Options Education

OIC490P-OT08: Options Talk: Synthetic Long Stock

Podcast Overview:

The Options Industry Council was created to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. This podcast series will feature discussions with industry experts and exchange professionals about the latest topics that are impacting the options industry.

Podcast Objective:

Darren Tait of the OIC Help Desk, Jim Bittman of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and host Joe Burgoyne build upon last week’s discussion about put-call parity by delving into the topic of synthetic long stock. Topics covered in this podcast include what is synthetic long stock, what type of investor may consider buying it and why would an investor consider buying it.

Who Should View This Podcast:

Targeted to individuals who have more advanced knowledge of the options markets.

Podcast Duration:

10 Minutes

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Beginning in February 2015, the Expiration Date for monthly options was moved from Saturday to Friday. Most options that expire in a given month usually expire on the third Friday of the month.