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Intermediate Level Syllabus

View the required items for Intermediate Level Curriculum.

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Seminars
Online Courses
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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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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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Strategy Discussions
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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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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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Russell 2000 Index Options (RUT) Buy Calls on Russell 2000 (RUT) - Anticipate "January Effect"

A strategy paper on using RUT call options to benefit from the January Effect in the stock market.

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S&P 100 Strategies (OEX ) OEX Bull Call Spreads

A discussion of putting on a Bull Call Spread using S&P 100 options.

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S&P 100 Strategies (OEX) Buying OEX Straddles

A discussion on using OEX options to create a long straddle when a major market move is expected.

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S&P 100 Strategies (OEX) Neutral to Moderately Bullish on XEO

A strategy paper on using options on XEO to create a short put spread.

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Tasks
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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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Trading Tools
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ActionTracker

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

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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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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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Volatility Finder

Program lets you scan for stocks and ETFs with specific volatility characteristics.

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Volatility Optimizer

A full suite of option analysis and strategy tools.

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Strategy Discussions
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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 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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