Paid session:

How to Implement Options into your Portfolio as a Strategic Investment

    • Options Trading Masterclass
    • Friday, 27th September 2024 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
    • Oxford Room @ Grand Connaught Rooms at the IX Show
    • Includes
      • Entry ticket to IX Trader Show – save £25
      • 3 hours intensive tuition
    • Price per person – £147 (only 20 seats)


Options strategist, international speaker

What you will learn

  • Options as a strategic investment.
  • Discover the strategy which offers passive investment and win 4 out of 5 scenarios
  • I’ll be showcasing a certain strategy by selling volatility on popular ETFs and Indexes with live trading.
  • Selling volatility means that we are acting as the premium collectors, much like Insurances, and avoid binary bets such as buying a stock and praying that it goes up.
  • Instead we are trading the odds on the options chain with a crystal clear set of entry, exit and risk management rules.


How to avoid the most common mistakes when we trade options.
Avoiding the 90/90/90 rule where 90% of investors, lose 90% of their money in just 90 days when they start with options
The bell shape distribution of Gauss and the black swans on S&P500
What the curve is telling us as to how we choose our strike prices
The time value of options as wasting assets
Distinguishing between ATM, ITM, OTM.
The starting setups (payoff profile, differences, market conditions to which they apply, of: 
Long call,
Long put, 
Short call, 
Short put
Sensitivity factors of an option
How to read the option chain
Covered call (hedging) and payoff profile
Short strangle, my favourite strategy, in every detail (risk reward ratio, risk management, payoff profile, return on margin, roll choices and how we aim at a passive income irrespective of market conditions)
Bull put spread – win 4 out of 5 market scenarios
Choosing the right time to expiration
** Live trading using Interactive Brokers platform in a step by step process as taught in the seminar
  • Q&A sessi

About Ioannis Kantartzis

Ioannis Kantartzis was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Economics (BA Hons) at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece and graduated in 1994. He obtained his degree (Master in Money, Banking and Finance) from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, as well as a diploma in political and economic studies from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. He holds all relevant professional certifications and qualifications, including options market making, execution of orders and knowledge in financial products.

He has over 25 years of experience in the financial markets as a high profile executive working for investment banks and brokers, both in Greece and the UK, with an emphasis on OTC (over the counter) products and online trading, covering a wide range of financial instruments such as options and futures, CFDs, FX, stocks, structured products, ETFs, commodities, etc across global markets. Lastly, he is an associate member of CISI in the UK and sits on other financial committees and clubs in Greece, Spain and the UK. He speaks fluently 4 languages and is passionate about travelling, art and music (he plays the piano).

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