believe that what goes up must come down—or, if you have a long stock position that’s taking it on the chin, you might be interested in Ratio Spreads.  Buying and selling options in different quantities can not only afford you protection, but it can come at an affordable price.  Join us as we breakdown Long Ratio Put Spreads and a Stock Repair Strategy in this session that includes how to choose appropriate strikes and position management.  This engaging 60-minute session will also be chock full of examples with easy to understand profit and loss graphs so don’t miss out!

 Session topics include:

  • Long Ratio Put Spread  
  • Stock Repair
  • Strategy motivations, choosing strikes and managing the position
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

If you believe that what goes up must come down—or, if you have a long stock position that’s taking it on the chin, you might be interested in Ratio Spreads.  Buying and selling options in different quantities can not only afford you protection, but it can come at an affordable price.  Join us as we breakdown Long Ratio Put Spreads and a Stock Repair Strategy in this session that includes how to choose appropriate strikes and position management.  This engaging 60-minute session will also be chock full of examples with easy to understand profit and loss graphs so don’t miss out!

 Session topics include:

  • Long Ratio Put Spread  
  • Stock Repair
  • Strategy motivations, choosing strikes and managing the position
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

If you believe that what goes up must come down—or, if you have a long stock position that’s taking it on the chin, you might be interested in Ratio Spreads.  Buying and selling options in different quantities can not only afford you protection, but it can come at an affordable price.  Join us as we breakdown Long Ratio Put Spreads and a Stock Repair Strategy in this session that includes how to choose appropriate strikes and position management.  This engaging 60-minute session will also be chock full of examples with easy to understand profit and loss graphs so don’t miss out!

 Session topics include:

  • Long Ratio Put Spread  
  • Stock Repair
  • Strategy motivations, choosing strikes and managing the position
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

If you believe that what goes up must come down—or, if you have a long stock position that’s taking it on the chin, you might be interested in Ratio Spreads.  Buying and selling options in different quantities can not only afford you protection, but it can come at an affordable price.  Join us as we breakdown Long Ratio Put Spreads and a Stock Repair Strategy in this session that includes how to choose appropriate strikes and position management.  This engaging 60-minute session will also be chock full of examples with easy to understand profit and loss graphs so don’t miss out!

 Session topics include:

  • Long Ratio Put Spread  
  • Stock Repair
  • Strategy motivations, choosing strikes and managing the position
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect your position or portfolio against unexpected market downturns—but how do we pay for it?  An options Collar can be a good strategy that affords us the same protection but at little to no cost.  Join OIC as we discuss the traditional Options Collar as well as incorporating a few unique twists.  We’ll look at strike selection, expiration dates (including incorporating DIFFERENT expiry’s), and position management.  We’ll also explore Put Spread Collars and see how they stack up to the traditional strategy.  And as always, we’ll be sure to include plenty of examples and time for your questions in this unique and exciting look at the Options Collar. 

Session topics include:

  • A recap of traditional Collar
  • Strike prices and expiration dates selection
  • Staggering expiration dates
  • How to manage under various market conditions (i.e. market rally through short strike, roll or not, etc.)
  • When do staggered strikes perform better/worse than the traditional Collar
  • Put Spread Collar – What Is It?
  • What do you gain and give up compared to traditional Collar
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect your position or portfolio against unexpected market downturns—but how do we pay for it?  An options Collar can be a good strategy that affords us the same protection but at little to no cost.  Join OIC as we discuss the traditional Options Collar as well as incorporating a few unique twists.  We’ll look at strike selection, expiration dates (including incorporating DIFFERENT expiry’s), and position management.  We’ll also explore Put Spread Collars and see how they stack up to the traditional strategy.  And as always, we’ll be sure to include plenty of examples and time for your questions in this unique and exciting look at the Options Collar. 

