The complex world of options trading can provide knowledgable investors with quick profits, regular income, and protection against losses. Unfortunately, many investors are lured by the quick-profit potential and choose to merely dabble with these instruments without knowing what they’re doing. This often leads to substantial losses.
In order to mitigate this effect and better prepare investors for the ups and downs of options investing, the Options Clearing Committee (OCC) created and sponsors the Options Industry Council (OIC). The OIC seeks to educate investors about the risks, mechanics, and characteristics of options as well as specific strategies and how to use them.