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OIC Introduces Online Class "Options Strategies in a Neutral Market"

Chicago—September 14, 2004

Looking for investment strategies to get you through a stagnant market? Look no further than The Options Industry Council's (OIC) newest online class, "Options Strategies in a Neutral Market." This free class is located on OIC's Website.

"'Options Strategies in a Neutral Market' provides investors with an opportunity to learn what options can offer in a non-directional, sideways market environment," said Paul Stevens, OIC President. "This online class is targeted toward the more advanced investor and joins four other classes already in this group."

"Options Strategies in a Neutral Market" offers the following instruction:

  • Learn five distinct option strategies that can be used profitably in a non-directional, sideways market
  • Review potential risks and rewards for each spread
  • Explore the various components of a neutral market and the use of option time decay to the investor's advantage

Interactive examples help course participants visualize the outcomes of decisions and allows them to theoretically test a strategy before investing. A quiz is included at the end of the course so that participants can assess their knowledge and progress. Investors may repeat the class until they have a solid understanding of the topic.

Other classes offered at OIC's Options University are: "Bull Market Strategies," "Buying Calls," "Buying Puts," "Contract Adjustments," "Covered Calls," "Introduction to Spreading," "Options Basics," "Options Pricing," "Options Strategies in a Bear Market" and "Symbols and Quotes."

All classes are free and require registration at Options University. For a description of ”Options Strategies in a Neutral Market,” please visit OIC's Website.

About OIC

OIC is a non-profit association funded by the American Stock Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC's free 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.

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