One step further: A weekly options class for intermediate options traders

Our trading professionals at the Trading Strategy Desk® will conduct a 4-week virtual classroom course with a small group of investors who are seeking to grow their depth of knowledge with options trading.

Virtual classroom details

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This class will cover key concepts and practical application, including: options pricing, what you need to know volatility, one- vs. two-leg strategies, and how to generate options trading ideas. This class is the next step from our 4-week beginner course.

Each class will build on the prior week's class, so please plan on registering for and attending all 4 weeks.

These classes are designed for those investors who have an approved options agreement on file but haven't traded yet, or have traded options only once or twice.

February 2023

Session Date and time

Week 1: Options pricing
In the first week, we will discuss options pricing - the components that determine an option's price, factors that affect pricing, and the process of planning and managing your trade.

Print and complete homework assignment (PDF) | Download slides (PDF)

Thursday, February 2, 2023
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Week 2: What you need to know about volatility
This week will focus on volatility. We will cover historic and implied volatility, how volatility can affect option pricing, using volatility data to make and manage trade decisions, and Fidelity's tools and resources for volatility analysis.

Print and complete homework assignment (PDF) | Download slides (PDF)

Thursday, February 9, 2023
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Week 3: One leg or two
Is In this session we will review one and two-legged strategies and why you might choose one over the other. We cover the strategy outlook, important considerations of each strategy, and common pitfalls.

Print and complete homework assignment (PDF) | Download slides (PDF)

Thursday, February 16, 2023
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Week 4: Generating options trade ideas
This final week is focused on the suite of Fidelity resources available for options trading. We will go into detail on the Options Research tools including, the Profit/loss and probability calculators, screeners, and options statistics. Most importantly, we will help make sense of why these tools are important for options trading.

Download slides (PDF)

Thursday, February 23, 2023
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Presenter

Konstantin Vrandopulo Konstantin Vrandopulo began his career with Fidelity in 2012. He spent time in our Active Trader Services function before joining Fidelity's Trading Strategy Desk®. Konstantin graduated from Valdosta State University with an M.B.A and a Bachelor's in Finance. He is currently a Registered Securities Representative (Series 7/63) and a Registered Options Principal (Series 4).


March 2023

Session Date and time

Week 1: Options pricing
In the first week, we will discuss options pricing - the components that determine an option's price, factors that affect pricing, and the process of planning and managing your trade.

Print and complete homework assignment (PDF) | Download slides (PDF)

Friday, March 3, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Week 2: What you need to know about volatility
This week will focus on volatility. We will cover historic and implied volatility, how volatility can affect option pricing, using volatility data to make and manage trade decisions, and Fidelity's tools and resources for volatility analysis.

Print and complete homework assignment (PDF) | Download slides (PDF)

Friday, March 10, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Week 3: One leg or two
Is In this session we will review one and two-legged strategies and why you might choose one over the other. We cover the strategy outlook, important considerations of each strategy, and common pitfalls.

Print and complete homework assignment (PDF) | Download slides (PDF)

Friday, March 17, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Week 4: Generating options trade ideas
This final week is focused on the suite of Fidelity resources available for options trading. We will go into detail on the Options Research tools including, the Profit/loss and probability calculators, screeners, and options statistics. Most importantly, we will help make sense of why these tools are important for options trading.

Download slides (PDF)

Friday, March 24, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Presenter

Albert Marquez Albert Marquez began his career at Fidelity in 2021. At Fidelity, Albert has held various roles within the Active Trader organization, including the service team, and more recently the Trading Strategy Desk®. Prior to joining Fidelity, Albert spent many years on the trading floors of Chicago, as an option trader and a broker. Albert earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from DePaul University. He is currently a Registered Securities Representative (Series 7/63).