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View the required items for Advanced Level Curriculum.
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.
View the required items for Intermediate Level Curriculum.
This module presents detailed explanations and examples of Butterfly and Condor spreads.
This course examines ratio spreads and backspreads.
This module presents detailed explanations and examples of Straddles and Strangles.
Course presents detailed explanations and examples of Time Spreads.
Detailed explanation of vertical spreads.
"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.
A strategy paper on taking a bullish stance on the direction of the Dow Jones Index using call options.
A strategy paper on creating a bull call spread with DJX options when a trader as a neutral to bullish opinion.
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 the use of covered combination strategies and the risk / reward payoff.
View this introduction to an equity collar position and a description of how it is used relative to a long equity position.
View this discussion on when to use protective puts related to an equity position.
View an introduction to a stock repair trade and a description on how it is used.
ActionTracker displays a small subset of the metrics they analyze to find actionable trades.
This page gives you the ability to chart stocks, etfs, and indexes.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The Complex Order Book allows you to generate top of the book resting complex spread orders in real-time.
Allows an investor to scan news by date or ticker on equity securities.
Free options scanning tool from the Cboe.
Program lets you scan for stocks and ETFs with specific volatility characteristics.
A full suite of option analysis and strategy tools.
Quick overview of a bear call spread.
Quick overview of buying a call.
Quick overview of buying a put.
Quick overview of a long straddle.
Quick overview of a collar.
Quick overview of writing a covered call.
Quick overview of a long call butterfly.
Quick overview of a long strangle.
Quick overview of a protective put.
Quick overview of shorting a put.
Go through the Complex Order book, select a trade in the book and place this trade in your paper trading account.
Visit this area, develop a trade idea based on the activity displayed and implement it in your paper trading account.