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Webinar – OIC – Key Points to Know about Selling Options

Edward J Modla Director of Education, The Options Industry Council

Tue, Jan 14, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

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When it comes to investing, buying is where most people start. But every time there’s a buyer, there’s a seller, too. So who are these sellers? In “Key Points to Know About Selling Options” you’ll learn how selling calls and puts is a very different strategy than buying. Most importantly, you’ll see that while selling brings opportunity, it also has its own set of risks. Here’s some of what we’ll cover:

  • The obligations of sellers and the rights of buyers
  • Monitoring premium decay and calculating time value
  • Keeping track of moneyness
  • Exercise and assignment, including random assignment
  • Pin risk

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read the “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options” before investing in options. For more info see, ibkr.com/info

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If you can’t make this session, register and we’ll send you the recording.

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Disclosure: Options Trading

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors.

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the “Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options”. For a copy, call 312 542-6901.

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