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Educational Videos

The following is a collection of podcasts and videos from the Options Clearing Corporation and selected others.

The cover a lot of ground and new ones are occasionally added to their site.  They are not as good as the coursework from MarketTamer, who are Option Sage’s excellent group but these are free (as opposed to $99 a month with Sage’s PSW special) so take a peek at the subjects that interest you:

First up is a very good introduction to options basics from Adam Lass, a very good overview.  His next episode is the basics of call options – hopefully he’ll do more.  Then we have the podcasts from OCC: 

 

 
  Introduction to Financial Markets and Options Basics  View
 
 
  An Exploration of Basic Options Terminology  View
 
 
  Options Basics  View
 
 
  Essential Options Concepts  View
 
 
  Terminology & Mechanics  View
 
 
  Covered Calls  View
 
 
  A Review of Options Basics  View
 
 
  Options Basics and Terminology  View
 
 
  A Conceptual Overview  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 1  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 2  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: A Review of the Basics  View
 
 
  An Exploration of Options Pricing  View
 
 
  How Options are Traded  View
 
 
  Options Trading  View
 
 
  Buying Calls  View
 
 
  Buying Puts  View
 
 
  LEAPS  View
 
 
  The Options Investigator Demo  View
 
 
  Options Pricing and Price Behavior  View
 
 
  Buying Calls for Experienced Investors  View
 
 
  Return Calculations  View
 
 
  Common Misconceptions  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 3  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 4  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 5  View
 
 
  Developing A Trading Strategy 1  View
 
 
  Developing A Trading Strategy 2  View
 
 
  Options Pricing  View
 
 
  Selling Puts  View
 
 
  Selling Puts – Part 1  View
 
 
  Selling Puts – Part 2  View
 
 
  Selling Puts – Return Calculations  View
 
 
  Long Call Versus Debit and Credit Spreads  View
 
 
  Income Strategies Part 1  View
 
 
  Income Strategies Part 2  View
 
 
  Writing Short-Term Calls Against LEAPS – Part 1  View
 
 
  Writing Short-Term Calls Against LEAPS – Part 2  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 6  View
 
 
  Options Fundamentals, Part 7  View
 
 
  Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 3  View
 
 
  Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 4  View
 
 
  Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 5  View
 
 
  Developing a Trading Strategy, Part 6  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: A Review of Option Pricing  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Introduction to Spreads  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bull Call Spread  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bear Call Spread  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bear Put Spread  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: The Bull Put Spread  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Comparing Spreads  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Pricing Behavior  View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Diagonal Spreads View
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Option Spread Strategies: Straddles and Strangles  View
In this podcast, the viewer will learn about the dynamics of straddles and strangles and how to implement these advanced strategies when trading options.
 
 
 
  Understanding and Trading Options Spread Strategies: Stock and Options Spreads  View
 
 
  Managing the Product: Strategic Advantages to Inaction, Part 1  View
 
 
  Managing the Product: Strategic Advantages to Inaction, Part 2  View
 
 
  Covered Combinations – Part 1  View
 
 
  Covered Combinations – Part 2  View
 

 

Options Webcasts 

 

 
  The Options Basics Webcast  
 
 
  An Introduction to Options  
 
 
  Trading Mechanics  
 
 
  Covered Calls  
 
 
  Equity Collars  
 
 
  Buying Equity Call Options  
 
 
  The Psychology of Trading  
 
 
  Exchange Traded Funds  
 
 
  Equity Options Expiration  
 
 
  Equity LEAPS Options  
 
 
  Options Myths  
 

  

 

   

  What’s Happening in the Market with Dan Sheridan – October 2008  

 

Also, my "friendbuddypal" Jim Cramer has a show that was dedicated to the right way and wrong way to watch his show and, althogh I generally can’t stand Jim, I will say that there are many valid points he makes here in telling people simple things like: You can’t follow every trade;  Stay diversified; Have a plan etc. that is relevant for anyone who is following someone else’s trade ideas and it’s well worth watching:


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  1. WOOOH Podcasts. Mish has some now, too-Phil. Just sayin’ is all.