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Online Broker TradeKing Unveils Schedule for May Educational Webinars

With Facebook IPO Looming, Unique Options Strategies May Help Give Investors Ways to Take Advantage of Big Directional Moves in Stock

Apr 24, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – April 24, 2012 – Online broker-dealer TradeKing ( today announced the May schedule for its series of online webinars. TradeKing’s May webinars will be hosted by the firm’s Senior Options Analyst and Options Playbook author, Brian Overby, and will feature parts 23 and 24 in the ongoing Options Playbook educational series. During these webinars, Overby will outline two unique options plays – the Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly and Front Spread Spreads – and how these strategies can be used during volatile market times. 

“With the Facebook IPO looming, the Inverse Skip Strike may be a way for investors to take advantage of a big directional move up or down in the stock,” commented Overby. “During the webinars, I’ll walk investors through both of these options strategies as they consider the variety of approaches at their disposal to handle today’s uncertain markets.”

TradeKing’s webinars are free and open to all investors. For a complete list of TradeKing webinars or to register, visit

May 2012 Webinar Schedule:

Tuesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm ET

Inverse Skip Strike Butterfly: Setup, Risks, and Uses

The Options Playbook Series, part 23

Tuesday, May 22nd at 5:00 pm ET

Front Spread Spreads: Setup, Risks, and Uses

The Options Playbook Series, part 24

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).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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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.

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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. 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 $2.00. 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 2011 Broker Survey based on the following categories: Commissions and Fees, 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  

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