Options Education

OIC390P-OT21: Options Talk: Calendar Spreads

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:

Host Joe Burgoyne dialogues with OIC Instructor Russell Rhoads and Bill Ryan of the OIC Help Desk about a trading strategy that every investor will find use in knowing how to implement – calendar spreads. This podcast will feature a discussion about how this particular strategy works and what investors need to know about the impact of volatility and other important factors such as early assignment and exercise.

Who Should View This Podcast:

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

Podcast Duration:

11 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.