Investopedia Academy – Options for Beginners


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Investopedia Academy - Options for Beginners


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Investopedia Academy – Options for Beginners

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Course DescriptionYou’ll learn to:

  • Improve flexibility in your portfolio by adding options
  • Approach Calls as down-payments, and Puts as insurance
  • Interpret expiration dates, and distinguish intrinsic value from time value
  • Calculate breakevens and risk management

This course includes:

  • Over 5 hours of on-demand video, exercises, and interactive content.
  • A free Excel spreadsheet that helps you calculate the value of your options over an inputted time and value.

This course is for: intermediate and experienced traders, and a brokerage account is a prerequisite. It simplifies options buying and selling and—above all—shows you how to “wait for the slow pitch.”

Certificate of Enrollment

Receive an Investopedia Academy Certificate of Enrollment with this course

Financial Assistance

Students and U.S. military may be eligible for reduced pricing. See this page for details about how to apply.

Course Curriculum


  • Pre-Test
  • Options Course Intro
  • Course Goals
  • What You’ll Need

Understanding Options

  • Understanding Options Intro
  • What Are Options?
  • Intrinsic Value vs. Time Value
  • Greeks
  • Understanding Options Conclusion/Recap

Puts & Calls: Overview

  • Puts and Calls Introduction
  • What are Puts?
  • What are Calls?
  • Buying Options
  • Selling Options

Puts & Calls: Buying & Selling

  • Buying Puts
  • Buying Calls
  • Selling Puts
  • Selling Calls
  • Puts and Calls Conclusion
  • Buying & Selling Review

Calculating Breakevens & Risk Management

  • Breakeven & Risk Management Workbook
  • Risk Intro
  • Buying Calls
  • Selling Calls
  • Buying Puts
  • Selling Puts
  • Risk Conclusion

Live Examples: Putting The Pieces Together

  • Charts & Grids Intro
  • Live Trade Intro
  • Covered Call Sale
  • Targeted Purchase
  • Buy Insurance
  • Long Exposure
  • Bonus Trade
  • Live Trade Conclusion

Patient Analysis

  • Patient Analysis Intro
  • Volatility
  • Time On Your Side
  • Patient Analysis Conclusion

Four Trades: Set-Ups

  • Four Trade Setup Workbook
  • One – Income Trade – Selling Call
  • Two – Income Trade – Selling Put
  • Three – Insurance Protection
  • Four – Stock Replacement
  • Setup Conclusion