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Events

OIC invites you to expand your options knowledge by attending one of our free educational equity option webinars or seminars. Taught by exchange professionals, OIC webinars run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and OIC seminars run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.

Sep 28, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST

Our third-quarter events series concludes with an information-packed trio of sessions on Sept. 28 focusing on the many ways investors can think about putting capital to work in the options market. Not only is this investor-education event entirely free, we'll be making it easy to attend live from Dallas!

Here's what we're planning for the September simulcast:

Session 1: Debit Verticals

We'll start the simulcast with a talk about option strategies that involve simultaneous sales and purchases of options, initially resulting in a debit. You'll learn about:

  • The goals of debit verticals
  • Bull call spreads and bear put spreads
  • Position management

This event is 9:00 -10:00am CT. Live at City Place Events, Dallas, TX in the Lakewood Ballroom. Parking for this event is FREE. See parking details for the venue here.



Sep 28, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 AM CST

Our third-quarter events series concludes with an information-packed trio of sessions on Sept. 28 focusing on the many ways investors can think about putting capital to work in the options market. Not only is this investor-education event entirely free, we'll be making it easy to attend, because we'll be simulcasting live from Dallas, so you can join us in person or online wherever you are. Registration also gives you access to an on-demand event replay that you can watch at any time.

Here's what we're planning for the September simulcast:

Session 1: Debit Verticals

We'll start the simulcast with a talk about option strategies that involve simultaneous sales and purchases of options, initially resulting in a debit. You'll learn about:

  • The goals of debit verticals
  • Bull call spreads and bear put spreads
  • Position management

Register today for session 1.



Sep 28, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

Our third-quarter events series concludes with an information-packed trio of sessions on Sept. 28 focusing on the many ways investors can think about putting capital to work in the options market. Not only is this investor-education event entirely free, we'll be making it easy to attend, because we'll be simulcasting live from Dallas, so you can join us in person or online wherever you are. Registration also gives you access to an on-demand event replay that you can watch at any time.

Here's what we're planning for the September simulcast:

Session 2: Taking Advantage of Large Market Moves

We'll follow up debit verticals with a presentation on strategies for larger moves in the market. Specifically, we plan to:

  • Review the iron condor
  • Discuss how to build the long (iron) condor
  • Review the iron butterfly
  • Detail how the long (iron) butterfly is constructed

Sign up now for session 2.



Sep 28, 2019
10:15 - 11:15 AM CST

Our third-quarter events series concludes with an information-packed trio of sessions on Sept. 28 focusing on the many ways investors can think about putting capital to work in the options market. Not only is this investor-education event entirely free, we'll be making it easy to attend live from Dallas!

Here's what we're planning for the September simulcast:

Session 2: Taking Advantage of Large Market Moves

We'll follow up debit verticals with a presentation on strategies for larger moves in the market. Specifically, we plan to:

  • Review the iron condor
  • Discuss how to build the long (iron) condor
  • Review the iron butterfly
  • Detail how the long (iron) butterfly is constructed

This event is 10:15 -11:15am CT. Live at City Place Events, Dallas, TX in the Lakewood Ballroom. Parking for this event is FREE. See parking details for the venue here.



Sep 28, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Dallas
Intermediate / Advanced

Seminar: Three-Way Directional Strategies

Our third-quarter events series concludes with an information-packed trio of sessions on Sept. 28 focusing on the many ways investors can think about putting capital to work in the options market. Not only is this investor-education event entirely free, we'll be making it easy to attend live from Dallas!

Here's what we're planning for the September simulcast:

Session 3: Three-Way Directional Strategies

Our simulcast will wrap up with a look at how investors can incorporate multi-option strategies when they have a particular view about the direction of a stock or ETF. In this session, we'll discuss how to combine simple options strategies into a more complex and aggressive position:

  • Bullish strategies - short put spread with long call
  • Bearish strategies - short call spread with long put
  • Options strike prices selection

This event is 11:30a.m. -12:30pm CT. Live at City Place Events, Dallas, TX in the Lakewood Ballroom. Parking for this event is FREE. See parking details for the venue here.



Sep 28, 2019
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CST
Online
Intermediate / Advanced

Webinar: Three-Way Directional Strategies

Our third-quarter events series concludes with an information-packed trio of sessions on Sept. 28 focusing on the many ways investors can think about putting capital to work in the options market. Not only is this investor-education event entirely free, we'll be making it easy to attend, because we'll be simulcasting live from Dallas, so you can join us in person or online wherever you are. Registration also gives you access to an on-demand event replay that you can watch at any time.

