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About The Options Industry Council

The Options Industry Council (OIC) is an educational organization funded by the nation's options exchanges (currently there are 11) and OCC dedicated to helping individual investors, financial advisors and institutions understand the benefits and risks of exchange-traded options. For more than 20 years, the contributions that OIC has made to the investing and brokerage communities have been significant to the growth of the options industry. OIC conducts hundreds of seminars, distributes educational materials, maintains a Web site, and offers live help from options professionals. For more information, visit:

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A call option is one of two types of options, the other being a put. When an investor buys a call option, they have the right to purchase the security (such as a stock or ETF) upon which the option is based at its strike price, up until the time the option expires
A put option is one of the two types of options, with the other being call options.
Join OIC host Joe Burgoyne and long-time OIC instructor, Bill Ryan as they discuss the short put and other bullish strategies that might be more challenging to implement in a volatile market.
Jermal Chandler, an instructor at Cboe Options Institute discusses his unique journey from chemist to trader. Then, he and host Joe Burgoyne will help to break down Ratio Spreads, Front Spreads and Backspreads. Later in the show, Joe will answer your listener questions.