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Educational Links

Basic Education:

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) The Chicago Board Options Exchange is the world's largest options marketplace. Its education pages provide free tutorials and for fee online courses.
Its product pages are a very good source of detailed information on specific options. If data on a specific option looks suspicious, check the product pages and "Search" for details that may explain it.

The CBOE Resources Page has link to an online pdf of "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options", which is a must read for anyone for anyone who is trading options.

The "Learning Center" Options Industry Council (1-888-options) has much good information and their free "Options Investigator CD" is an excellent learning vehicle.

Options Exchanges:

American Stock Exchange (AMEX)

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)

International Securities Exchange (ISE)

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

Pacific Exchange (PCX)

Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX)


Most online brokerage web sites have good News and Charting capabilities. Below are a few free sites that are not brokerage affiliated.

CBS MarketWatch

ZD Net


RAF Research Link
Delayed Market Data provided by DTN Market Access.
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