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  • Call Options: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Want to succeed at trading options? You need to understand exactly how these contracts work. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains call options: contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go up in the near future.

  • 'Long Straddle' Options Strategy: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.

  • Options as Investment Leverage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:30 AM ET

    By putting less money on the table to magnify profits, call options can have the same effect as investing with borrowed money, which is known as using leverage. CNBC explains.

  • Put Options: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:38 AM ET

    Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains put options, which are contracts you purchase if you think a stock will go down in the near future.

  • Put-Call Parity Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:06 AM ET

    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Put-Call Parity: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:14 AM ET

    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Put Options as Protection: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Put options are essentially bets that a stock will go down, but they can also be used by investors to hedge their portfolio against a downward move in stock price. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.

  • Reading Options Quotes: CNBC Explains Friday, 3 Jun 2011 | 10:46 AM ET

    For many sophisticated investors, trading options is a routine practice that can be hugely profitable, but retail investors can also transact options contracts on the open market.

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