Online Broker TradeKing Launches New Video Series to Help ‘Get Options Traders to the Greeks’

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New Summer Series of Educational Online Videos Covers Popular Options Trading Topics, Including Five ‘Greeks’: Delta, Gamma, Vega, Theta and Rho

Online broker TradeKing announced today a new series of free videos to help investors deepen their understanding of several key options trading topics, including a review of the most popular “Greeks.”

These 3 to 5 minute videos, available in the TradeKing Trader Network as well as TradeKing’s YouTube channel, feature TradeKing’s Options Guy Brian Overby sharing information and insights in plain-English terms that investors of all levels can understand. The TradeKing online video series features a variety of concise, educational videos, refreshed on an ongoing basis, covering popular trading topics for stock and options traders.

The next five videos will concentrate on covering the “Greeks.” The Greeks help investors estimate how an option’s price may react to changes in certain variables in the marketplace. The first video in the series discusses the Greek delta, which attempts to measure how changes in the underlying stock price are likely to impact the option's price.

Subsequent videos this summer will concentrate on other Greeks, including gamma, vega, theta and rho, helping investors understand how shifts in stock price, implied volatility, time to expiration, and interest rate changes could impact their option’s price. The final video of the series will take a departure from the Greeks, discussing the two components of value in an option’s price, intrinsic value and time value.

Each educational video is also available through TradeKing’s Education Center.

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 2011 SmartMoney Broker Survey).

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(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.

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