Throughout the year, OIC hosts free webinars on a variety of options-related topics. Taught by experienced options professionals, OIC webinars run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (CT), unless otherwise noted. Registration is required and will give you access to an on-demand replay of the event.

Aug 12, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Intermediate / Advanced

Webinar: Put-Call Parity and Synthetics

To get a deeper understanding of options pricing, you need a solid grasp of put-call parity, a concept that deals with the prices of calls and puts for the same underlying, at the same strike and same expiration. During an Aug. 12 webinar, that’s what we’ll focus on. Join The Options Industry Council to learn about:

  • The definition of parity
  • Cost of carry
  • Arbitrage
  • Parity in theory - and in practice
  • Synthetic stocks, synthetic calls and synthetic puts

Don’t miss this free, live event - sign up today. When you register, you’ll also get access to the free replay you can watch again any time.

Aug 19, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Intermediate / Advanced

Webinar: Volatility and Skew

If you follow the financial markets, there’s no doubt you hear about volatility. Now here’s your opportunity to understand how it can impact your portfolio and how you can benefit when it changes. On Aug. 19, The Options Industry Council welcomes guest speaker Dan Passarelli, founder of Market Taker Mentoring, who will explain key concepts regarding volatility, including:

  • Historical volatility
  • Implied volatility
  • Vega
  • Volatility skew
  • Steepening skew and its effect on pricing

Ready to learn more? Sign up today, for free. Plus, registration means you’ll be able to watch the replay any time you want a refresher.

Sep 15, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

Amid the dramatic changes occurring around the world and in the financial markets, the options industry is having a year unlike any other. But what should investors take away from the developments in the options space? The Options Industry Council wants to help you make sense of it. On Tuesday, September 15, join OIC and our special guest, Henry Schwartz, Sr. Director and Head of Product Intelligence at Cboe Global Markets, for a unique educational event: The State of the Options Industry. This live webinar will examine issues relevant to market participants ranging from individual investors to professional asset managers and institutional derivative teams. Data presented will provide valuable insight and information to help you better understand the current landscape of the options market. In this upcoming event, you will hear about:

  • Major themes in the listed derivatives markets in 2020 and what may occur going forward
  • An overview of the trends in volume, volatility and market quality
  • How current market dynamics are impacting traders, brokers and exchanges

Sign up now for this free event. No matter what your experience level is, if you follow the options market, you will want to attend. Register today.

Oct 14, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Intermediate / Advanced

Webinar: Volatility Strategies

Once you understand how volatility can impact option prices, you might be looking for strategies to capitalize on changes in volatility. If so, don’t miss a free webinar that will provide some choices. On October 14, join The Options Industry Council’s Ken Keating to learn about:

  • Long straddles and long strangles
  • Short straddles vs. the iron butterfly
  • Short strangles vs. iron condors
  • Choosing strikes and expirations
  • Profit and loss calculations, and managing positions at expiration

Sign up now so you can learn more about volatility strategies - it’s completely free. And registration means you’ll have access to the replay anytime, anywhere.

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