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OIC Introduces"Options Strategies Quick Guide"

Chicago— May 26, 2004

Interested in a handy and compact reference for different options strategies? Look no further than The Options Industry Council’s (OIC) recently introduced, "Options Strategies Quick Guide." The guide can be found on OIC's Web site at

The pocket-sized guide provides a quick overview of 18 different options strategies, organized by market sentiment: bullish, bearish, and neutral. The one-page summaries include a graph and highlight each strategy's market outlook, risk, reward, increase in volatility, time erosion and break-even point. The booklet also contains a glossary of basic options terminology.

"This strategy guide offers a straightforward overview of the many options strategies that can be used for different market conditions," said Paul Stevens, President, OIC. "With equity options volume rising to new heights, we continue to endorse the importance of options education for all levels of investors during all market conditions."

An individual copy of the "Options Strategies Quick Guide" is complimentary. Bulk orders are available for purchase. To order your free copy or to learn more about bulk order pricing, you can either phone Options Investors Services at 1-888-OPTIONS or visit OIC's Website.

About OIC

OIC is a non-profit association funded by the American Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, Pacific Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC's free resources include: The Options Investors Services at 1-888-OPTIONS, an educational Web site at, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional videos and educational literature and software.

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