Options Guide

Beginner II

An Exploration of Options Pricing

Join Darren Tait, a Senior Representative at the Options Industry Council, as he introduces options pricing. Learning how options are priced may help you make more knowledgeable investment decisions.

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How Options are Traded

Bill Ryan, a Senior Representative for the Options Clearing Corporation, discusses where and what options exchanges are as well as some of the basic influences routinely driving the market up and down. He also explains what you might do to prepare to make a trade in terms of setting your expectations and the kind of strategies available that might suit those expectations.

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Options Trading

In this podcast, Jeff Huddleston, a Senior Specialist at the OIC Help Desk, covers what brokerage firms are and what they do. He discusses the types of accounts you can use for equity options trading as well as provides a brief overview of the types of orders you might use and how your options orders are executed.

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Buying Calls

In this podcast, OIC instructor Dan Passarelli introduces buying calls as a directional, decidedly bullish strategy. He covers profit potential, maximum risk, primary benefits, and how the choice of a long call's strike price and expiration month can allow an investor to tailor both risk of loss and profit potential.

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Buying Puts

OIC instructor Dan Passarelli introduces buying puts as a directional, decidedly bearish strategy. He covers profit potential, maximum risk, primary benefits, and how the choice of a long put's strike price and expiration month can allow an investor to tailor both risk of loss and profit potential.

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LEAPS

This podcast introduces LEAPS®, or long-term options. LEAPS® offer investors an alternative to stock ownership. While using LEAPS® does not ensure success, having a longer amount of time for your position to work is an attractive feature for many investors.

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Options Pricing and Price Behavior

This podcast features a discussion about various concepts that can have a significant effect on pricing behavior and how terms such as implied volatility and delta can greatly impact how an option price responds in the marketplace.

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Buying Calls for Experienced Investors

Buying Calls for Experienced Investors (OIC232P)

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Return Calculations

Presented by OIC instructor Steve Meizinger, who covers the formulas used for calculating rates of return when using options.

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Common Misconceptions

In this podcast, OIC instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange discusses common misconceptions about the Covered Call strategy. If you are an investor who is neutral to slightly bullish on an underlying stock, check out these podcasts today!

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Options Fundamentals, Part 3

OIC Instructor Al Brinkman explains the ins and outs of call options, and then discusses the significance of premium and time value as it relates to option strategies"

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Options Fundamentals, Part 4

This podcast discusses the reasons behind buying calls or puts and the differing approaches that may be taken by an options investor versus an options trader.

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Options Fundamentals, Part 5

In this fifth installment of the series, you will learn about options pricing and some of the realistic expectations to consider when determining how an option will perform in the market

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Developing A Trading Strategy 1

Learn how to better understand which options trading style works best for you with this new podcast series from OIC that covers both basic and advanced strategies, the Greeks and various trade-offs when it comes to risks and rewards.

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Developing A Trading Strategy 2

Learn how to better understand which options trading style works best for you with this new podcast series from OIC that covers both basic and advanced strategies, the Greeks and various trade-offs when it comes to risks and rewards.

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