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Index Options

Continuing Education Credit: 2 hours*
*Available for fee-based courses only, please send us an email for more information.

Course Expiration: Course access expires 12 weeks from date of registration

Cost: Free



Course Overview:

In many ways index options are similar to options on individual stocks. They can serve as a way to add protection and diversity to your portfolio. Now that you have become familiar with options, let's take it a step further and explore the basics of Index Options.

This module will introduce some of the multiple indexes available as well as conservative ways to invest in those indexes.



Course Outline:

Introduction to Index Options
- Essential Terms and Definitions

Contract Specifications for Various Index Options

Investor Strategy #1
- A Conservative Way of Investing in the S&P 500 Index
- Profit and Loss Table and Diagram
- A Variation on the Buy Index Call and Money Market Strategy

Investor Strategy #2
- Protecting a Portfolio

Unique Aspects of Index Options

Reducing the Risk of Changes in Implied Volatility
- Profit and Loss Table and Diagram
- Recognizing the Trade-Offs

 

How to Register:
Step 1: Log into your MyCBOE account.

 

Step 2: Enter Registration Code

Please click here and enter optedu if prompted.

If you are taken directly to your Course Status Page, please scroll to the bottom for your Current Registration code. Please click on Change Registration code if it is NOT optedu



Step 3: Complete a Student Profile

Complete the student profile page and click on the submit button.



Step 4: Select your Courses

You should now be on your personalized Course Status Page which will list all of our available courses. To register, simply select the course name link.

 
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