Knowing Your Options: Master the Fundamentals of Options Trading - An Introduction Course

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Course: This one day, introductory course is aimed at those who need to acquire a basic understanding of options. The program will introduce basic terminology, characteristics and the concept of conventional options - puts and calls - as well as the risk/reward profiles. An overview of the pricing of options also will be provided, introducing the concepts of Delta, Gamma, Vega, Theta, and Rho - collectively called, "the Greeks". The course will introduce some basic options strategies, combining calls and/or puts, to achieve a market profile with specific risk, reward and break-even points.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand buying, selling and hedging with options
  • Recognize the type, class, and series of options; distinguishing the benefits of each
  • Understand premiums, pricing and characteristics of in-the-money, out-of-the-money, and at-the-money options
  • Create, interpret and calculate profit and loss diagrams
  • Option spreads: how to combine options together through a purchase & sale to create new risk/reward profiles that may be more consistent with your view of the market
  • Employ strategies that have known break-even points at expiration, known maximum loss, maximum profit, etc.; allowing you to keep your risk in check
Class Size: Registration is limited to approximately 15 participants to promote student participation and interaction.

Who Should Attend: Sales professionals, traders, back-office professionals, analysts, cash/money managers, auditors, compliance professionals, exchange and clearinghouse staff, policy-makers and regulators.

Level: Basic

Cost: $495 Early-bird | $550 Standard registration
Complimentary morning and afternoon
refreshment breaks are provided. Lunch on own.

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