Boca Raton-Based the Options University Makes 2008 List of Top 500 Privately Held Companies in the U.S. from INC Magazine

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The Options University, based in Boca Raton, Florida, has been named as one of Inc. Magazine's Top 500 privately held companies in the United States. As part of this prestigious honor, they were named as #276 on the list of private companies. They were also ranked #2 in the Top Education Companies and #11 in the Top 100 Businesses in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL. Top spot on list shows growing popularity of options among traders and investors worldwide.

Ron Ianieri, Chief Options Strategist

More brokers offer options, but not as many investors understand what options are. The service has become popular with baby boomer retirees who have a retirement account but aren't happy with their returns. Inc.com explains why the Options University has become so noteworthy,

The Options University, based in Boca Raton, Florida, has been named as one of Inc. Magazine's Top 500 privately held companies in the United States. As part of this prestigious honor, they were named as #276 on the list of private companies. They were also ranked #2 in the Top Education Companies and #11 in the Top 100 Businesses in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL. Top spot on list shows growing popularity of options among traders and investors worldwide.

The Options University is a leading global resource for options trading education and training, teaching investors option strategies for safer investing and bigger profits. Founded in 2004, by Brett Fogle and Ron Ianieri, the educational company teaches investors how to enhance portfolio profits and limit risk in today's markets using options.

The Options University offers courses for investors at every level of experience. From The Options 101 Home Study Course to The Live Options Mastery Series online classes, it has many different products and services to choose from including home study courses, live interactive web classes, and live seminars all over the world plus proprietary options trading software that is provided to students.

In only four years, the Options University has grown from zero employees to 25 full-time and virtual staff worldwide, with over $3 million in revenues for 2007.

According to Inc.com, "This company is uniquely qualified to become a market leader in this industry based on the quality of the instructors, many of which are former professional floor traders and market makers. It teaches people how to trade options through online trainings, web seminars and home study courses."

Responding to why they believe the Options University is growing, Inc.com state, "More brokers offer options, but not as many investors understand what options are. The service has become popular with baby boomer retirees who have a retirement account but aren't happy with their returns. Inc.com explains why the Options University has become so noteworthy, "They've developed a unique technology that allows them to reach up to 2,000 people in one live real-time web seminar, which has proven to be a popular and effective teaching tool."

Ron Ianieri and Brett Fogle, co-founders of the Options University, realized this need and decided to do something about it. They began an online university for real people who want to take control of their own money and not leave it in the hands of brokers. The Options University teaches investors to manage their own money better using options through home study courses, online option classes, and live options seminars worldwide. They teach people how to fully understand options, rather than just risky strategies that other companies tout.

The Options University helps protect people in a down market and helps people make money in a time when stocks are risky investments. By investing in options, people don't have to tie up a lot of cash; they can take less of a risk and make a considerable amount of money, while still diversifying. Unlike brokerage firms who work on commissions of sales, the Options University focuses only on educating people on how to use options to make more money with less risk. They are solely educators with a mission to teach individual investors how to trade options 'the right way.'

The Options University has become so popular, that people from all over the world are taking their courses and requesting seminars in their countries, including Singapore, Australia, and in Asia.

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To see the Inc.com ranking of the Options University, visit Inc 500.

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