Whether you are trading Stocks or Commodities, Options Trading is basically the same. Although there are no dividends in commodities, trading is ultimately based on supply and demand (Implied Volatility). This webpage has been created to offer the novice or advanced trader Education in all aspects of Options and Futures Trading. Our experience and understanding of the commodities industry enables OSN to provide a full array of educational services.
If you are beginning your Studies of Trading Futures and Options, you will first need to master the basics of the Commodities Markets. Below is a sample of some of the essential topics that will be covered in the Beginner Presentation. With OSN's unparalleled experience in the commodities industry we will provide the most organized and efficient method for learning about Options and Futures Trading.
Topics Covered at the Introductory Level:
a) Potential Gains b) Potential Losses c) Risk/Rewards d) Rights/Obligations e) Pricing f) Margins
a) Potential Gain b) Potential Losses c) Risk/Rewards d) Rights/Obligations e) Pricing f) Margins
3) Purchase and Sale
5) Intrinsic vs. Time Value
6) Basic Options Strategies
The Intermediate Trader should be completely comfortable with all of the Topics in the Basic Section. If you fall into this category, be prepared to be challenged by Options Strategies, Greeks, Valuation Methods and Implied Volatility.
Topics Covered at the Intermediate Level:
1) Understanding the Greeks
2) Implied Volatility and Black Scholes
a) Comparative Value
c) Relationship of Vega and Implied Volatility
d) Historical vs. Implied Volatility
e) Arbitrage including, conversions and butterflies
f) Discovering Synthetic Prices
3) Analyzing Settlements including Implieds and Skew
4) Execution of Strategies and Orders
Advanced Options Training is appropriate for those who have mastered the beginner and intermediate levels. In order to appropriately cover the material in the advanced level one should have a strong knowledge of the Greeks, Implied and Historical Volatility and the Trading Strategies discussed at the intermediate stage.
Topics Covered at the Advanced Level:
1) Using Valuation Techniques to Establish Best Position
2) Analyzing Black Scholes in a Model Setting
3) Analyzing Risk through a Black Scholes Model (VaR and Stress Testing)
4) Adjusting Positions to Maximize Portfolio Value
5) Developing Skills necessary to chose the Best Position to Meet Trading Goals
Additional Teaching Tools
1) Graphs of simple Calls and Puts
2) Settlement Sheets
3) Position Sheets: Beginner/Advanced
4) Valuation Sheets
5) Position Matrix
What Level Options Trader Are you?
We offer one-on-one tutoring and group training sessions. Call us today at 917-656-1767 to begin your personalized curriculum with industry professionals or Sign Up here.
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