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Start The New Year With New Investment Skills: Options Industry Council Announces Winter Seminar Schedule

ChicagoDecember 21, 2001

Investors and brokers interested in learning more about equity options can look to The Options Industry Council (OIC) as a resource. OIC announced today its winter schedule of options seminars, taught by exchange professionals in a classroom-style format. The seminars take place in select cities in the U.S. and Canada from 6-9 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.

Winter classes will be held in the following cities from Jan. 8 through March 21: Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Irvine, Calif., Newport Beach, New York, Midtown, Oak Brook, Ill., Orlando, Parsippany, N.J., Pasadena, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Ore., San Diego, San Jose, Tampa and Washington, D.C.

"The options market has seen 10 consecutive years of growth, which increasingly spurs investor interest in options education," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "OIC's free seminars offer a wealth of information and strategies for both the novice and experienced investor."

Investors and brokers interested in attending the seminars can obtain a detailed schedule of the dates and locations, as well as register for the seminars, through the OIC Web site at or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS. Seminars include:

  • Basic Seminar - Options Strategies for Stock Investors. Teaches options terminology and mechanics, options strategies and symbology and introduces Long Term Equity AnticiPation Securities® (LEAPS).
  • Intermediate Seminar - Practical Strategy Applications Utilizing Educational Software. A follow-up to the basic/intermediate seminar which provides insight on managing an options portfolio. This workshop briefly reviews options basics, and provides more in-depth instruction on pricing, strategies for different markets and methods for managing options positions.

OIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by the nation’s options exchanges to provide investor education about equity options. Today, its members include the American Stock Exchange (I guess they changed this again), Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC’s free educational programs include: an educational Web site at, a call center that provides access to options experts, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional videos, educational brochures and interactive software. More information on these resources is available by visiting the Web site, calling 1-888-OPTIONS, or sending e-mail to

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