Introduction to Capital Markets

Click on Capital Markets for an in-depth discussion of the markets and an intro to options.
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In this OIC Education course, you will learn...

o Basic Capital Markets
o The Stock Market
o Risks and Rewards of the Stock Market
o Stock Market Strategies
o Introducing Options

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Economic Data

A key to successful trading is Market Awareness, and understanding the importance and impact of economic data is the first step.

This segment covers the following topics:

  o Importance
  o Sources
  o Classification
  o Magnitude and Duration

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Option Basics

Options are complex derivatives, impacted not only by the price action of the underlying (stock, bond, ETF, index), but also by Time and Implied Volatility (IV).

However, options offer improved probabilities of profit (POP) far exceeding what can be achieved with equities or futures.

This segment covers the following topics:

  o Option Contract, Assignment, Exercise, Long, Short
  o Option Chain
  o The Greeks
  o Volatility (Historical vs. Implied)
  o Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

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Spread Strategies

In this segment with consider the spread strategies in more detail; their strengths and weakenesses, impact on the Greeks, and adjustments.

This segment covers the following topics:

  o Advantages of Spreads

 
o Call spread (Bull / Bear) and Adjustments
  o Put spread (Bull / Bear) and Adjustments
  o Calendar spread and Adjustments

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Risk Management

In this segment with consider risk management at three levels: position size, asset protection, and portfolio protection..

This segment covers the following topics:

  o How to determine position size for any trading style
  o How to protect individual assets using a collar

 
o How to protect a portfolio of assets, including beta weighting
 
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WEEKLY MARKET RECAP

09/09/2016
Stocks worst decline since Brexit vote.
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