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Options Guide

Options Glossary Illustrated

Fixing an Options Position

Despite the best research and planning, sometimes a position goes against you. In a one-hour presentation, instructor Joe Burgoyne will explore some ways to recover, including lowering breakeven points and reviewing the risks associated with rolling.

Adjusting Call Options

Taking an options position can sometimes prove to be the easiest part of the trade process. But what happens next? How do you adjust your position when your opinion changes on the underlying, or when things change in the market? Options Industry Council instructor Joe Burgoyne will take you through five different call adjustment scenarios when the underlying moves up, along with their associated P&L prospects.

Adjusting Call Options Cont.

In the second part of our series on position adjustments, we’ll focus on the covered call. After a quick review of the strategy and its risk profile, we’ll take a look at an investor’s motivation for initiating the covered call. What position adjustments do you need to consider when the forecast on the underlying changes? How can you roll strikes up or down? And what about assignment – when should you expect it, and what can you do to help avoid it?

Put Option Adjustments Explained

After our first two sessions on trade adjustments with calls, we’ll take a look at put adjustments. When should you make a change? OIC instructor Joe Burgoyne will take you through some scenarios that could help you better adapt to market fluctuations.

Adjusting to the Market

Markets move. Forecasts change. To maximize your options profit potential, you’ll sometimes have to take action. In this final webinar in our series on position adjustments, we’ll discuss choices to consider when your position moves against you – and what you can do when conditions are in your favor. OIC instructor Joe Burgoyne will cover positions moving in all directions, and will include profit and loss calculations that may help you adjust your position as the market shifts.

Playing Defense With Options

For many investors, options are useful tool of risk management. In this 60-minute webinar, OIC's Joe Burgoyne discusses options as a defensive tool for investors to use to counter unexpected market swings.

Adjusting Your Positions to Roll With the Market

Taking an options position can sometimes prove to be the easiest part of the trade process. But how do you adjust your position when your opinion changes on the underlying or when things change in the market? Our Options Industry Council instructor will walk you through multiple call-and-put strategy-adjustment scenarios along with their associated profit and loss prospects.


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