Options Academy

Whatever your level of options trading experience, take advantage of the resources available to build your confidence.

Options basics

Get introduced to options contracts and values to give you a good foundation on the terms and general concepts you need to know.

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Introduction to options

Options are financial instruments that provide flexibility in almost any investment situation.

Basic Trading Strategies

The versatility of index options stems from the variety of strategies available to the investor.

The Basics of Stocks, ETFs, Options and Futures

Even the best at online stock trading admit that learning all the ins and outs of the industry makes for a daunting task

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Options trading academy

Options traders of all experience levels can benefit from the wealth of educational resources available to trade options.


Options traders of all experience levels can benefit from the wealth of educational resources to trade options.

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Options strategies

Here you will learn about some of the most popular options strategies to help you manage risk and optimize profits.

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Video tutorials

Browse our short videos to learn how to apply options trading strategies effectively to meet your trading goals.

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Options trading tips

Learn more about options trading basics and advanced concepts to help you make more informed decisions.

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Free trading guide: Options 101

We strive to enhance your trading knowledge by providing you with the education, insight, support, and resources to help you make intelligent market decisions.

  • Understanding Option Pricing
  • Basic Option Strategies
  • Calculating Intrinsic Value of Call Options
  • Calculating Intrinsic Value of Put Options

Customers must read and understand the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before engaging in any options trading strategies. Options transactions are often complex and may involve the potential of losing the entire investment in a relatively short period of time. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk, including the potential for losses that may exceed the original investment amount. Options trading subject to eligibility requirements.

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Equities, equities options, and commodity futures products and services are offered by Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC (Member FINRA, NFA and SIPC). Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC’s SIPC coverage is available only for securities, and for cash held in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, in equities and equities options accounts. You may check the background of Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options

ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.