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OIC390P-OT20: Options Talk: Benefits & Risks of 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:

As with any trading strategy, there are always benefits and risks. Spreads are no exception. In this podcast featuring OIC Instructor Russell Rhoads and Bill Ryan from OIC's Help Desk, host Joe Burgoyne will discuss with our experts what the advantages and disadvantages are in using spreads and how an investor might want to consider executing a spread given the risks and rewards.

Who Should View This Podcast:

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

Podcast Duration:

13 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.