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Advanced Level Syllabus

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Advanced

Beginner Level Syllabus

The educational content presented at the Basic Level will strengthen your knowledge on the basics of options trading and the options marketplace. An overview of option terminology, the basics of buying and selling call and put options, and basic strategies like covered call writing are introduced. With the successful completion of the online courses, educational webinars, simulated trading tool exercises and exam included in this syllabus, you will be well prepared to move up to the next level.

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Beginner

Intermediate Level Syllabus

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Intermediate

Seminars
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CBOE's Options Essentials

This one-day seminar will explore basic option concepts and popular trading strategies.

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Beginner

CBOE's Options Initiative

"CBOE's Options Initiative" 2-day seminar is designed to move you beyond the basic strategies of buying and selling calls and puts. Explore more advanced, multi-leg spread strategies and Delta-neutral trading.

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Beginner,
Intermediate

Nuts & Bolts Series: Evaluating Key Metrics to Improve Performance - ADVISOR WEBINAR

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Intermediate

Options Institute Plus - Level 1 Beginner

This 2-day classroom experience plus 10 hours of distance coaching will introduce you to the basics of options and the basics of market timing, stock selection and risk management.

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Beginner

Options Institute Plus - Level 2 Intermediate

This 2-day classroom experience plus 10 hours of distance coaching will explore strategy analysis and selection, option price behavior and the "Greeks", and several spread strategies.

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Intermediate

Options Intensive - Fidelity

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Intermediate

Simply for Women

"Simply for Women" is a part of CBOE's educational series for women. Basic option concepts discussed include calls, puts, pricing factors, and time value, and are introduced in simple terms for the beginner female investor.

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Beginner

Simply the Basics

"Simply the Basics" is an introduction to the mechanics of options trading. Designed to help you understand basic concepts including pricing of options contracts, and what makes options values change.

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Beginner

The Options Course for Advisors and Planners

Course provides advisors with an in depth understanding of options.

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Advanced

The Options Intensive

Seminar where you will explore option concepts including spread trading strategies and implied volatility.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

Online Courses
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Basics of Spreading: Butterflies and Condors

This module presents detailed explanations and examples of Butterfly and Condor spreads.

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Advanced

Basics of Spreading: Ratio and Backspreads

This course examines ratio spreads and backspreads.

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Advanced

Basics of Spreading: Straddles and Strangles

This module presents detailed explanations and examples of Straddles and Strangles.

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Intermediate

Basics of Spreading: Time Spreads

Course presents detailed explanations and examples of Time Spreads.

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Intermediate

Basics of Spreading: Vertical Spreads

Detailed explanation of vertical spreads.

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Intermediate

Covered Call Writing

"Covered Call Writing" introduces basic terms of using a Covered Call strategy, writing calls against a long stock position, writing calls as an alternative to open orders, and the assignment of Short Calls.

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Beginner

Fundamentals of CBOE Index Products

In this course, the specifications of several CBOE Indexes (OEX, SPX, VIX, and the NDX) are discussed.

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Beginner

Fundamentals of Equity Options

"Fundamentals of Equity Options" introduces the basics of exercise & assignment, and identifies the differences between the buyer and seller, long and short, open and close.

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Beginner

Fundamentals of Index Options

"Fundamentals of Index Options" introduces the different types of Stock Indexes, what factors determine index pricing, how indexes are calculated and why they are settled in cash.

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Beginner

Index Options

Course that explores the basics of Index Options.

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Beginner

Strategy Discussions
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Dow Jones Index (DJX) Bullish on Blue Chips - Buy DJX Calls

A strategy paper on taking a bullish stance on the direction of the Dow Jones Index using call options.

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Beginner

Dow Jones Index (DJX) DOW (DJX) Bull Call Spread

A strategy paper on creating a bull call spread with DJX options when a trader as a neutral to bullish opinion.

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Intermediate

Equity Option Strategies - Buying Calls

View this discussion on who should consider buying equity calls and the risk / reward payoff.

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Beginner

Equity Option Strategies - Buying Puts

View this discussion on who should consider buying equity puts and the risk / reward payoff.

