The Directional Butterfly

Presented by Montréal Exchange and The Options Industry Council





Wednesday, June 17, 2020




The Directional Butterfly












If you’ve got a good grasp on the vertical spread strategy and are looking for something a bit more challenging, maybe it’s time to look at a butterfly strategy. Directional butterflies are built with multiple positions, and that means they require close attention. The good news? OIC can help guide you through how they work. Join OIC Instructor Ken Keating on June 17th for a free in-depth webinar where Ken will discuss:

  • A recap of vertical spreads
  • Traditional butterflies
  • Directional butterflies – bullish and bearish
  • Strike selection and managing positions at expiration

We'll also provide examples with profit and loss calculations so you can see more about how the directional butterfly strategy works. Sign up today. Plus, when you register, you'll get access to the replay any time.




3:30 PM  Central Daylight Time





1 Hour



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Ken Keating

Senior Investor Services Specialist
The Options Industry Council (OIC)


Ken Keating, a Senior Investor Services Specialist with The Options Industry Council (OIC) and certified OIC Instructor, has been trading and analyzing options for over 25 years.

Ken began his 25-year trading career at Group One Trading in 1993 on the floor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange (PSE) and later transitioned to the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe). He has held positions as a floor market maker, floor specialist, risk manager, and off floor prop-trader. He later worked for Peak6 Capital Management as an options portfolio manager as well as trading for himself as a self-backed sole proprietor at Sumo Capital.

After a successful trading career, Ken transitioned to Oxford Intelligence Partners, analyzing equity and derivative flows for publicly listed companies. Oxford later merged with Q4 Inc, a privately-held SAAS company providing data analytics for Investor Relations professionals.

Ken holds a BA in Economics from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.