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Advanced Level Syllabus

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Advanced

Beginner Level Syllabus

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Beginner

Intermediate Level Syllabus

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Intermediate

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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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Beginner,
Intermediate

Investing and Trading for College Students

Get an up-close look at the financial industry in Chicago and gain insights into how to invest your own money (when the time comes).

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Beginner

Options Extreme

This 2-day classroom experience discusses the consistent application of advanced strategies and risk management to generate monthly income.

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Advanced

Options for Portfolio Management & Institutional Investors Course

2-day seminar is designed to increase an understanding of options and how they achieve portfolio objectives.

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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

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

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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Beginner,
Intermediate,
Advanced

Simply for Women

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Beginner

Simply for Women

Designed as a half-day seminar by The Options Institute at CBOE, Simply for Women will help you understand the basic concepts of options.

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Beginner

Test

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Beginner

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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

Course discusses the basic terms of Covered Call Writing.

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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

In this course we cover the fundamentals of equity options.

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Beginner

Fundamentals of Index Options

In this course we cover the fundamentals of Index options.

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Beginner,
Intermediate

Index Options

Course that explores the basics of Index Options.

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Beginner

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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

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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

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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

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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 Calendar Spread

Quick overview of a calendar spread.

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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

Quick overview of a long call position.

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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

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Big Trends in Trading

Good intermediate book on trading.

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Intermediate

LEAPS Trading Strategies

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

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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

Options for the Stock Investor

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

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Beginner,
Intermediate

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)