Everything You Need to Know About Options

The Options Industry Council (OIC) was created to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. Options are a versatile but complex product, and that is why OIC conducts hundreds of seminars, distributes educational brochures, maintains a website, and offers live help from options professionals.

Our experienced options seminar instructors provide valuable insight on the challenges and successes that individual investors encounter when trading options. In addition, options industry professionals have created the content in our software, brochures and website. Appropriate compliance and legal staff ensure that all OIC-produced information includes a balance of the benefits and risks of options.

OIC was formed in 1992. Today, its members include Bats BZX Options, BOX Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Nasdaq ISE, LLC, Nasdaq PHLX, LLC,  Nasdaq Options Market, LLC, NYSE American Options, NYSE Arca Options and OCC. These organizations have one goal in mind for the options investing public: to provide a financially sound and efficient marketplace where investors can hedge investment risk and find new opportunities for profiting from market participation. Education is one of many areas that assist in accomplishing that goal. More and more individuals understand the versatility that options offer their investment portfolio, due in large part to the industry's ongoing educational efforts.

OIC welcomes any suggestions to our educational programs. Please email your comments to options@theocc.com.

Gain a better understanding of the U.S. equity options business and learn more about OIC’s offerings for international audiences.

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