Options Guide

Beginner I

Introduction to Financial Markets and Options Basics

Joe Harwood from the OIC Help Desk reviews some basic options concepts and terminology. Without getting into complicated jargon and abstract concepts, he covers options' place in the financial markets, explains how they can be used in broad terms, and then slowly works into some of the first fundamental lessons.

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An Exploration of Basic Options Terminology

OIC instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange presents a review of the basics of options and how they can be used as a part of your investment portfolio.

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Options Basics

Created from the Options Basics webcast utilizing new technology and interactive elements, this podcast covers options basics and is presented by Bill Ryan, a member of our OIC Help Desk (1-888-OPTIONS). From the history of options to the basics of puts and calls, Bill Ryan engages you in a webcast unlike anything we've offered before.

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Essential Options Concepts

OIC instructor Dan Passarelli, an industry professional, presents basic concepts for the beginning investor, noting the flexibility of options.

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Terminology & Mechanics

Dan Passarelli, an industry professional, discusses fundamental terms and the mechanics behind options. This podcast also contains examples for the beginning investor to test his or her knowledge.

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Covered Calls

Join OIC instructor Dan Passarelli as he defines covered calls, a popular options strategy to consider when "neutral to bullish" on a particular stock. Dan covers the strategies, alternatives, and potential outcomes of entering into this option strategy. He discusses when an investor would choose to enter into this type of position as well as the risks and benefits.

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A Review of Options Basics

Join OIC instructor Dan Passarelli as he kicks off this ten part series for experienced investors with a review of options basics. He reacquaints you with buying and selling calls and puts, plus other fundamental concepts.

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Options Basics and Terminology

OIC instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange presents a review of the basics of options and how they can be used as a part of your investment portfolio.

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A Conceptual Overview

In this podcast, OIC instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange introduces the Covered Call and why an investor who is neutral to slightly bullish on an underlying stock should consider using this popular options strategy.

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Options Fundamentals, Part 1

OIC Instructor Al Brinkman provides an overview of important concepts and strategies that will help you to better understand how to enhance your portfolio through options.

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Options Fundamentals, Part 2

In this podcast, OIC Instructor Al Brinkman continues his discussion about key terminology that every options trader should be familiar with whether you are experienced or just starting out in the options market.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: A Review of the Basics

In this first podcast of the Understanding and Trading Options Spread Strategies series, OIC Instructor Alan Grigoletto reviews essential options basics and discusses some of the mechanics that go into buying and selling options.

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