Online Broker TradeKing Unveils May Lineup of Free Educational Webinars

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Online broker-dealer TradeKing announces the schedule for its May 2011 free webinar series

Online broker-dealer TradeKing ( today announced the schedule for its May 2011 free webinar series, designed for traders of all experience levels. The May webinars will feature topics including how to use fundamental and technical analysis to help determine target prices; how to adjust credit spreads; understanding weekly options; how to try to protect your stock with the options strategy known as the collar; a tour of TradeKing’s innovative Trader Network community; and an overview of the setup, risks and uses of the long straddle and strangle options strategies.    

The May 2011 webinars will feature the following sessions: “Adjusting Credit Spreads” with Dan Sheridan of Sheridan Options Mentoring; “Weekly Options Explained” with Price Headley of; “Protecting Profits on Stocks Using Collars” with Peter Lusk of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE); a Rookie’s Corner tour of the TradeKing Trader Network community with Chris Lebhar, Manager of Interactive Education, TradeKing; and Part 17 in a series from TradeKing’s popular Options Playbook entitled, “Long Straddles and Strangles: Setup, Risks, and Uses” with TradeKing’s Senior Options Analyst and Options Playbook author, Brian Overby. The May webinar series will also feature a session entitled, “Finding Your Target Price” with new webinar contributor and TradeKing All-Star blogger, Alan Brochstein of the investment newsletter, Brochstein, a widely-followed contributor to Seeking Alpha, leads the consulting service, AB Analytical Services. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997 and was recognized in 2007 for his achievement of a decade of continuous participation in its voluntary Continuing Education Program.

TradeKing’s webinars are free and open to all investors. The June 2011 webinar schedule will be available starting May 22.

May 2011 Webinar Schedule:

Tuesday, May 3 at 5pm ET
Finding Your Target Price
with Alan Brochstein of

Tuesday, May 10 at 5pm ET
Adjusting Credit Spreads
with Dan Sheridan of Sheridan Options Mentoring

Tuesday, May 17 at 5pm ET
Weekly Options Explained
with Price Headley of

Tuesday, May 24 at 5pm ET
Protecting Profits on Stocks Using Collars
with Peter Lusk of the CBOE

Thursday, May 26 at 5pm ET
Rookies Corner: TradeKing Trader Network Tour
with Chris Lebhar of TradeKing

Tuesday, May 31 at 5pm ET
Long Straddles and Strangles: Setup, Risks, and Uses
with Brian Overby of TradeKing

About TradeKing
TradeKing ( is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker offering simple, low cost online trading fees ($4.95 per trade plus $.65 per option contract, $8.95 per trade plus $.15 per options contract for nine or more contracts) with no hidden costs or account minimums.1 A pioneer in integrating new financial social media as part of its innovative online equities, options trading and fixed-income trading platform, TradeKing has received multiple discount broker awards from top industry sources and was rated best in customer service by SmartMoney2 Magazine, ahead of OptionsXpress, Scottrade, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade. (June 2010 SmartMoney Broker Survey).

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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information, please review the Characteristics and Risks of Standard Options brochure before you begin trading options. Options investors may lose the entire amount of their investment in a relatively short period of time.

TradeKing provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services, and does not make recommendations or offer investment, financial, legal or tax advice. The content of this press release is provided for educational and informational purposes only, does not constitute a recommendation to enter in any of the securities transactions or to engage in any of the investment strategies presented herein, and does not represent the opinions of TradeKing or its employees.

Online trading has inherent risks due to system response and access times that vary due to market conditions, system performance and other factors. An investor should understand these and additional risks before trading.

Multiple leg options strategies involve additional risks and multiple commissions , and may result in complex tax treatments. Please consult a tax professional prior to implementing these strategies.


(1)    $4.95 for equity and option trades, add 65 cents per option contract. Trade more than 8 contracts, and we'll automatically lower your cost to $8.95 per trade plus 15 cents per contract. TradeKing charges an additional $0.35 per contract on certain index products where the exchange charges fees. TradeKing adds $0.01 per share on the entire order for stocks priced less than $1.00. See our Commissions + Fees page at for details on commissions on low-priced stocks, option spreads, and other securities.

(2)    TradeKing was ranked #1 in Customer Service in the SmartMoney June 2010 Broker Survey based on the following categories: Mutual Funds & Investment Products, Banking Services, Trading Tools, Research, and Customer Service. SmartMoney is a registered trademark of SmartMoney, a joint publishing venture between Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Hearst Partnership. Supporting documentation for any claims, comparison, statistics, or other technical data, will be supplied upon request by calling 877-495-5464 or via email at service(at)tradeking(dot)com.


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