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.

Sep 14, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

With index options, investors should understand that these assets differ from equity and ETF options, and the differences can be significant. For the last webinar of the third quarter, OIC will focus on index options and their notable characteristics. On Sept. 14, instructor Roma Colwell, a former options trader, will review:

  • Index options compared with equity and ETF options
  • Cash vs. physical settlement, along with settlement timing
  • European vs. American-style exercise
  • Indexes as a portfolio-protection tool

To take part in our live OIC webinar, register now. In addition, signing up provides access to all previous OIC options education webinars, which can be viewed any time on demand.

Oct 12, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: How Dividends Can Affect Options

For option investors, it's important to understand the potential impacts of dividends on both long and short positions - in fact, dividends are a key component of pricing formulas. On October 12th, join Mat Cashman, a former trader and current OICSM instructor, to learn more about dividends and options. During this live, free webinar, investors will hear about:

  • How dividends may affect option pricing
  • Ex-dividend dates and the risk of early assignment
  • What option holders and option writers should understand

Sign up today for this free OIC webinar. Plus, registering guarantees access to the OIC on-demand library of past webinars on a wide variety of options education topics.


Nov 09, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Many corporate actions, from mergers to stock splits, can affect a company, its stock, and its options. But what should option investors know about corporate actions? On November 9th, OICSM instructor Mark Benzaquen will lead a live presentation, covering topics such as:
  • General concepts of corporate actions
  • Forward and reverse splits
  • Special dividends
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies
Register now for this’ corporate actions webinar – it’s fast and free to sign up. In addition, registration also provides ongoing, free access to the library of past OIC webinars.