WORKSHOP

CME Group Pro Workshop Series

Master the art of options trading with Rich Excell

This October through November, CME Group invites you to join us in an immersive and hands-on Options Workshop Series where you’ll learn the potential of options trading from the pros.

Attend one or all of the five-week series to learn how to execute proven trading strategies with former Senior Hedge Fund Manager Rich Excell. In this active course, Rich will leave you with real-world skills to make your best trades possible. You will apply your knowledge in real-life scenarios and engage in various activities during these sessions, which can also fulfill CFA continuing education requirements.

Completing two short online courses before joining the workshop will equip you with essential knowledge, ensuring you hit the ground running and thrive in your trading journey.

Week one

Options Strategies – Basic Level
October 18, 2023
6:00 a.m. – 00:00 a.m. CT or
11:00 a.m. – 00:00 p.m. CT

Week two

Options Strategies – Intermediate Level
October 25, 2023
6:00 a.m. – 00:00 a.m. CT or
11:00 a.m. – 0:00 p.m. CT

Week three

Options Strategies – Advanced Level
November 1, 2023
6:00 a.m. – 00:00 a.m. CT or
11:00 a.m. – 0:00 p.m. CT

Week four

Options and Risk Management
November 8, 2023
6:00 a.m. – 00:00 a.m. CT or
11:00 a.m. – 00:00 p.m. CT

Week five

Black-Scholes and Event Trading
November 15, 2023
6:00 a.m. – 00:00 a.m. CT or
11:00 a.m. – 00:00 p.m. CT

Learn foundational options strategies like buying calls, puts, covered calls, and protective puts. Grasp risk and reward dynamics, and apply your knowledge through real-world examples and cases.


Expand your knowledge with advanced concepts such as spreads, straddles, and strangles. Analyze risk-reward, and master the process of adjusting and managing positions effectively.


Delve into complexity with butterflies, condors, and iron condors. Apply advanced strategies in varied markets and understand intricate risk-reward scenarios.


Manage risk in trading by learning how to harness options for hedging, analyze your portfolio risk, employ options for downside protection, and understand short-term options.


Unveil Black-Scholes inputs while refining your forecasting skills. Apply insights for strategies, and master event-based trading with mock trades and event trees. Build advanced Black-Scholes models and boost your event-driven trading skills.


Week one

Options Strategies – Basic Level
October 18, 2023
6:00 a.m. CT or 11:00 a.m. CT

Week two

Options Strategies – Intermediate Level
October 25, 2023
6:00 a.m. CT or 11:00 a.m. CT

Week three

Options Strategies – Advanced Level
November 1, 2023
6:00 a.m. CT or 11:00 a.m. CT

Week four

Options and Risk Management
November 8, 2023
6:00 a.m. CT or 11:00 a.m. CT

Week five

Black-Scholes and Event Trading
November 15, 2023
6:00 a.m. CT or 11:00 a.m. CT

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