Options for the Beginner and Beyond Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks

ISBN-10: 0132655683
ISBN-13: 9780132655682
Edition: 2nd 2013
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List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 12/19/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Master option trading strategies hands-on, one step at a time!Options for the Beginner and Beyond, Second Editionteaches options through brief, carefully-paced lessons on option concepts and trading strategies, crystal-clear definitions, and plenty of real trading examples. Every lesson builds on the one preceding it, explaining options in plain English, and guiding you all the way to advanced strategies covered in no other introductory tutorial. Drawing on his extensive experience teaching options trading to beginners -- and five years editing a leading options newsletter -- W. Edward Olmstead shows how to systematically control your risk, protect your investments, and maximize your profits. This new Second Edition integrates new coverage of weekly options throughout, and presents updated tax strategies every options trader needs to know. Olmstead shows you how to do all this, and much more:Select options with high profit potentialEnter and exit tradesChoose brokersWork with the Greeks, risk graphs, and LEAPsUse vertical, event producing, and calendar spreadsTrade covered calls, straddles, strangles, married puts, and collarsMaster these and other sophisticated strategies: naked options, stock substitutes, backspreads, butteryfly spreads, iron condors, and double diagonalsImplement effective end-of-year tax strategiesDay trade indexes with optionsUse delta-neutral tradingLeverage the theory of maximum pain; implied volatility, and Black-Scholes

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preface
Basic Concepts
Introduction
Why Options?
The Basic Concept of Options
Major Differences Between Stocks and Options
A Detailed Explanation of Options
Comments
Option Selection
What Is a Cheap Option?
Selecting a Call
Overall Evaluation
Selecting a Put
Entering and Exiting Option Trades
Entering a Trade
Exiting a Trade
The Greeks
Delta
Theta
Gamma
Vega
Rho
Risk Graphs
Single Option Trade
Multiple Option Trade
Comments
LEAPS and Weekly Options
LEAPS
Weekly Options
Assignment Anxiety
Comments
Applications
Broker Selection
Types of Brokers
Commissions
Trading Platform
Margin and Trading Limitations
Level 3 Trading
Live Broker Assistance
Comments
Miscellaneous Tips
Time Is Money
Trading with the Trend
Risk Capital for Options Trading
Tracking Trades
Anticipating Events
Real-Time Quotes
Market Orders with Options
Options Calculator
Trading Strategies
Vertical Spreads
Debit Vertical Spreads
Credit Vertical Spreads
Comments
Vertical Spreads with Weekly Options
Event-Producing Credit Spreads
Comments
Calendar Spreads
The Rollout Maneuver
Comments
Calendar Spreads with Weekly Options
Advanced Calendar Spreads
Volatility Skew Trades
Ratio Calendar Spread Trades
Deep-in-the-Money LEAPS Put Calendar Spreads
Diagonal Calendar Spread Trades
Covered Calls
An Idealized Trade
A Realistic Trade
Covered Call Versus Naked Put
Comments
Covered Calls with Weekly Options
Straddles and Strangles
The Straddle Trade
The Strangle Trade
Straddles and Strangles with Weekly Options
Stock Repair and Stock Enhancement
Stock Repair Strategy
Stock Enhancement Strategy
Married Puts
Comments
Married Puts with Weekly Options
Collars
Comments
Advanced Collars
Comments
Naked Option Writing
The Risk of Naked Option Writing
Acquiring Stock with Naked Puts
Comment
Stock Substitutes
Matching the Stock Delta
Synthetic Long Stock
Deep-in-the-Money Put
Deep-in-the-Money Call
Backspreads
Comments
Backspreads with Weekly Options
Butterfly Spreads
Standard Butterfly Trade
Butterfly Trade with Adjustments
Unbalanced Strikes Butterfly Trade
Unbalanced Contracts Butterfly Trade
Iron Condors and Double Diagonals
The Iron Condor Trade
The Double Diagonal Trade
Comments
Iron Condors and Double Diagonals with Weekly Options
An End-of-Year Tax Strategy
Tax Code Restrictions
Qualified Covered Calls
Basic Strategy
Follow-Up Variations
Comments
Special Topics
Day Trading an Index with Options
Comments
Delta-Neutral Trading
Review of the Delta Concept
A Delta-Neutral Portfolio
Delta-Neutral Trading for a Profit
Theory of Maximum Pain
Implied Volatility and the Black-Scholes Formula
Historical Background
Implied Volatility
Applications of Implied Volatility
Comments
The Put-Call Parity Relationship
Calls Cost More Than Puts
Applications of Put-Call Parity
Index

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