Options Education

OIC290P-OT18: Options Talk: Tax Treatment of One-Sided Equity Options

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:

In this special four-part series on taxes and investing, host Joe Burgoyne speaks with options tax expert Bill Paul from Covington & Burling LLP. This podcast explores basic tax treatments of one-sided equity options such as long calls and short puts.

Who Should View This Podcast:

Targeted to individuals who would like to learn and understand the fundamentals of the options markets.

Podcast Duration:

12 Minutes

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