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OIC, MarketWise Investors Expand Options Education to Singapore with "Options for the Thinking Investor" Seminars

Chicago—November 10, 2003

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that it will be participating in a new live seminar series, "Options for The Thinking Investor" hosted by the Singapore-based MarketWise Investors (MarketWise).

OIC will be providing its seminar content and an instructor for the Nov. 15 - Nov. 17 seminar, "Options for The Thinking Investor" and "Advanced Options For The Thinking Investor" on Nov. 18 - Nov. 19. The following schedule of seminars will be held in Singapore:

  • Nov. 15 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Options for the Thinking Investor Day 1.
  • Nov. 16 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Options for the Thinking Investor Day 2.
  • Nov. 17 - 7 p.m. - 11p.m. Options for the Thinking Investor Day 3.
  • Nov. 18 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Advanced Options for the Thinking Investor Day 1.
  • Nov. 19 - 8 a.m. - 11p.m. Advanced Options for the Thinking Investor Day 2.

Marty Kearney, OIC Instructor and Senior Staff Instructor, The Options Institute, Chicago Board Options Exchange, will teach both seminars. Kearney is the author of Understanding LEAPS®, published by McGraw-Hill, and released in September of 2002. He is a contributing author of Options: Essential Concepts and Strategies (3rd edition), edited by The Options Institute.

"We see a growing trend in the number of investors in Asia who are beginning to learn and use options," says Melissa Yap, CEO, MarketWise. "Our relationship with OIC provides us with the opportunity to bring the best educational programs that the options industry has to offer 'under one roof' through the 'Options for the Thinking Investor' seminar series."

"OIC continues to introduce its live seminars to international regions that have expressed a strong interest in trading options," said John Tierney, Managing Director, OIC, International. "Our seminars with MarketWise provide an opportunity for investors to learn more about options and for OIC to contribute its education and expertise to assure the growth of the global equity options markets."

Options for The Thinking Investor - Investors will learn options trading techniques, and basic and intermediate strategies. The inner workings of LEAPs® will be discussed: what they are, how to use them and when to use them with different strategies. Other topics explored at the seminar include understanding the dynamics of options pricing and how to profit from them; leveraging volatility and time decay; managing positions; learning statistical advantages in options trading and predicting risk-to-reward rations and probabilities of profit.

Advanced Options For The Thinking Investor - For the sophisticated investor, this seminar teaches advanced options concepts including spread trading strategies and implied volatility. Both directional and non-directional approaches to options trading will be explored along with dynamic risk management techniques using delta neutral trading.

For more information about the seminars and registration, please visit MarketWise's Web site at

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. OIC's free resources include: The Investor 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.

About MarketWise

MarketWise Investors is a provider of financial education to investment professionals and private investors in Asia. Established in 2001, the company aims to provide a comprehensive curriculum of educational programs for Asian investors through best-of-breed products, services and learning technologies.

Editors note: Reporters are welcome to attend the seminar to learn more about advanced options strategies. To make arrangements, please contact Melissa Yap at either (65) 6225-1819 or

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