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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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12/16/2016
Seminars

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Online Courses

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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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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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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Introduction to Options Basics

"Introduction to Options Basics" discusses the unique aspects of equity and index options and how these products can be used in nearly every investing situation to broaden your investment opportunities.

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Language of Options

Part 2 of a 2-part course covering the fundamentals of options and basic option terminology.

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Options' Mechanics

"Options Mechanics" is part 1 of the 2-part "Option Warm-up" course introducing the fundamentals of options trading, how they function and correlates concepts including exercise & assignment.

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Proficiency Exam - Beginner Level

Successfully complete the Beginner Level exam to move on to the Intermediate Level.

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Profit and Loss Diagrams

An overview of how to create a visual representation of your option position.

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Strategy Discussions

Equity Option Strategies - Buying Calls

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

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Equity Option Strategies - Buying Puts

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

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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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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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Equity Option Strategies - Protective Puts

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

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Tasks

Advanced Charts

Visit this section and create a chart of one of the stocks that you read about in the S&P reports.

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Simulated Trading Tools

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

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Simulated Trading Tools

Place an order for a Short Put in your account.

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Simulated Trading Tools

Place an order for a Short Call in your account.

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Simulated Trading Tools

Using the recommendation from one of the S&P reports buy a stock and sell a covered call against this stock position.

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Simulated Trading Tools

Place an order for a Long Call in your account.

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Simulated Trading Tools

Place an order for a Long Put in your account.

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Trading Tools

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Strategy Discussions

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