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What's happening during Options Education Month?

We're excited to host the first ever Options Education Month!

TD Direct Investing invites you to join us in a series of events to help enhance your understanding of options trading. All investors are welcome, whether you are an experienced options trader or simply want to get started, there's something for everyone. Follow us on Twitter or search our hashtags #InvestInMyself or #OEM2021 for the latest OEM events. 

We welcome you to attend the following programs:

  • Webinars: Join in live with instructors and industry specialists as they explore investing topics. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. A recording will be available. 
  • Master Classes: Have your questions answered by experienced instructors in our daily interactive online workshops.
  • Video Lessons: View our easy-to-follow lessons and guided courses to build your knowledge on investing.

Find out answers to the top asked questions by visiting the Options Centre.

MoneyTalk 4-part video series on Basic Strategies for buying options available at www.MoneytalkGo.com/video
Part 1 – Buying a call
Part 2 – Buying a put
Part 3 – Selling a call (available late June)
Part 4 – Selling a put (available late June)

Webinars

English: June 7, 2021 (Monday) 
1 pm ET

French: June 9, 2019 (Wednesday) 
1 pm ET
 

Options Trading Mistakes to Avoid for Beginners

Ideal for: Beginners in options 

Trading options could be daunting, especially for those who are just starting out. Wouldn't you be interested in hearing about the past experiences of some industry experts? Join our host Ryan Massad (English) and Yannick Woudje (French) as they speak with Claude Cyr, CFA, Trading Instructor at the Prosperity Club and former Montréal Options Exchange executive, to help demystify common options trading myths and some common mistakes for Beginners.

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June 10, 2021 (Thursday) 
1 pm ET

Options Trading from a Seller's Perspective 

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

You may often perceive trading options is the buying of calls and puts. In this webinar, let's take a deep dive into looking at the other side of the trade – selling options. Our host Bryan Rogers talks to Phil Davis, Founder of philstockworld.com, about some of the key elements of being an options seller. We'll also give an overview of common strategies that options sellers may implement and how they are commonly used. 

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June 17, 2021 (Thursday) 
1 pm ET

Protecting a Portfolio Using Options 

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

Did you know that using options could help protect a portfolio? Join us, as our host Jason Hnatyk sits down with Richard Ho, Head of Retail Equity Derivatives at the TMX, to discuss how options may be used as a hedging tool to help protect a trade and investment portfolio against possible downside risk.

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June 23, 2021 (Wednesday) 
1 pm ET

Using Options as an Income Strategy 

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

French only

Options can be used as an income-generation strategy for an investment portfolio. In this webinar, our host Yannick Woudje is joined by Richard Ho, Head of Retail Equity Derivatives at the TMX, who takes us through some option income strategies, such as the covered call. We'll also examine the WebBroker tools that make executing these strategies possible.

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June 24, 2021 (Thursday) 
1 pm ET

How to Choose an Option Strike Price

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

After deciding on an options strategy, it's time to choose the strike price for the trade. Whether it's in-the-money, out-the-money, or near term vs. long term, choices could seem endless and confusing. In this webinar, join host Diana Stoparic as she talks to our guest Tony Zhang, Chief Strategist at OptionsPlay, to explore a few different approaches to consider when selecting strike prices for your options strategy.

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June 30, 2021 (Wednesday) 
1 pm ET

How to Manage Options Positions

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

As with stocks and other types of investments, it's important to monitor and manage options positions. Have you thought about your next move when your option expires? What if you are assigned on an option? Do you have an exit strategy? Our host Hiren Amin sits down with Laura Lau, Chief Investment Officer at Brompton Funds, as they share some of the considerations when managing options positions.

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Master Classes

June 1-5, 2021

Getting Started with Options Trading

Ideal for: Beginners in options

English only

Welcome to world of options trading! Here, you'll learn about foundational concepts, terminologies and basic options strategies. Each day, our experienced live instructors will guide you through introductory topics and demonstrate how to research and trade options on our platforms.

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Supplemental On-Demand Webinar:
Options for Beginners in English 
Options for Beginners in French

June 7-12, 2021

Using Options as an Income Strategy

Ideal for: Beginners in options

English only

Ready for more options classes? In this week, we'll focus on the pros and cons of selling options and how options may be used to help generate additional income for a portfolio. We'll introduce strategies such as the covered call and naked put to help expand your options trading knowledge.

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Supplemental On-Demand Webinar:
Options as an Income Strategy in English
Options as an Income Strategy in French

June 14-19, 2021

Protecting Your Portfolio Using Options

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

Do you know that one of the main reason investors use options is to help hedge a portfolio? In this week's Master Classes, we'll expand into options spreads and see how using more than one option leg may be used to help to manage the risk of a trade. You'll learn about multi-legged spread strategies using calls and puts options.

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Supplemental On-Demand Webinar:
Introduction to Debit Spreads English only

June 21-26, 2021

Understanding Risk and Reward of Options Strategies

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

In this week's series, we'll dive a little deeper in helping you to understand the risk and reward tradeoffs for different options strategies. We'll explain the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy and compare them. We'll also review the Options Strategies Guide.

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Supplemental On-Demand Webinar:
Advanced Option Strategies: Straddles and Strangles English only

June 28-30, 2021

Options Pricing Strategy and Position Management

Ideal for: Intermediate options investors

English only

In this final week of classes, we'll review how to place a single and multi-legged option orders using our trading platforms. We'll also conclude Options Education Month by showing you how rolling out positions and managing expiring positions is done. 

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Supplemental On-Demand Webinar:
Trading Options in Advanced Dashboard in English
Trading Options in Advanced Dashboard in French

Video Lessons

On Demand

Introduction to Options
Ideal for: Beginners in options

  1. Welcome to Intro to Options
  2. Why Trade Options?
  3. Common Option Terms
  4. Why Buy a Call Option?
  5. Why Sell a Call Option?
  6. Why Buy a Put Option?
  7. Why Sell a Put Option?
  8. How to Read an Option Chain?
  9. In-the-Money (ITM) vs. Out-of-the-Money (OTM) Options?
  10. Opening and Closing Option Trades
  11. Options Misconceptions
  12. Getting Started with Options

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Requires WebBroker login

On Demand

Things to Know When Trading Options

Ideal for: Beginners in options

  1. Welcome to Things to Know When Trading Options
  2. What are Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values?
  3. What impacts the price of an option?
  4. Things to Consider When Choosing Options Strike and Expiration Dates
  5. Types of Option Styles: American vs. European
  6. Trading Options on Indexes and ETFs
  7. Options Trading: Speculation
  8. Options Trading: Income
  9. Options Trading: Hedging
  10. How to Place a Basic Options Trade in WebBroker?

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