Back to basics: Growing your options knowledge

Learn about options basics, what you need to know when making your first options trade, and how different factors influence pricing. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 — see event details below

Event details

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Duration: Three 60-minute sessions Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Join us as options professionals from Fidelity Investments and the Options Industry Council (OIC) team up for an educational event designed to help you become a more confident investor. You'll learn about options basics, what you need to know when making your first options trade, and how different factors influence pricing.

Register once for all three sessions; guests welcome. Space is limited and events fill up fast. Please register as soon as you can.

Workshop venue details

Convene at 1800 Tysons Blvd
1800 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner
McLean, VA 22102
Room: Potomac Hub
Parking information
Complimentary self-park available

General location information
(888) 730-7307

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be sure to bring your laptop so you can follow along with the subject matter experts as they show you how to apply what you've learned on

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Times Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET Registration
11:00 a.m. – Noon ET Session 1 | Cracking the code: Why use options and some basic strategies
Curious about options but not sure where they fit into your trading or investment plan? Join the OIC and Fidelity for this session where we will help you understand why you might want to use options, as well as some basic strategies to get you started.
Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET Session 2 | Understanding options pricing
If you want to better understand how time, volatility and a host of factors influence pricing to help you feel more confident in the options trades you place, please join us for this session.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET Session 3 | What you need to know when making your first options trade
You have determined your strategy, planned your trade and now you are ready to execute. At this session, the OIC and Fidelity will discuss how to leverage the Option Chain and what you need to consider as you enter your first options trade, including live demonstrations.


Edward J. Modla

Edward J. Modla

Director, Retail Education
Options Industry Council

John Deyeso

John Deyeso

Regional Brokerage Consultant
Fidelity Investments