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The Options Institute

The Gold Standard in Options Education

The Options Institute provides training on how to manage risk in an increasingly complex marketplace through the use of effective options strategies.

As options products evolve and expand to meet a growing number of investment scenarios, The Options Institute's role in providing quality options education continues to grow. It has become a widely used industry resource, conducting seminars worldwide that both answer continuing education requirements and stimulate the effective use of options among diverse segments of the investing community. Courses are designed to teach participants how to meet their investment goals and include topics ranging from the basics of options to uses of advanced strategies.

A comprehensive curriculum, taught by trading industry professionals, covers all phases of the options business - from understanding options to using options to managing client accounts. Theory, strategy and hands-on trading simulations combine for an exceptional experience.

One of the most effective resources available to The Options Institute is the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and its members. Mock trading sessions held on the floor of the exchange provide class participants with firsthand experience in how options are traded and enhance their knowledge of the industry.

Evaluation of course content and effectiveness is an integral part of the Institute's educational philosophy. Participant feedback is a major consideration in our course revisions and long-term curriculum development.

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Whether you are new to investing or a seasoned professional, these self-paced interactive courses explore in-depth options concepts and test your knowledge.

View live presentations that cover various options-related topics and enable you to interact directly with the presenter.

Based on your level of knowledge, you can attend a 1, 2, or 3-day Basic to Advanced seminar designed for investors and brokers.

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