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View the required items for Advanced Level Curriculum.
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.
View the required items for Intermediate Level Curriculum.
This free, 2-hour seminar explores how trading Index or volatility options can be a smart choice to help you mitigate risk or generate income in a diversified portfolio.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Get an up-close look at the financial industry in Chicago and gain insights on how to invest and trade for your personal use and as a career path.
This 2-day seminar is designed to increase an understanding of options and how they achieve portfolio objectives.
Move beyond basics in this 2-day seminar introducing you to trading Index options, Weeklys options and more.
Listed volatility derivative trading is one of the fastest growing segments in the finacial markets. Join instructors from the CBOE Options Institute for a full day of class sessions focused on trading VIX futures, options and ETFs.
This module presents detailed explanations and examples of Butterfly and Condor spreads.
This course examines ratio spreads and backspreads.
This module presents detailed explanations and examples of Straddles and Strangles.
Course presents detailed explanations and examples of Time Spreads.
Detailed explanation of vertical spreads.
"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.
In this course, the specifications of several CBOE Indexes (OEX, SPX, VIX, and the NDX) are discussed.
"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.
"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.
Course that explores the basics of Index Options.
A strategy paper on taking a bullish stance on the direction of the Dow Jones Index using call options.
A strategy paper on creating a bull call spread with DJX options when a trader as a neutral to bullish opinion.
View this discussion on who should consider buying equity calls and the risk / reward payoff.
View this discussion on who should consider buying equity puts and the risk / reward payoff.
View this discussion on a cash secured put position and the risk / reward involved in this strategy.
View this strategy that combines the flexibility of listed equity options with the benefits of stock ownership.
View this discussion on the use of covered combination strategies and the risk / reward payoff.
View this introduction to an equity collar position and a description of how it is used relative to a long equity position.
View this discussion on when to use protective puts related to an equity position.
View an introduction to a stock repair trade and a description on how it is used.
Go through the Complex Order book, select a trade in the book and place this trade in your paper trading account.
Visit this area, develop a trade idea based on the activity displayed and implement it in your paper trading account.
Explore both programs, choose one and open a 'paper trading' account with $50,000
In your paper account create a Bear Call Spread Position.
In your paper account create a Bear Put Spread Position.
In your paper account create a Bull Call Spread Position.
In your paper account create a Bull Put Spread Position.
In your paper account create a Long Straddle Position.
In your paper account create a Long Strangle Position.
ActionTracker displays a small subset of the metrics they analyze to find actionable trades.
This page gives you the ability to chart stocks, etfs, and indexes.
Program designed to let you test your trading knowledge and market savvy.
The Complex Order Book allows you to generate top of the book resting complex spread orders in real-time.
Allows an investor to scan news by date or ticker on equity securities.
Free weekly sample article from InvestorsObserver.
Free options scanning tool from the CBOE.
Each day we present reports on 10 stocks selected from S&P's options research.
Powered by Interactive Brokers this page allows traders to scan real time option activity.
Program lets you scan for stocks and ETFs with specific volatility characteristics.
Quick overview of a bear call spread.
Quick overview of buying a call.
Quick overview of buying a put.
Quick overview of a long straddle.
Quick overview of a collar.
Quick overview of writing a covered call.
Quick overview of a long call butterfly.
Quick overview of a long strangle.
Quick overview of a protective put.
Quick overview of shorting a put.
Good intermediate book on trading.
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.
Great book on several aspects of option trading appropriate for both intermediate and advanced traders.
An excellent book on options trading for advanced traders.
Considered the 'bible' of option books.
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