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OIC Unveils Interactive, Educational Software "The Options Investigator™"

ChicagoFebruary 6, 2002

Investors who made a New Year's resolution to learn more about the equity options marketplace are getting help from The Options Industry Council (OIC) with its newest educational offering - The Options Investigator™, an interactive, educational software tool that became available today. The free interactive software may be ordered either online at INVESTIGATOR™ Order Form or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS.

This latest offering from OIC, which is celebrating its 10th year of equity options education, is the OIC's most comprehensive educational tool yet.

"We're extremely excited about The Options Investigator. It provides different levels of investors the opportunity to further their options education as well as track their investments and strategies," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "I hope that investors and brokers will take advantage of its offerings."

The Options Investigator offers 400 educational tutorials, including 40 interactive strategies. The software is easy to use, and can be updated with the latest enhancements through the Internet. This interactive product allows you to:

  • Navigate through the program by either skill level or subject matter.
  • Select audio and video aids to further enhance your understanding.
  • Test and chart options positions using the Position Simulator.
  • Explore in-depth options strategies using the Strategy Explorer.
  • Utilize quizzes, strategy analyses, definitions and more to explain concepts and test your knowledge.
  • Update software through your Internet connection.

About OIC

OIC is a non-profit association funded by the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. In 2002, OIC is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of providing investors and brokers options education. OIC's resources include: The Options Industry Services call center at 1-888-OPTIONS, an educational Web site at, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional videos and educational literature and software.

Options are not suitable for all investors. The brochure, Characteristics and Risks (Disclosure Document) is available either in the Free Literature section of OIC's Web site at or at any exchange on which options are traded. Both publications and any further information may also be obtained by contacting 1-888-OPTIONS.

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