OICs Wide World of Options

OICs Wide World of Options

Hosted by Joe Burgoyne, Director of Retail Education for The Options Industry Council, OIC's Wide World of Options will feature a dynamic mix of current events, investor resources, strategy insights and interviews with a variety of options professionals from throughout the industry.... Show More

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Wide World of Options 74: What is the Option Collar?

In this episode you’ll hear from host Ed Modla and Patrick Ceresna, Founder and Chief Derivative Market Strategist at Big Picture Trading.

The duo will break down the construction of the option collar and talk position management. Then on Looking Back, Ed will return to the year 1973 to discuss the launch of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) and how over-the-counter optio...

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On Strategy Spotlight, host Ed Modla chats with Parkwood Capital’s Kerry Given, a.k.a. Dr. Duke, about the Iron Condor. They discuss how the strategy is constructed, the impact of market conditions and differences to consider when comparing stock to index options. Later in the show, Ed answers listener questions about implied volatility and option exercise.

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On Strategy Spotlight, host Ed Modla sits down with Todd Salamone, Vice President of Schaeffer’s Investment Research, to discuss the upside and downside risks associated with holding a long call position. They will analyze market direction, provide insight for selecting a strategy and explore management and exiting techniques.

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What is technical analysis and how can it be used to establish directional options strategies? Join host Ed Modla and Dan Gramza, President of Gramza Capital Management, as they discuss market structure, analysis of price movements and ways to put it together with an options strategy. Later, in Tools, Resources and Good Reads, Ed shares an OIC tool that may help you evaluate market moves.

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Curious about two-tier income strategies? Join host Ed Modla and CEO of Equity Armour Investments, Luke Rahbari, as they break down market condition, strike and expiration selection, strategy construction, downside risk and more.

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Join host Ed Modla and Mark Benzaquen, Manager of the OCC Investor Services team, as they discuss the collar strategy and the many ways that it can be used for downside protection. Then, Ed will take a look back at the launch of the options industry in the 1970s and its evolution to present-day.

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Tune in as host Ed Modla and guest Dan Keegan of Option Thinker discuss using straddles as an investment strategy, the risks and rewards, plus how certain variables can impact pricing. Then later in the show, Ed will share resources for strategy selection and answer some of your listener questions.

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WWOO 67: Selling Options as an Investment Strategy

Many investors focus on buying assets for their portfolios - but it takes buyers and sellers to make a market. And the truth is both sides have benefits, as well as risks. Join Cboe’s Jermal Chandler and Ed Modla on this rebroadcast from OIC’s webinar series for a discussion about the key aspects of the selling side of the trade.

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On Strategy Spotlight, Joe Burgoyne chats with OIC Director of Retail Education, Ed Modla about the intricacies of the Three-Way Even Money Spread. Then, Joe takes a look back on his time with WWoO as he passes the torch to Ed who will be taking over hosting duties going forward.

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On Strategy Spotlight, host Joe Burgoyne sits down with Senior Specialist Bill Ryan, a show regular and familiar voice from the OCC Investor Services desk. Together, they’ll discuss bull call spreads and when an investor might want to employ this event-targeted strategy. Then, Joe will take listener questions on strike prices and the options market.

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Tune in as host Joe Burgoyne interviews Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist at OptionsPlay, about debit spreads. Learn the definitions and considerations that may be helpful when deploying this slightly complex strategy. Then, Joe will review valuable tools and resources that are currently available on OIC’s website.

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Jermal Chandler, an instructor at Cboe Options Institute discusses his unique journey from chemist to trader. Then, he and host Joe Burgoyne will help to break down Ratio Spreads, Front Spreads and Backspreads. Later in the show, Joe will answer your listener questions.

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Join OIC host Joe Burgoyne and long-time OIC instructor, Bill Ryan as they discuss the short put and other bullish strategies that might be more challenging to implement in a volatile market.

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Join OIC for a lively discussion featuring our entire Investor Services team – these are the options professionals who help everyone with an interest in expanding their industry knowledge, from those who've never bought a single call to traders and advisors with years of experience. This session will be a showcase of the team, their services and their decades of combined experience with listed options.

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Host Joe Burgoyne welcomes back OIC instructor Peter Lusk as he wraps up his illustrious career in the options industry with a discussion about the Bull Call Spread. Then, on Profiles & Perspectives, Joe interviews Andrew Giovinazzi, COO at the Option Pit.

 

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OICs Wide World of Options 59 - Advanced Learning: Trading Talk With the Pros
No matter what we do, it helps to learn from the experts – it's as true with investing as it is with anything else. Join OIC for this opportunity to hear about options investing directly from the professionals. This show will feature a panel of traders describing how they think, how they manage risk and even how they adapt when they're wrong.

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Ed Modla of OICs Investor Services team joins Joe Burgoyne to break down the Iron Butterfly and what investors may want to consider when utilizing this complex credit strategy. Then on Profiles & Perspectives, Joe interviews OICs Vice President of Education, Paul Finnegan. 

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WWoO 57: Panel - How Do You Know When to Hedge?

Many investors continue to wonder how long the bull market will last. After all, it began almost a decade ago. So does it make sense to consider hedging? Join OIC for a lively panel discussion, moderated by OIC Sr. Investor Services Specialist Mark Benzaquen, to learn how professional investors think about hedging.

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Dave Whitmore of E*Trade stops by to discuss strategies to consider when trading a long option position. Then host Joe Burgoyne chats with OIC's webinar producer Alex Osinga about how the team works to build engagement with its audience.

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What makes more sense? Buying and selling straight calls and puts or creating a spread position? Join OIC and our panel of experts as they discuss this question to help you decide what is best for you. We'll also get into what strategies make the most sense for bullish and bearish situations.

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