Options Education

OIC202P: How Options are Traded

Podcast Objective:

Explain where and what options exchanges are and review some of the basic influences of the market. In addition, the podcast provides insightful information on how to prepare to make a trade in terms of setting your expectations and the kind of strategies available that might suit those expectations.

Who Should View This Podcast:

Fundamental and intermediate students

Podcast Duration:

24 Minutes

Course Description:

Bill Ryan, a Senior Representative for the Options Clearing Corporation, discusses where and what options exchanges are as well as some of the basic influences routinely driving the market up and down. He also explains what you might do to prepare to make a trade in terms of setting your expectations and the kind of strategies available that might suit those expectations.

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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.