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OIC Announces Investor Education Day in New York City April 21


Chicago—April 10, 2012

The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced its next Investor Education Day (IED) for 2012 taking place in New York City on April 21.

Options are an ideal tool for a variety of investors and market conditions. The popular, and free, all day options education program is taught by experienced instructors from the various options exchanges and OIC professionals. This event is the second of four IEDs OIC is hosting in various cities across the country to help investors develop their knowledge and ability to responsibly trade options.

The program begins with an overview of fundamental trading concepts including options terminology and a discussion of the Greeks. After lunch the sessions look at the collar strategy, calendar and diagonal spreads, and butterfly and condor strategies. While there is no charge to attend the IED event, advanced registration is required.

Those interested in attending can obtain schedule and location details and also register through OIC’s website,, or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS (1-888-678-4667).

Check-in opens one hour prior to the start of the event at 8:00 a.m. and coffee breaks and lunch are included.

About OIC
OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, BOX Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, C2 Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and OCC. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: Investor Services live help at 1-888-OPTIONS, its educational website at, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional DVDs and educational literature.

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