Basic Options

Generate income. Protect your positions. Options make it possible.



Options are becoming more and more popular among investors who are looking for ways to generate income from their portfolios, or even protect their holdings during economic downturns.



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Basic Options Highlights


Gain the knowledge and insight you need to put option strategies into action.

  • Build a foundation for any future option courses by mastering the basics of what options are, how they work and what opportunities they present.
  • Master the four basic option types that all option strategies are based on: long calls, short calls, long puts and short puts.
  • Generate income with less capital at risk than investing in stocks.
  • Protect your positions against market loss by using options as protection during times of volatility.

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Attend a live workshop to interact with instructors and get inspired by your peers. You can also study with an instructor in online workshops. Repeat these workshops as often as you like during the term of your course. Your online coursework is also available 24/7 for self-guided learning, as long as you're subscribed to the Investor Toolbox®.




Featured Instructor


Linda McCoy


Linda McCoy has earned the Chartered Market Technician designation, is a member of the Market Technicians Association and holds an MBA from UCLA. She began teaching in 2007 to offer her extensive experience to Investools students, following 18 years as Vice President in several major corporations, including Visa International, Bank of America and Security Pacific Corporation. She has personally completed every course Investools offers and teaches the Investing Foundation, Basic Options, Advanced Options and Advanced Technical Analysis workshops.



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$2,199
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$1,549
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$2,499
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$1,699
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One-to-One Coaching


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$2,099
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TD Ameritrade provides its clients with innovative technology, easy-to-use tools, straightforward pricing and superior client service. In fact, TD Ameritrade was rated #1 for Options Traders by Barron's. And TD Ameritrade clients can enjoy valuable discounts on Investools education.


Basic Options Offered in our Programs


Choose a bundled education solution and enjoy the very best that Investools has to offer at a value compared to purchasing courses and capstones individually.



Options Program


Explore basic and advanced options strategies you can apply whether the market's up, down or sideways.

Stocks & Options Program


Gain comprehensive insight into stock analysis and options strategies, allowing you to identify potential investments and implement the right strategies to achieve your goals.

Complete Investor Program


Our most comprehensive program includes all our online courses and their live workshops, plus our exclusive capstones and our very best coaching support. Attend three different three-day live, experiential learning events designed to bring together everything you've learned and test your new skills. You'll have all the tools and services you need to become a complete investor.


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