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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 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Options Trading in Plain English

Every options trader starts somewhere; this is the place to begin. In this session, we’ll cut through the jargon and explain options in language everyone can understand.

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12:15–1:15 p.m. ET
Let’s Get Real: The Anatomy of an Options Trade

Now that you know the basics of options, we’ll zoom in on a hypothetical trade and look at “what if” scenarios to understand the potential impact of various factors.

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1:30–2:30 p.m. ET
Covered Calls: Where Many Options Traders Start

We’ll help you understand this widely used income-generating strategy. Depending on your goals, covered calls could be a good candidate for your first options trade.

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2:45–3:45 p.m. ET
Putting It All Together: Placing Your First Options Trade

We’ll walk you step-by-step through your first options trade, from idea to strategy selection to execution on E*TRADE’s platforms. The rest is up to you!

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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 the Greeks, options spreads, and how to combine multiple strategies leveraging the Power E*TRADE platform.

11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Translating the Greeks: Quantifying Options Risk

Delta, gamma, theta, vega, and rho. Discover how these statistical measures are derived, interpreted, and used strategically by traders.

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12:15–1:15 p.m. ET
Multi-Leg Strategies: Stepping Up to Options Spreads

Spread trading involves two or more “legs” that can be combined for up, down, or sideways markets. Learn how to get started with two basic strategies.

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1:30–2:30 p.m. ET
Propelling Your Options Trading with Power E*TRADE

We’ll run Power E*TRADE through its paces and show you how to get the most from the intuitive tools, charts, and data on our premier trading platform.

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2:45–3:45 p.m. ET
The Art and Science of Diagonal Spreads

This will be a big step in your options journey. Learn how basic options strategies can be combined to create tailored risk/reward profiles.

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Track Three

Rarified air: Reaching for the summit

You really know your stuff. So let’s dive even deeper. We’ll examine advanced strategies, explore the impact of volatility, and show you how to maximize the Power E*TRADE platform.

11 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
The Ups and Downs of Market Volatility

Using Power E*TRADE, we’ll analyze current versus historical volatility and discuss how to find potential options trading opportunities in an effort to gain an edge in our positions.

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12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. ET
Doing Your Homework: Options Analysis on Power E*TRADE

Learn how to use our premier platform to analyze everything from simple options trades to complex strategies, either before or after your trade.

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1:30–2:30 p.m. ET
Taming the Iron Condor: An Income Strategy for a Range-Bound Market

If the trend is your friend, what’s an options trader to do when there is no trend? In this session, you’ll learn an options strategy for a sideways market.

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2:45–3:45 p.m. ET
Gaining Exposure to the S&P 500® with SPX ® Options

In this session, we’ll discuss the unique characteristics of index options and learn a number of advanced trading strategies, including straddles, strangles, butterflies, and condors.

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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
Todd Rich
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC