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Intermediate Level Syllabus

View the required items for Intermediate Level Curriculum.

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Build and Manage Your Own Long/Short Fund - Advisor Webinar

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CBOE's Options Initiative

Two-day seminar will offer a great introduction to investors new to options.

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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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Professional Approaches to Trading VIX® and S&P 500® Index Options

This free seminar is designed for all levels of traders who want to improve their ability to select option strategies.

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The Options Intensive

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

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Trading with an Edge: Advanced Strategies for VIX and SPX Options

Get in-depth information about the unique characteristics of VIX(R) and SPX(SM) options - and discover advanced strategies to help you take advantage of the market.

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Basics of Spreading: Straddles and Strangles

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

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Basics of Spreading: Time Spreads

Course presents detailed explanations and examples of Time Spreads.

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Basics of Spreading: Vertical Spreads

Detailed explanation of vertical spreads.

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Fundamentals of Index Options

In this course we cover the fundamentals of Index options.

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Investment Strategies

The Options Institute focuses on the real uses of options through several types of investing strategies.

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Proficiency Exam - Intermediate Level

Successfully complete the Intermediate Level exam in order to move on to the Advanced Level.

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Spreading I

This course covers a variety of intermediate spreads.

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Trading Strategies

An overview of a variety of trading strategies using options

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Trading Volatility

Course covers a variety of strategies that take volatility into account.

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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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Index Option Strategies - Buying Index Straddles in Anticipation of a Major Market Move

A discussion of buying a straddle on an index in anticipation of a major market move up or down.

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Interest Rate Options Buying TYX Calls To Offset

A discussion of buying TYX calls to offset a decline in a fixed income portfolio.

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Interest Rate Options Selling FVX Call Spreads

A discussion on selling a FVX call spread to profit from a decline in 5 year interest rates.

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Interest Rate Options Selling T-bills, Buying TNX Puts

A discussion of combining a short position in T-bills and buying TNX puts to profit from a reshaping of the yield curve.

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Interest Rate Options Selling TYX Put Spreads

A discussion of selling a TYX put spread to benefit from a rise in 30 year interest rates.

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LEAPS Option Strategies - Buying Index LEAPS Bull Call Spreads

View this discussion on implementing a Bull Call Spread with LEAPS options.

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Nasdaq 100 Index Options (NDX) Bull-call Spread with Nasdaq 100 (NDX) Options

A strategy paper on using NDX options to initiate a bull call spread to benefit from a rise in the NDX.

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Nasdaq 100 Index Options (NDX) Volatility Strategy - Long Mini-NDX (MNX) Straddle

A strategy paper on using MNX options to put on a long straddle to benefit from market volatility.

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Nasdaq 100 Index Options - QQQ Buy-write for Added Income

A strategy paper on using the QQQ ETF and QQQ options to implement a buy-write program.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bear Put Spread Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bear Call Spread Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Synthetic Short Stock Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Long Strangle Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Long Straddle Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bull Put Spread Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Bull Call Spread Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Short Strangle Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Synthetic Long Stock Position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

In your paper account create a Short Straddle Position.

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Advanced Charts

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

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CBOE - Virtual Trade

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

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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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Equity Research Center

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

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InvestorsObserver Weekly Article

Free weekly sample article from InvestorsObserver.

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Options Scanner

Free options scanning tool from the CBOE.

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paperMoney

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

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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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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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Thermal Imaging

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

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Weekly Strategy Bear Call Spread

Quick overview of a bear call spread.

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Weekly Strategy Buying A Straddle

Quick overview of a long straddle.

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Weekly Strategy Calendar Spread

Quick overview of a calendar spread.

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Weekly Strategy Long Strangle

Quick overview of a long strangle.

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Weekly Strategy Short Straddle

Quick overview of a short straddle.

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Weekly Strategy Short Strangle

Quick overview of a short strangle.

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Weekly Strategy Vertical Call Spread

Quick overview of a vertical call spread.

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Big Trends in Trading

Good intermediate book on trading.

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LEAPS Trading Strategies

Great book on LEAPS by the CBOE's Marty Kearney.

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McMillan on Options

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

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Options as a Strategic Investment

Considered the 'bible' of option books.

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Options for the Stock Investor

Excellent book for beginners and intermediate traders by the CBOE's Jim Bittman.

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CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)