Session topics include:

  • A recap of traditional Collar
  • Strike prices and expiration dates selection
  • Staggering expiration dates
  • How to manage under various market conditions (i.e. market rally through short strike, roll or not, etc.)
  • When do staggered strikes perform better/worse than the traditional Collar
  • Put Spread Collar – What Is It?
  • What do you gain and give up compared to traditional Collar
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect your position or portfolio against unexpected market downturns—but how do we pay for it?  An options Collar can be a good strategy that affords us the same protection but at little to no cost.  Join OIC as we discuss the traditional Options Collar as well as incorporating a few unique twists.  We’ll look at strike selection, expiration dates (including incorporating DIFFERENT expiry’s), and position management.  We’ll also explore Put Spread Collars and see how they stack up to the traditional strategy.  And as always, we’ll be sure to include plenty of examples and time for your questions in this unique and exciting look at the Options Collar. 

Session topics include:

  • A recap of traditional Collar
  • Strike prices and expiration dates selection
  • Staggering expiration dates
  • How to manage under various market conditions (i.e. market rally through short strike, roll or not, etc.)
  • When do staggered strikes perform better/worse than the traditional Collar
  • Put Spread Collar – What Is It?
  • What do you gain and give up compared to traditional Collar
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Naperville
Intermediate / Advanced

Seminar: Unique Twists on the Options Collar

Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect your position or portfolio against unexpected market downturns—but how do we pay for it?  An options Collar can be a good strategy that affords us the same protection but at little to no cost.  Join OIC as we discuss the traditional Options Collar as well as incorporating a few unique twists.  We’ll look at strike selection, expiration dates (including incorporating DIFFERENT expiry’s), and position management.  We’ll also explore Put Spread Collars and see how they stack up to the traditional strategy.  And as always, we’ll be sure to include plenty of examples and time for your questions in this unique and exciting look at the Options Collar. 

Session topics include:

  • A recap of traditional Collar
  • Strike prices and expiration dates selection
  • Staggering expiration dates
  • How to manage under various market conditions (i.e. market rally through short strike, roll or not, etc.)
  • When do staggered strikes perform better/worse than the traditional Collar
  • Put Spread Collar – What Is It?
  • What do you gain and give up compared to traditional Collar
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Naperville
Intermediate / Advanced

Seminar: Unique Twists on the Options Collar

Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect your position or portfolio against unexpected market downturns—but how do we pay for it?  An options Collar can be a good strategy that affords us the same protection but at little to no cost.  Join OIC as we discuss the traditional Options Collar as well as incorporating a few unique twists.  We’ll look at strike selection, expiration dates (including incorporating DIFFERENT expiry’s), and position management.  We’ll also explore Put Spread Collars and see how they stack up to the traditional strategy.  And as always, we’ll be sure to include plenty of examples and time for your questions in this unique and exciting look at the Options Collar. 

Session topics include:

  • A recap of traditional Collar
  • Strike prices and expiration dates selection
  • Staggering expiration dates
  • How to manage under various market conditions (i.e. market rally through short strike, roll or not, etc.)
  • When do staggered strikes perform better/worse than the traditional Collar
  • Put Spread Collar – What Is It?
  • What do you gain and give up compared to traditional Collar
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Mar 30, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Naperville
Intermediate / Advanced

Seminar: Unique Twists on the Options Collar

Protective Puts can be used like insurance to protect your position or portfolio against unexpected market downturns—but how do we pay for it?  An options Collar can be a good strategy that affords us the same protection but at little to no cost.  Join OIC as we discuss the traditional Options Collar as well as incorporating a few unique twists.  We’ll look at strike selection, expiration dates (including incorporating DIFFERENT expiry’s), and position management.  We’ll also explore Put Spread Collars and see how they stack up to the traditional strategy.  And as always, we’ll be sure to include plenty of examples and time for your questions in this unique and exciting look at the Options Collar. 

