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E*TRADE's Options Forum

Eager to try options trading for the first time? Want to propel your trading to the next level and beyond? Whether you’re new to the world of puts and calls or have years of first-hand experience, this exclusive event has something for you. Gain a wealth of actionable trading ideas in one of our suggested learning tracks, or feel free to design your own custom agenda.

Track One

Let’s do this! Your first options trade

Want to trade options, but not quite sure where to start? We’ll show you the ropes and walk you through the basics. By the end, you’ll be ready to place your first options trade with confidence.

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ET
Taking the first steps with options

Every options trader starts somewhere; this is the place to begin. In this session, you’ll learn the language and characteristics of options, so you’re prepared to think about adding options to your portfolio.

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12:00–12:50 p.m. ET
Buying call options to take advantage of upward moves

Buying calls is often used as an alternative to buying shares of a stock you believe will move higher. Join us to learn about the potential benefits and risks of buying call options, including how they can allow you to control more shares with less money.

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1:00–1:50 p.m. ET
Repairing a stock trade with options (Cboe)

Do you have a stock position that hasn’t worked out as planned? Learn how a creative options strategy can be employed to help you get back toward break-even.

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2:00–2:50 p.m. ET
Buying put options to take advantage of downward moves

Everyone knows markets can go up and down, but not everyone knows how to potentially profit during those downward moves. In this session, you’ll learn how to use put options to possibly extract a profit from a falling market.

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3:00–3:50 p.m. ET
Selling put options on stocks you like

In this session, you’ll learn a strategy that may allow you to buy stocks at a reduced price, generate some income, or possibly even both. Join us to learn an options strategy focused on possible income generation.

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Track Two

Beyond basics: Taking it to the next level

Got the basics and ready to kick it up a notch? We’ll explore options spreads, trading options around earnings and how to combine multiple strategies leveraging the Power E*TRADE platform.

11:00 a.m.–11:50 a.m. ET
Pursuing income with credit spreads

As an intermediate options trader, you may be interested in learning about potential income producing strategies. In this session, you’ll learn how to utilize vertical credit spreads during bull and bear markets to pursue the possibility of generating additional income.

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12:00–12:50 p.m. ET
Setting up trades on Power E*TRADE

It’s great to have options knowledge and strategies, but you need to have the right tools for the job, too. In this session, we’ll show you how to utilize the #1 online brokerage platform for options trading1 to set up options orders and manage your options trades.

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1:00–1:50 p.m. ET
Trading options around earnings

Earnings often brings greater volatility to the market. With higher volatility there is both increased opportunity and risk. Join us for a look at options strategies you might want to consider if your plan is to trade options around earnings.

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2:00–2:50 p.m. ET
Option trading on the S&P 500® (Cboe)

Want to trade broad market moves? Options on the S&P 500 offer a unique approach to various strategies including: speculation, hedging and even income generation. You’ll Learn what it means to be “cash-settled” and “European- style” as an alternative or in addition to your equity options trades.

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3:00–3:50 p.m. ET
Iron condors on the S&P 500

In this session, you’ll learn an income-focused options strategy that is not dependent on the S&P 500 moving higher or lower. In fact, an iron condor is built around a market’s range versus its direction—making this a flexible strategy for varying market conditions.

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E*TRADE's Options Forum

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Summary

Eager to try options trading for the first time? Want to propel your trading to the next level and beyond? Whether you’re new to the world of puts and calls or have years of first-hand experience, this exclusive event has something for you. Gain a wealth of actionable trading ideas in one of our suggested learning tracks, or feel free to design your own custom agenda.

Speakers

Dave Whitmore
Senior Strategist, Trader Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC
Rick Swope
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC
Shawn Howell
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC
Steve Claussen
Vice President, Trader Strategy, E*TRADE Securities LLC