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Getting Started with Options

Start trading options today with this interactive

options education course!

If you want to learn how to diversify your portfolio with options, take this opportunity to discover strategies from Bernie Schaeffer and his team of experts at Schaeffer’s Investment Research.

With our online home study program, Getting Started with Options, you’ll gain a solid foundation for market success with Schaeffer’s cutting-edge analysis and insights. You’ll discover the key concepts and components you need to successfully trade options in today’s market.

Using a multimedia approach, this program is meant to maximize your ability to understand and retain these concepts and the program is divided into manageable sections, so you can concentrate on learning one major area at a time.

Our home study program includes:

  • An overview of option basics -- including the history of puts and calls, and a plain-English breakdown of the Black-Scholes pricing model.
  • The mechanics of entering and exiting an options trade - including in-depth explanations of buying and selling strategies.
  • Money-management guidelines - maximize your option profits with my easy-to follow tips.
  • A step-by-step review of our Expectational Analysis® methodology - a proprietary combination of fundamental, technical, and sentiment indicators.
  • Case studies based on actual trades - real-world examples show Expectational Analysis principles in action.
  • A complete glossary and list of online resources - to further expand your options-trading horizons.
  • Quizzes at the end of each lesson - double check your knowledge with 180 interactive questions.

You will learn the basics of options trading, enhance your trading skill set and benefit from Schaeffer’s proven methodology, Expectational Analysis®, all from the comfort of your own home through our online home study program, Getting Started with Options.

Join us now to get our online options course, Getting Started with Options, for just $29 and discover how you can use the smart money management principles and strategies used by our team of experts to take your trading to the next level.

Start your journey to becoming a successful options trader today!

Getting Started with Options: $29

Questions? Problems with your order? 

Contact us by email or call 1-800-448-2080, Monday - Friday, 8:30-5:30 ET.

Subscriber Reviews

“There are a lot of options services out there these days. They seem to grow on trees. Nobody, in my opinion, is better than Bernie Schaeffer. I highly recommend his options system for it's a straightforward, no-nonsense approach, and also, of course, his grasp of options probabilities. That's the real bottom line.”

- Douglas M.

About Bernie Schaeffer

Chairman and CEO of Schaeffer’s
Investment Research, Inc.

  • Senior Editor of the Option Advisor newsletter since 1981
  • Recipient of the Trader's Library "Trader's Hall of Fame" award
  • Timer Digest consistently ranks Bernie's market timing among the top 10 out of more than 100 analysts
  • Three-time winner of The Wall Street Journal stock picking contest
  • Bernie often lends his expertise on CNBC and Fox News, and he is a regular guest on Nightly Business Report and Bloomberg Radio


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