Session topics include:

  • A recap of traditional Collar
  • Strike prices and expiration dates selection
  • Staggering expiration dates
  • How to manage under various market conditions (i.e. market rally through short strike, roll or not, etc.)
  • When do staggered strikes perform better/worse than the traditional Collar
  • Put Spread Collar – What Is It?
  • What do you gain and give up compared to traditional Collar
  • Examples with P&L graphs



Apr 10, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

When it comes to investing, buying is where most people start. But every time there's a buyer, there's a seller, too. So who are these sellers? In "Key Points to Know About Selling Options," you'll learn how selling calls and puts is a very different strategy than buying. Most importantly, you'll see that while selling brings opportunity, it also has its own set of risks. Here's some of what we'll cover:

  • The obligations of sellers and the rights of buyers
  • Monitoring premium decay and calculating time value
  • Keeping track of moneyness
  • Exercise and assignment, including random assignment
  • Pin risk

Selling options may not be for everyone. But if you join us on April 10, you can find out if it might have a place in your portfolio. Sign up today.



Apr 10, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

When it comes to investing, buying is where most people start. But every time there's a buyer, there's a seller, too. So who are these sellers? In "Key Points to Know About Selling Options," you'll learn how selling calls and puts is a very different strategy than buying. Most importantly, you'll see that while selling brings opportunity, it also has its own set of risks. Here's some of what we'll cover:

  • The obligations of sellers and the rights of buyers
  • Monitoring premium decay and calculating time value
  • Keeping track of moneyness
  • Exercise and assignment, including random assignment
  • Pin risk

Selling options may not be for everyone. But if you join us on April 10, you can find out if it might have a place in your portfolio. Sign up today.



Apr 10, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

When it comes to investing, buying is where most people start. But every time there's a buyer, there's a seller, too. So who are these sellers? In "Key Points to Know About Selling Options," you'll learn how selling calls and puts is a very different strategy than buying. Most importantly, you'll see that while selling brings opportunity, it also has its own set of risks. Here's some of what we'll cover:

  • The obligations of sellers and the rights of buyers
  • Monitoring premium decay and calculating time value
  • Keeping track of moneyness
  • Exercise and assignment, including random assignment
  • Pin risk

Selling options may not be for everyone. But if you join us on April 10, you can find out if it might have a place in your portfolio. Sign up today.



Apr 17, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

If you've done single-leg trades and you're wondering if spreads might be the next step, OIC is ready to help you figure it out. Although spread trades are more complex, additional education can help increase your understanding of these strategies. If you're ready to start learning about selling options with defined risk, join OIC on April 17 for a free webinar called "Getting Started With Credit Spreads." Focusing on vertical credit spreads, this packed session will go over:

  • Bear call spreads and bull put spreads
  • The motivation for spread strategies
  • Choosing strikes and managing positions

Plus, you'll get to see plenty of examples with P&L graphs, all covered in detail by one of OIC's professional instructors. Register today!



Apr 17, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

If you've done single-leg trades and you're wondering if spreads might be the next step, OIC is ready to help you figure it out. Although spread trades are more complex, additional education can help increase your understanding of these strategies. If you're ready to start learning about selling options with defined risk, join OIC on April 17 for a free webinar called "Getting Started With Credit Spreads." Focusing on vertical credit spreads, this packed session will go over:

  • Bear call spreads and bull put spreads
  • The motivation for spread strategies
  • Choosing strikes and managing positions

Plus, you'll get to see plenty of examples with P&L graphs, all covered in detail by one of OIC's professional instructors. Register today!



Apr 17, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

If you've done single-leg trades and you're wondering if spreads might be the next step, OIC is ready to help you figure it out. Although spread trades are more complex, additional education can help increase your understanding of these strategies. If you're ready to start learning about selling options with defined risk, join OIC on April 17 for a free webinar called "Getting Started With Credit Spreads." Focusing on vertical credit spreads, this packed session will go over:

  • Bear call spreads and bull put spreads
  • The motivation for spread strategies
  • Choosing strikes and managing positions

Plus, you'll get to see plenty of examples with P&L graphs, all covered in detail by one of OIC's professional instructors. Register today!



