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Expand Your Options!

Thank you for choosing this opportunity to take your options education to the next level. Whether you are new to investing or are a seasoned professional, using options can be an efficient and easy way to protect the profits you have made, limit your loss, gain additional income or secure a specific stock price.

The Options Institute's online courses are designed to help every level of investor gain a fuller understanding of the uses of listed options. Complete the courses you feel would be most suitable for building your knowledge and confidence in using listed options.

Please select from the links below to view detailed information regarding each course. Then, follow the instructions listed below to enroll in any of the our online courses:

Basic Level Courses:

Options Warm-up:The Language of Options and Options' Mechanics
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Fundamentals of Equity Options: Basic terminology, characteristics and concepts of equity options.
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Fundamentals of Index Options: Basic terminology, characteristics and concepts of index options.
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Fundamentals of CBOE Index Products: The characteristics of CBOE Indexes and related products. Learn about the OEX, SPX, VIX and NDX.
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Introduction to Options Basics: Basic options concepts and terminology.
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Profit and Loss Diagrams: Teach yourself options strategies using P & L diagrams.
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Investment Strategies: Options strategies for investment purposes.
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Covered Call Writing: The basics of Covered Call Writing including assignment, tax implications and the Buy/Write strategy.
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Intermediate Level Courses:

Index Options: This lesson introduces ways of using CBOE Index Options for investing conservatively and protecting a portfolio.
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Index Options and the Dow Jones: This lesson presents conservative ways of investing in options based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX).
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Option Price Behavior: This lesson covers volatility, delta, time decay and implied volatility.
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Trading Strategies: Topics covered include leverage, covered straddle, stock repair, LEAPS® and buying calls and puts.
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Advanced Level Courses:

Managing Stock Positions: Strategies for managing long stock positions. Various situations are presented along with a number of possible forecasts for the underlying stock, and strategies that best fit each forecast.
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Managing Option Positions: Strategies that allow you to manage, or take follow-up action, to protect unrealized profits, or to help eliminate or reduce accrued losses on your option positions.
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Trading Volatility: Various strategies including Long and Short Straddles, Long and Short Strangles, Butterflies, and Condors. The profit and loss potential of each strategy is examined as well as how each is related to volatility.
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Spreading Courses:

Spreading I: An introduction to using spreads, including an overview of the four Vertical Spreads: Bull Call Spreads, Bear Put Spreads, Bear Call Spreads and Bull Put Spreads.
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Spreading II: An overview of spreads that are utilized in very specific market conditions, such as: Ratio Spreads, Backspreads and Time Spreads.
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Basics of Spreading: Vertical Spreads: Detailed explanations, along with examples of Vertical Spreads.
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Basics of Spreading: Ratio and Backspreads: Detailed explanations, along with examples of Ratio and Backspreads.
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Basics of Spreading: Time Spreads: Detailed explanations, along with examples of Time Spreads.
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Basics of Spreading: Straddles and Strangles: Detailed explanations, along with examples of Straddles and Strangles.
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Basics of Spreading: Butterflies and Condors: Detailed explanations, along with examples of Butterflies and Condors.
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How to Register:


Step 1: Log into your MyCBOE account.



Step 2: Enter Registration Code

Please click here and enter optedu if prompted.

If you are taken directly to your Course Status Page, please scroll to the bottom for your Current Registration code. Please click on Change Registration code if it is NOT optedu


Step 3: Complete a Student Profile

Complete the student profile page and click on the submit button.


Step 4: Select your Courses

You should now be on your personalized Course Status Page which will list all of our available courses. To register, simply select the course name link.

 

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