Options Guide

Intermediate

Options Pricing

Dan Passarelli, an industry professional, discusses options pricing, inluding delta and time decay. The podcast will introduce you to the key components of theoretical option pricing. Though their predictive value has limits, the key components of theoretical option pricing still offer an excellent tool for helping investors anticipate price movements and explain price relationships between options.

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Selling Puts

Instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange discusses calculating returns when selling puts using several different scenarios.

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Selling Puts - Part 1

In part one of selling puts, Steve Meizinger discusses the risks and benefits as well as considerations involved in selling puts.

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Selling Puts - Part 2

In part two of Selling Puts, Steve Meizinger covers the differences between put buyers and put sellers.

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Selling Puts - Return Calculations

Instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange discusses calculating returns when selling puts using several different scenarios.

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Long Call Versus Debit and Credit Spreads

Do you have a bullish outlook on a particular option, but want to better understand which approach can help maximize your profit potential? Podcast #6 of the Advanced series, “Long Call versus Debit and Credit Spreads” discusses the different types of vertical spreads to consider when using a bullish strategy. You'll also learn about how long call and short put spreads compare and contrast with debit and credit spreads.

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Income Strategies Part 1

The first half of this two-part podcast compares income strategies for writing covered calls versus selling in-the-money and out-of-the money puts. Part two takes an in-depth look at what strategies to consider given certain market conditions. You’ll also learn about the potential benefits and pitfalls of using calendar spreads as an income strategy.

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Income Strategies Part 2

The first half of this two-part podcast compares income strategies for writing covered calls versus selling in-the-money and out-of-the money puts. Part two takes an in-depth look at what strategies to consider given certain market conditions. You’ll also learn about the potential benefits and pitfalls of using calendar spreads as an income strategy.

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Writing Short-Term Calls Against LEAPS® - Part 1

Join OIC Instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange in this on-demand podcast. Steve will discuss how LEAPS®- Long-Term Equity AnticiPation Securities-differ from regular, short-term equity options. He will cover the risks and benefits of writing short term calls against LEAPS®.

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Writing Short-Term Calls Against LEAPS® - Part 2

Join OIC Instructor Steve Meizinger of the International Securities Exchange in part two of this on-demand podcast. Steve explains the strategies that are available if the stock goes up, down, or even stays steady

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Options Fundamentals, Part 6

OIC Instructor Al Brinkman concludes his discussion on options pricing models then delves into the topic of covered calls and corresponding income strategies.

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Options Fundamentals, Part 7

This final podcast of the series explains the use of Static Return and the If-Called Return as a way to determine the potential return on a covered call strategy.

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Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 3

In this podcast, you will learn about what to consider when implementing a forecast and the role an investor needs to take in order to actively manage their options positions.

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Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 4

In this fourth podcast of the Developing a Trading Strategy series, OIC Instructor Steve Meizinger provides a basic introduction of the Greeks and explains how these risk gauges can help form expectations about how an option may perform in the market.

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Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 5

In this podcast, OIC Instructor Steve Meizinger concludes his discussion about the Greeks and highlights some of the risks and rewards that you should be aware of when formulating your plan for trading options.

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Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 6

OIC Instructor Steve Meizinger wraps up this final podcast in the Developing a Trading Strategy series by taking questions from the audience on topics such as trailing stops and mitigating gap risk.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: A Review of Option Pricing

This podcast discusses the impact that stock price changes and time can have in the market and how concepts such as delta and time decay can help set the tone for how an option performs.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Introduction to Spreads

In this third podcast of the Understanding and Trading Options Spread Strategies series, OIC Instructor Alan Grigoletto explains what a spread is and why it is important to your profit/loss potential.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bull Call Spread

This fourth podcast defines the Bull Call Spread and demonstrates how this strategy can be used to evaluate potential outcomes for a particular option.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bear Call Spread

OIC Instructor Alan Grigoletto introduces the Bear Call Spread and shows how this particular options strategy can be used within the marketplace.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bear Put Spread

This podcast gives an example of how the Bear Put Spread can be implemented into an options trading strategy and what distinguishes it from the Bear Call Spread.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bull Put Spread

In this podcast, OIC Instructor Alan Grigoletto concludes his discussion about various credit spreads strategies with an explanation of the Bull Put Spread.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Comparing Spreads

This eighth podcast of the Understanding and Trading Options Spread Strategies series briefly outlines the similarities between debit and credit spreads.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Pricing Behavior

This podcast discusses how changing volatility can impact options pricing and how vertical spreads can provide traders with an alternative to long and short options positions.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Diagonal Spreads

OIC Instructor Alan Grigoletto explains what a diagonal spread is and discusses how this strategy may work during the expiration of a short-term option.

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Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Straddles and Strangles

In this podcast, the viewer will learn about the dynamics of straddles and strangles and how to implement these advanced strategies when trading options.

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Understanding and Trading Options Spread Strategies: Stock and Options Spreads

This last podcast in the series explains the relationship between stock and options spreads as well as special considerations when using spread strategies with stock purchases.

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