Intermediate Options: Take Your Strategies to the Next Level

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Course: This course is aimed at those who have a basic understanding of options and would like to learn more about the trading aspects of options. Participants will investigate volatility - implied, actual and future expected - as well as how to convert annual volatility into daily or weekly statistic that can be quantified for today's range.

A deep understanding of "the Greeks" - vega, theta, delta, gamma, and rho - is provided and will focus on how they are inter-related and change as the variables in options pricing models themselves change. Finally, participants will be introduced to numerous options strategies including directional, volatility, and arbitrage strategies. Wherever possible the course will focus on real life events as likely experienced by traders.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the risk/return characteristics of long and short put and call positions
  • Understand option price behavior; sensitivity to price, time, and volatility
  • Indentify various strategies including long and short straddles, strangles, butterflies and condors
  • Understand the profit/loss of various strategies and their relationship to volatility
  • Recognize typical directional, volatility and arbitrage trading strategies, as well as the risk/return characteristics and implied market view of each
  • Lock-in profits, manage risk/reward and reduce break-even points
  • 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: Intermediate

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

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