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OIC Sponsors "Options Strategies For Your Clients" Seminar For Brokers

ChicagoNovember 26, 2001

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that "Options Strategies for Your Clients," a new seminar for Series 7 licensed brokers will be held on Dec. 3 at Grand Hyatt New York in New York from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

"This seminar offers brokers the opportunity to discuss and learn options strategies for the current marketplace," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "It also presents an opportunity for brokers to expand their options knowledge for the clients they serve and the firms they work for."

Alex Jacobson, a former Vice President of Business Development at Chicago Board Options Exchange and Merrill Lynch broker, will teach the two-hour seminar; he is currently Vice President of Business Development at the International Securities Exchange. The seminar will cover a variety of topics related to equity options:

  • Demographics and trading practices of today's options investor
  • A review of options fundamentals
  • Practical options strategies
  • Recommendations for options resources
  • Considerations for brokerage firms and free educational software

To register, call 1-888-OPTIONS or register online at, OIC's Web site.

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, 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, 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

Editors note: Reporters are welcomed to attend the seminar to learn more about equity options. To make arrangements please contact Debbie Baratz at 312-322-6267.

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