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What to Know Before Buying Options

What to Know Before Buying Options

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Feb / 17 / 2022
2:00 pm - EST
Mathew Cashman

When it comes to buying options, it makes sense to start with an understanding of the fundamental risks. In February, join OIC’s Mat Cashman, a former options trader and current OIC Instructor, for an overview of buying options and everything you should know beforehand. During a free, live webinar, investors will learn about:

  • Rights / Obligations
  • Introduction to the Greeks
  • Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value
  • Exercise / Assignment
  • Historic vs. Implied Volatility
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Disclosure: Options Trading

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Multiple leg strategies, including spreads, will incur multiple commission charges. For more information read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options" also known as the options disclosure document (ODD) or visit

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