January 25, 2011 15:42 ET

The Options Industry Council Announces Investor Education Day Schedule for 2011

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced its 2011 Investor Education Day (IED) schedule. This year there are five IEDs being offered in various cities to help investors develop their knowledge and ability to responsibly trade options in various market environments. The IEDs will be held in Costa Mesa, CA (March 12); New Brunswick, NJ (April 30); New York (September 12) and Chicago (October 23). The fifth IED will be held in Houston this fall.

Options are an ideal investment vehicle for a variety of traders and market conditions. Presented by The Options Industry Council and taught by experienced instructors from the various options exchanges and OIC professionals, IED is a full day of options education including topics that range from Options Fundamentals to Psychology of Trading and Technical Analysis. There is no charge to attend an IED event, however, advanced registration is required.

Those interested in attending can obtain schedule and location details and also register through OIC's website,, or by calling 1-888-OPTIONS (1-888-678-4667).

Registration opens one hour prior to the start of each event and coffee breaks and lunch are included.

About OIC

OIC is an industry cooperative funded by BATS Options, Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: The Options Industry Services Help Desk at 1-888-OPTIONS, educational websites at, and, live seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional DVDs and educational literature.

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