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Beginner

Equity Option Strategies - Cash-Secured Puts

View this discussion on a cash secured put position and the risk / reward involved in this strategy.

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Beginner

Equity Option Strategies - Covered Calls

View this strategy that combines the flexibility of listed equity options with the benefits of stock ownership.

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Beginner

Equity Option Strategies - Covered Combinations

View this discussion on the use of covered combination strategies and the risk / reward payoff.

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Advanced

Equity Option Strategies - Equity Collar

View this introduction to an equity collar position and a description of how it is used relative to a long equity position.

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Advanced

Equity Option Strategies - Protective Puts

View this discussion on when to use protective puts related to an equity position.

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Beginner

Equity Option Strategies - Stock Repair

View an introduction to a stock repair trade and a description on how it is used.

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Advanced

Tasks
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Complex Order Book

Go through the Complex Order book, select a trade in the book and place this trade in your paper trading account.

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Advanced

IB Options and Futures Intelligence Report

Visit this area, develop a trade idea based on the activity displayed and implement it in your paper trading account.

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Advanced

Options Calculator

Visit this area, develop a trade idea based on the activity displayed and implement it in your paper trading account.

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Advanced

Simulated Trading Tools

Explore both programs, choose one and open a 'paper trading' account with $50,000

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Beginner

Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bear Call Spread Position.

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Intermediate

Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bear Put Spread Position.

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Intermediate

Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bull Call Spread Position.

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Intermediate

Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bull Put Spread Position.

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Intermediate

Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Long Straddle Position.

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Intermediate

Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Long Strangle Position.

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Intermediate

Trading Tools
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Advanced Charts

This page gives you the ability to chart stocks, etfs, and indexes.

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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

CBOE - Virtual Trade

Program designed to let you test your trading knowledge and market savvy.

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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

CBOE Complex Order Book

The Complex Order Book allows you to generate top of the book resting complex spread orders in real-time.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

Equity Research Center

Allows an investor to scan news by date or ticker on equity securities.

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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

InvestorsObserver Weekly Article

Free weekly sample article from InvestorsObserver.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

Options Scanner

Free options scanning tool from the CBOE.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

paperMoney

Program with functionality is the same as the best "real" trading systems.

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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

Standard & Poor's Daily Select 10 Options Reports

Each day we present reports on 10 stocks selected from S&P's options research.

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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

The IB Options and Futures Intelligence Report

Powered by Interactive Brokers this page allows traders to scan real time option activity.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

Thermal Imaging

Thermal Imaging displays a small subset of the metrics they analyze to find actionable trades.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

Strategy Discussions
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Weekly Strategy Bear Call Spread

Quick overview of a bear call spread.

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Intermediate

Weekly Strategy Buying A Call

Quick overview of buying a call.

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Beginner

Weekly Strategy Buying A Put

Quick overview of buying a put.

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Beginner

Weekly Strategy Buying A Straddle

Quick overview of a long straddle.

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Intermediate

Weekly Strategy Collar

Quick overview of a collar.

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Advanced

Weekly Strategy Covered Call

Quick overview of writing a covered call.

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Beginner

Weekly Strategy Long Call Butterfly

Quick overview of a long call butterfly.

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Advanced

Weekly Strategy Long Strangle

Quick overview of a long strangle.

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Intermediate

Weekly Strategy Protective Put

Quick overview of a protective put.

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Beginner

Weekly Strategy Selling A Put

Quick overview of shorting a put.

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Beginner

Books
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Big Trends in Trading

Good intermediate book on trading.

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Intermediate

LEAPS Trading Strategies

Effective strategies that combine the advantages of options trading with Long-term Equity AnticiPation Securities (LEAPS®) written by Marty Kearney, The Options Institute at CBOE.

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Beginner,
Intermediate

McMillan on Options

Great book on several aspects of option trading appropriate for both intermediate and advanced traders.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

Option Volatility & Pricing

An excellent book on options trading for advanced traders.

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Advanced

Options as a Strategic Investment

Considered the 'bible' of option books.

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Intermediate,
Advanced

  VIX Snapshot

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