Upcoming Events

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. Watch OIC's past webinars on-demand here.

Jul 13, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST
Intermediate / Advanced

Webinar: Understanding Volatility and Options

If an investor is exploring options as an investment, it's essential to consider the potential impact of volatility. Because of the importance of this fundamental concept, OICSM will host a live webinar on July 13, specifically to review volatility and options pricing. In a discussion that will be led by instructor and former options trader Mat Cashman, investors will learn about:

  • Historical volatility (HV)
  • Implied volatility (IV)
  • Volatility skew
  • Vega as a metric, and how it relates to implied volatility changes

Register today for the OIC volatility webinar - it's free and easy to sign up. Also, registration offers continuing access to our on-demand webinar library, where all past webinars on a variety of option subjects can be viewed.

Aug 10, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

With any options strategy, there are two types of volatility to consider - historical and implied. Historical volatility is a measure of how much underlying movement has already transpired, while implied volatility, or IV, is an indication of how much change the market is expecting based on the option's price. On Aug. 10, former trader and current instructor Ken Keating will lead a webinar on metrics and specific strategies designed to take advantage of different levels of IV. During this free presentation from OICSM, attendees will learn about:

  • Implied and historical volatility essentials
  • IV rank and percentiles
  • Strategies for both low and high IV situations

Sign up now for this live OIC webinar. Plus, registration also grants access to our on-demand library, where our entire options webinar catalog can be watched any time. 

Sep 14, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM CST

With index options, investors should understand that these assets differ from equity and ETF options, and the differences can be significant. For the last webinar of the third quarter, OIC will focus on index options and their notable characteristics. On Sept. 14, instructor Roma Colwell, a former options trader, will review:

  • Index options compared with equity and ETF options
  • Cash vs. physical settlement, along with settlement timing
  • European vs. American-style exercise
  • Indexes as a portfolio-protection tool

To take part in our live OIC webinar, register now. In addition, signing up provides access to all previous OIC options education webinars, which can be viewed any time on demand.