January 2015

The Options Industry Council Announces 2015 Spring Seminar Schedule

CHICAGO  (January 23, 2015) - The Options Industry Council (OIC) launched its evening seminar program for the first half of 2015, continuing the successful three-part series that was first offered in 2014. OIC will also host Advanced Strategies and Volatility seminars this spring.

OIC’s evening seminars are presented across various cities throughout the U.S. over the course of three weeks (one class each week in the same city). OIC seminars are part of the Options Education Program, which combines live and online offerings along with a network of leading industry professionals to provide investors with comprehensive options education. Registration for OIC seminars doubled in 2014 compared to 2013 and attendance was up 50%. Attendees will learn about the benefits of investing with options through in-depth examples of basic- to intermediate-level options strategies. Options pricing concepts, exercise and assignment, as well as hands-on techniques such as entering orders, and managing trades will also be discussed. Seminars are free and taught by options market professionals.

The 2015 winter and spring schedule will offer 23 seminars from February 5 through May 14 in the following cities: Costa Mesa, CA; Houston, TX; Boca Raton, FL; Phoenix, AZ; The Villages, FL; New York, NY; Parsippany, NJ; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Coral Gables, FL; Dallas, TX. All seminars will take place on weekdays from 6 to 9 p.m.

Interested parties can obtain a detailed schedule (including dates and locations) and also register via OIC’s website or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS (1-888-678-4667). Registration is required and seating is limited.

About OIC
The Options Industry Council (OIC) is an industry cooperative funded by the U.S. options exchanges and OCC. OIC’s mission is to provide free and unbiased education to investors and financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC delivers its education through the Options Education Program, a structured platform offering live seminars, self-directed online courses, mobile tools, podcasts, webinars and live help. OIC's resources can be accessed online at, via mobile app for iOS, or by phone at 1-888-OPTIONS.

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