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January 2023

OIC 2023 Educational Series: Options Basics, Options Pricing and the Greeks

As a new year begins, OICSM is proud to announce it will be providing even more educational sessions for investors over the coming months. Beginning with the first quarter of 2023, OIC has two webinars planned for each month of the year - that means six brand new events per quarter and double last year's offering.

While all OIC webinars during the year will be stand-alone learning opportunities, every month will be structured with a theme designed to make attending both monthly webinars into an even richer experience for viewers.

For January, the focus will be Options Basics, with a webinar on options terminology and fundamentals first, followed by a presentation on the basics of call and put option transaction. In February, Options Pricing will be the theme, beginning with a webinar on intrinsic and extrinsic value (also known as time value), moneyness and pricing models. The next session will be an overview of historical and implied volatility, along with volatility metrics. The quarter will conclude in March with a duo of webinars on the Greeks. The initial session will cover Delta, Gamma and Theta, while the second discussion will include topics such as Vega, Rho and second-order Greeks.

Every OIC webinar will be streamed live and leading all sessions will be instructors who have real options industry experience. As always, attendance is free. Registration is required, but the sign-up process is quick and easy. Plus, registration provides access to the full OIC instructional library of past webinars, which contains educational materials for option investors of all levels.

Visit the OIC events page on the website to register for a webinar.

To help investors prepare in advance for the first-quarter webinars, explore OIC's website offers options-related courses, detailed strategy pages, videos, podcasts and much more. The following links may be especially useful for the first-quarter webinar series:

  • OCC Learning Courses 
    • Options 101 - Basic Concepts and Terminology
    • Options Pricing Explained
    • Getting to Know the Greeks