Options Guide

Managing Volatility

Managing Volatility

Understanding how implied volatility and historical volatility can affect your options strategy is one of the most important components to investing. It's important to know whether the options contract you just purchased or sold was cheap or expensive in relation to past prices.

By understanding volatility, an investor can gain a better understanding for current pricing and its associated risks and rewards.

The Greeks Explained

Like many other fundamental concepts, the Greeks can be easy to apply to your option positions investments. In this 60-minute session, learn how the five key Greeks can significantly impact your positions, from OIC instructor Joe Burgoyne.

Improve Trades Using Implied Volatility

Implied volatility is a key part of every option position, and one that all investors should understand. In this 60 minute webinar, we analyze how implied volatility affects your position when the underlying stock soars, falls or goes sideways – and offer ideas for how you can use it to your advantage in the future.

Options Contract Adjustments

The most attentive option investors need to be responsive to changing market conditions, but option contract adjustments often raise more questions than answers. In this 60-minute webinar, Bill Ryan of OIC’s Investor Services team reviews corporate actions that can affect your investments.

Volatility: Fuel For Moving Markets

Volatility may be one of the most used – but least understood – words in investing and trading today. OIC brings you a webinar that will help stock, ETF, and option traders better understand the markets they use as well as discuss what drives options premiums.

High and Low Volatility Strategies

In this fast-moving, one-hour seminar, the Options Industry Council analyzes both high and low volatility strategies. This session focuses on risk, potential payoff and breakeven points. Straddles, strangles, diagonals and credit spreads are a few of the exciting strategies that is covered in this quick, 60-minute session.

Next up is our collection of Short and Long Term Strategies videos about options. Ready to get started trading equity call options? Open your account at Firstrade today!

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