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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.
"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.
An overview of DJX options and the basics of trading them.
"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.
Part 2 of a 2-part course covering the fundamentals of options and basic option terminology.
"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.
Successfully complete the Beginner Level exam to move on to the Intermediate Level.
A strategy paper on taking a bullish stance on the direction of the Dow Jones Index using call options.
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 when to use protective puts related to an equity position.
A discussion of buying calls on an index in anticipation of a market advance.
A discussion of buying puts on an index in anticipation of a market decline.
A discussion of buying TYX call options to benefit from a rise in 30 year interest rates.
A discussion of using LEAPS Calls as an alternative to owning stock.
Place an order for a Long Put in your account.
Using the recommendation from one of the S&P reports buy a stock and sell a covered call against this stock position.
Place an order for a Long Call in your account.
Explore both programs, choose one and open a 'paper trading' account with $50,000
Place an order for a Short Put in your account.
Place an order for a Short Call in your account.
This page gives you the ability to chart stocks, etfs, and indexes.
Program designed to let you test your trading knowledge and market savvy.
Allows an investor to scan news by date or ticker on equity securities.
Each day we present reports on 10 stocks selected from S&P's options research.
Quick overview of buying a call.
Quick overview of buying a put.
Quick overview of writing a covered call.
Quick overview of a protective put.
Quick overview of shorting a put.
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.
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