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Options for Volatile Markets Managing Volatility and Protecting Against Catastrophic Risk

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ISBN-10: 1118022262

ISBN-13: 9781118022269

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Richard Lehman, Lawrence G. McMillan

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Traditional thinking about investment has been thrown on its head in the wake of the financial crisis. Many investors no longer accept the idea that diversification reduces risk and the stock market provides the best long-term returns. With global markets increasingly interlinked, markets tend to move in concert, reducing the benefits of diversification. And given the gravity of today's economic problems, many question whether the stock market will soon continue its inexorable march higher. In Options in Volatile Markets, Lehman and McMillan provide investors with strategies to generate double-digit returns and to protect against market crashes. The new edition discusses the changing…    
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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Introduction: The �New Normal� in Equity Investing
Option Basics
What Are Options?
Exercise and Assignment
How Options Are Traded
Options in Your Account
Option Pricing and Valuation
Option Premium
Theoretical Value
Time Value
Interest Rates
Calls versus Puts
Option Skews and Anomalies
The Basics of Covered Call Writing
Requirements for �Valid� Covered Writes
Risk/Reward of a Covered Write
Calculating Potential Returns
Major Factors Affecting Call-Writing Returns
Covered Writing as an Ongoing Strategy
Summing Up Covered Writing
Implementing Covered Call Writing
Follow-Up Actions
Behavioral Issues
Differing Approaches
Selecting Calls to Write
Basic Tax Rules for Options
Summing Up Implementation
Advanced Call-Writing Techniques
Writing Calls on �Hot� Stocks
Tax Deferral Strategies
Covered Writing on Margin
Covered Writing against Securities Other Than Stock
Partial Writing, Mixed Writing, and Ratio Writing
Put Writing
Expiration Games
Option-Stock Arbitrage
Basic Put Hedging
Put Hedge Basics
Behavioral Implications
Put Hedge versus Covered Call
Hedging against Catastrophic Risk
Advanced Hedging Strategies
Put Hedge Follow-Ups
Using Put Spreads to Hedge
Conclusions on Protective Option Strategies
Options on ETFs
ETFs in a Nutshell
ETF Options
Covered Call Writing on ETFs
Our Put Hedge and Collar Study on SPY
Appendix: Partial List of ETFs with Listed Options
Volatility and Volatility Derivatives
What Is Volatility?
Using VIX as a Market Indicator
Volatility Futures
Variance Futures
The Behavior of VIX Futures
VIX Options
VIX Option Strategies
The Future
About the Authors