Here's what we're planning for the September simulcast:

Session 3: Three-Way Directional Strategies

Our simulcast will wrap up with a look at how investors can incorporate multi-option strategies when they have a particular view about the direction of a stock or ETF. In this session, we'll discuss how to combine simple options strategies into a more complex and aggressive position:

  • Bullish strategies - short put spread with long call
  • Bearish strategies - short call spread with long put
  • Options strike prices selection

Register for session 3.



Oct 23, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST

Annual OIC Options Summit

The Options Industry Council's OIC Summit, taking place online Oct. 23, will focus on offering a holistic view of an options trade - from how strike prices are chosen to managing positions amid changing conditions. In addition to featuring OIC's educational professionals, our Summit will welcome industry veterans Marty Kearney who is representing MIAX, Kevin Davitt from Cboe and Lawrence McMillan, the author of "Options as a Strategic Investment," a well-known title in the options-education space. They'll all be there to share their years of real-world knowledge with you.

If you're new to options or if you're an experienced investor, you don't want to miss the Summit presentations because there will be something for everyone who attends. Register now for free. Here's what you can expect when you're at the Summit:

Session 1: Key Concepts for Options Investing

Ed Modla, a former market maker in the Chicago trading pit and now OIC's Director of Retail Education, joins up with Marty Kearney, the creator of "LEAPS® Trading Strategies: Powerful Techniques for Options Trading Success," for a broad overview of options investing - including debunking a few all-too-common myths. Topics for the first OIC Summit session include:

  • The benefits and risks of options
  • Rights and obligations
  • Exercise and assignment
  • Intrinsic value vs. extrinsic value
  • Selecting strikes and expirations, along with simple strategies



Oct 23, 2019
12:30 - 1:30 PM CST

Annual OIC Options Summit

The Options Industry Council's OIC Summit, taking place online Oct. 23, will focus on offering a holistic view of an options trade - from how strike prices are chosen to managing positions amid changing conditions. In addition to featuring OIC's educational professionals, our Summit will welcome industry veterans Marty Kearney who is representing MIAX, Kevin Davitt from Cboe and Lawrence McMillan, the author of "Options as a Strategic Investment," a well-known title in the options-education space. They'll all be there to share their years of real-world knowledge with you.

If you're new to options or if you're an experienced investor, you don't want to miss the Summit presentations because there will be something for everyone who attends. Register now for free. Here's what you can expect when you're at the Summit:

Session 2: Strategy Choice and Position Management

In the second OIC Summit session, Kevin Davitt, a senior instructor with Cboe, will discuss his approach to the markets and trading. With Davitt, whose company owns the original U.S. options exchange, you'll hear about:

  • How to analyze a trade
  • Weighing various strategies
  • Monitoring your positions



Oct 23, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 PM CST

Annual OIC Options Summit

The Options Industry Council's OIC Summit, taking place online Oct. 23, will focus on offering a holistic view of an options trade - from how strike prices are chosen to managing positions amid changing conditions. In addition to featuring OIC's educational professionals, our Summit will welcome industry veterans Marty Kearney who is representing MIAX, Kevin Davitt from Cboe and Lawrence McMillan, the author of "Options as a Strategic Investment," a well-known title in the options-education space. They'll all be there to share their years of real-world knowledge with you.

If you're new to options or if you're an experienced investor, you don't want to miss the Summit presentations because there will be something for everyone who attends. Register now for free. Here's what you can expect when you're at the Summit:

Session 3: Lawrence McMillan: Implementing Options

With the third OIC Summit session, we're honored to host Lawrence McMillan, founder of McMillan Analysis Corp., who has helped individual investors, professional traders and business journalists make sense of the options market for decades through both his observations and his book, "Options as a Strategic Investment." When you watch this session, you'll hear directly from one of the leading voices in the options industry on:

  • How he approaches the markets
  • Options as a component of investing strategies
  • How to analyze, implement and manage options positions in a portfolio



Oct 23, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Annual OIC Options Summit

The Options Industry Council's OIC Summit, taking place online Oct. 23, will focus on offering a holistic view of an options trade - from how strike prices are chosen to managing positions amid changing conditions. In addition to featuring OIC's educational professionals, our Summit will welcome industry veterans Marty Kearney who is representing MIAX, Kevin Davitt from Cboe and Lawrence McMillan, the author of "Options as a Strategic Investment," a well-known title in the options-education space. They'll all be there to share their years of real-world knowledge with you.

