Understanding the Basics of the Options Market

Whether it is sending meme stocks rocketing higher, accentuating selloffs like in March 2020, or pinning stocks to nice round numbers at the end of the month, the tail that is the global derivatives market is wagging the dog of the underlying markets these derivatives are based off. This means that even if you don’t trade options, you need to understand how they affect the stocks or assets you do invest in. In this episode of “Investor Tutorials”, Jamie McDonald helps viewers understand the origin of the options market and the different use cases for options as well as the important dates, jargon, and nuances for options in different classes.

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