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How Dividends Can Affect Options

How Dividends Can Affect Options

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Oct / 18 / 2022
2:00 pm - EDT
Mathew Cashman

For option investors, it’s important to understand the potential impacts of dividends on both long and short positions – in fact, dividends are a key component of pricing formulas. On October 18th, join Mat Cashman, a former trader and current OIC instructor, to learn more about dividends and options. During this webinar Mat will discuss:

  • How Dividends may affect option pricing
  • Ex-dividend dates and the risk of early assignment
  • What option holders and option writers should understand
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