If you're new to options or if you're an experienced investor, you don't want to miss the Summit presentations because there will be something for everyone who attends. Register now for free. Here's what you can expect when you're at the Summit:

Session 4: How Advisors Can Find Opportunities With Options to Enhance Portfolios

When financial advisors and investors think of building a portfolio, often they think of traditional asset classes like equities, fixed income and cash. But this approach may not fully solve for risk management when markets go south or for a low-yield environment. Exchange-listed options can help advisors and their clients build strategies that can protect and enhance their portfolios. In this lively panel discussion, you'll hear from experienced financial advisors on how and why they use options to help their clients. You’ll learn about:

  • The findings of the Cerulli study on options users
  • Integrating option strategies with a client base
  • Factors to consider when deciding whether to manage options positions on your own or hire a subadvisor

Take a moment to sign up now, and we'll see you at the OIC Summit.



Nov 13, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Understanding what goes in to options pricing is a key part of making informed decisions about these diverse investment tools. And The Options Industry Council is ready to help you gain that understanding. On Nov. 13, join us for a free webinar called The Foundation of Options Pricing. When you take part, you'll hear all about:

  • How market participants impact pricing
  • Moneyness: In-the-money, at-the-money and out-of-the-money
  • Intrinsic value and extrinsic value
  • Time decay

Sign up for this OIC webinar today. It's totally free - plus, by registering you'll have access to rewatch it on-demand any time you want.



Nov 20, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Theoretical Options Pricing

If you have a good grasp on the fundamental aspects of how options are priced, it may be time to take the next step. That's where The Options Industry Council's Nov. 20 webinar, Theoretical Options Pricing, comes in. When you join OIC for this completely free webinar, you'll learn about:

  • The Black-Scholes and Cox-Ross-Rubenstein pricing models
  • Using the OIC calculator
  • Put-call parity
  • Understanding volatility skew

Sign up now to be there alongside other options investors just like you. It may be free, but it's truly invaluable. Also, registration means you can rewatch the webinar any time.



Dec 04, 2019
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Anyone who follows the markets knows that volatility is talked about a lot, whether it's trending higher or lower. But why does volatility matter, and specifically, how does it affect options pricing? On Dec. 4, join The Options Industry Council for a free webinar, Volatility Analysis for Options Investors, so that you can better understand what changes in volatility may mean for options. You'll learn about:

  • Historical volatility
  • Implied volatility
  • The concept of historical implied volatility
  • Examples, calculations and more

Register now for this free OIC webinar. With registration, you'll also get access to an on-demand replay so that you can watch the webinar again any time.



Dec 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Los Angeles
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Delta and Gamma

Simulcast Event: Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council will close out its 2019 Educational Series with a special live online simulcast, which will also be in-person in Los Angeles, that will provide you with a 360-degree view of what goes in to options pricing. On Dec. 14, this free OIC simulcast will feature three instructional sessions for investors of all levels. If you've got questions about pricing, our simulcast is for you. Be there with us in sunny L.A., or join online from anywhere. Sign up today for FREE! When you register, not only will you be sure you've got your calendar marked, but you'll also have future access to rewatch the simulcast again and again.

Here's what we've got planned for the Options Pricing simulcast:

Session 1: Delta and Gamma

In the first of three sessions, you'll learn about the Greeks, with particular focus on delta and gamma:

  • The dynamic characteristics of the Greeks
  • The relationship between delta and gamma
  • Plus, we'll bring in examples and investor applications

This event is 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. PST. Live at Convene, Los Angeles, CA in the Forum room. Parking for this event is FREE. See parking details for the venue here.



Dec 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Delta and Gamma

Simulcast Event: Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council will close out its 2019 Educational Series with a special live online simulcast, which will also be in-person in Los Angeles, that will provide you with a 360-degree view of what goes in to options pricing. On Dec. 14, this free OIC simulcast will feature three instructional sessions for investors of all levels. If you've got questions about pricing, our simulcast is for you. Be there with us in sunny L.A., or join online from anywhere. Sign up today for FREE! When you register, not only will you be sure you've got your calendar marked, but you'll also have future access to rewatch the simulcast again and again.