May 08, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

What if it turned out you might be able to earn income on a stock or ETF you already own, while at the same time potentially lowering the impact of a downturn? That's the idea behind option overwriting. With overwriting, like a covered call strategy, you sell options on a position and collect income that could boost your returns or offset part of a drop. But before you start with overwriting, you need details. And you'll get them when you register for this OIC webinar, "Option Overwriting for Income," on May 8. Featured topics include:

  • The details about intrinsic value and time value
  • What it means to be covered
  • How to calculate cost basis and returns
  • When to expect early exercise

We'll also provide plenty of examples, including P&L charts, so that you'll get to see all sides of overwriting as a strategy. Sign up today.



May 08, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

What if it turned out you might be able to earn income on a stock or ETF you already own, while at the same time potentially lowering the impact of a downturn? That's the idea behind option overwriting. With overwriting, like a covered call strategy, you sell options on a position and collect income that could boost your returns or offset part of a drop. But before you start with overwriting, you need details. And you'll get them when you register for this OIC webinar, "Option Overwriting for Income," on May 8. Featured topics include:

  • The details about intrinsic value and time value
  • What it means to be covered
  • How to calculate cost basis and returns
  • When to expect early exercise

We'll also provide plenty of examples, including P&L charts, so that you'll get to see all sides of overwriting as a strategy. Sign up today.



May 08, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

What if it turned out you might be able to earn income on a stock or ETF you already own, while at the same time potentially lowering the impact of a downturn? That's the idea behind option overwriting. With overwriting, like a covered call strategy, you sell options on a position and collect income that could boost your returns or offset part of a drop. But before you start with overwriting, you need details. And you'll get them when you register for this OIC webinar, "Option Overwriting for Income," on May 8. Featured topics include:

  • The details about intrinsic value and time value
  • What it means to be covered
  • How to calculate cost basis and returns
  • When to expect early exercise

We'll also provide plenty of examples, including P&L charts, so that you'll get to see all sides of overwriting as a strategy. Sign up today.



May 15, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

For some option strategies, you're undoubtedly trying to make sure you don't get assigned. But what if there was a situation when you were hoping you would be? That's what the cash-secured put is all about. On May 15, during a free OIC-sponsored webinar called "Cash-Secured Puts: Get Assigned on the Decline," we'll talk in-depth about this stock-acquisition strategy, including:

  • The basics of put options
  • The motivation and risks of cash-secured puts
  • P&L details and diagrams
  • Different levels of moneyness
  • Managing positions at expiration

Ready to learn if cash-secured puts might be for you? Join us for our free webinar. Register now.



May 15, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

For some option strategies, you're undoubtedly trying to make sure you don't get assigned. But what if there was a situation when you were hoping you would be? That's what the cash-secured put is all about. On May 15, during a free OIC-sponsored webinar called "Cash-Secured Puts: Get Assigned on the Decline," we'll talk in-depth about this stock-acquisition strategy, including:

  • The basics of put options
  • The motivation and risks of cash-secured puts
  • P&L details and diagrams
  • Different levels of moneyness
  • Managing positions at expiration

Ready to learn if cash-secured puts might be for you? Join us for our free webinar. Register now.



May 15, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

For some option strategies, you're undoubtedly trying to make sure you don't get assigned. But what if there was a situation when you were hoping you would be? That's what the cash-secured put is all about. On May 15, during a free OIC-sponsored webinar called "Cash-Secured Puts: Get Assigned on the Decline," we'll talk in-depth about this stock-acquisition strategy, including:

  • The basics of put options
  • The motivation and risks of cash-secured puts
  • P&L details and diagrams
  • Different levels of moneyness
  • Managing positions at expiration

Ready to learn if cash-secured puts might be for you? Join us for our free webinar. Register now.



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