Here's what we've got planned for the Options Pricing simulcast:

Session 1: Delta and Gamma

In the first of three sessions, you'll learn about the Greeks, with particular focus on delta and gamma:

  • The dynamic characteristics of the Greeks
  • The relationship between delta and gamma
  • Plus, we'll bring in examples and investor applications



Dec 14, 2019
12:15 - 1:15 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Theta, Vega and Rho

Simulcast Event: Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council will close out its 2019 Educational Series with a special live online simulcast, which will also be in-person in Los Angeles, that will provide you with a 360-degree view of what goes in to options pricing. On Dec. 14, this free OIC simulcast will feature three instructional sessions for investors of all levels. If you've got questions about pricing, our simulcast is for you. Be there with us in sunny L.A., or join online from anywhere. Sign up today for FREE! When you register, not only will you be sure you've got your calendar marked, but you'll also have future access to rewatch the simulcast again and again.

Here's what we've got planned for the Options Pricing simulcast:

Session 2: Theta, Vega and Rho

With our second session, we'll continue the discussion of the Greeks by turning our attention to theta, vega and rho. Among the key discussion points:

  • Where are these particular Greeks the greatest and the least?
  • Rate of time decay
  • The effect of implied volatility around a binary event
  • What to know about interest rates and cost of carry
  • Real-world examples and applications



Dec 14, 2019
12:15 - 1:15 PM CST
Los Angeles
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Theta, Vega and Rho

Simulcast Event: Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council will close out its 2019 Educational Series with a special live online simulcast, which will also be in-person in Los Angeles, that will provide you with a 360-degree view of what goes in to options pricing. On Dec. 14, this free OIC simulcast will feature three instructional sessions for investors of all levels. If you've got questions about pricing, our simulcast is for you. Be there with us in sunny L.A., or join online from anywhere. Sign up today for FREE! When you register, not only will you be sure you've got your calendar marked, but you'll also have future access to rewatch the simulcast again and again.

Here's what we've got planned for the Options Pricing simulcast:

Session 2: Theta, Vega and Rho

With our second session, we'll continue the discussion of the Greeks by turning our attention to theta, vega and rho. Among the key discussion points:

  • Where are these particular Greeks the greatest and the least?
  • Rate of time decay
  • The effect of implied volatility around a binary event
  • What to know about interest rates and cost of carry
  • Real-world examples and applications

This event is 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 am PST. Live at Convene, Los Angeles, CA in the Forum room. Parking for this event is FREE. See parking details for the venue here.



Dec 14, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 PM CST
Los Angeles
Basic / Intermediate

Seminar: Option Quotes and Chains

Simulcast Event: Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council will close out its 2019 Educational Series with a special live online simulcast, which will also be in-person in Los Angeles, that will provide you with a 360-degree view of what goes in to options pricing. On Dec. 14, this free OIC simulcast will feature three instructional sessions for investors of all levels. If you've got questions about pricing, our simulcast is for you. Be there with us in sunny L.A., or join online from anywhere. Sign up today for FREE! When you register, not only will you be sure you've got your calendar marked, but you'll also have future access to rewatch the simulcast again and again.

Here's what we've got planned for the Options Pricing simulcast:

Session 3: Option Quotes and Chains

Our simulcast will conclude with a deep dive in to another crucial options topic. In this session, you'll hear about:

  • Options symbology
  • Contract adjustments
  • Cycles
  • Reading chains and quotes
  • Bid-ask spreads, volume and open interest

Ready to learn about pricing with OIC? Register for our free simulcast today.

This event is 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST. Live at Convene, Los Angeles, CA in the Forum room. Parking for this event is FREE. See parking details for the venue here.



Dec 14, 2019
1:30 - 2:30 PM CST
Online
Basic / Intermediate

Webinar: Option Quotes and Chains

Simulcast Event: Options Pricing

The Options Industry Council will close out its 2019 Educational Series with a special live online simulcast, which will also be in-person in Los Angeles, that will provide you with a 360-degree view of what goes in to options pricing. On Dec. 14, this free OIC simulcast will feature three instructional sessions for investors of all levels. If you've got questions about pricing, our simulcast is for you. Be there with us in sunny L.A., or join online from anywhere. Sign up today for FREE! When you register, not only will you be sure you've got your calendar marked, but you'll also have future access to rewatch the simulcast again and again.

Here's what we've got planned for the Options Pricing simulcast:

Session 3: Option Quotes and Chains

Our simulcast will conclude with a deep dive in to another crucial options topic. In this session, you'll hear about:

  • Options symbology
  • Contract adjustments
  • Cycles
  • Reading chains and quotes
  • Bid-ask spreads, volume and open interest

Ready to learn about pricing with OIC? Register for our free simulcast today.



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