Get Rich With Options
Author: Lee Lowell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Option Spread Trading
Author: Russell Rhoads
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to unlocking the power of option spreads When dealing with option spreads your looking to purchase oneoption in conjunction with the sale of another option. If managedproperly, these spreads can provide experienced investors with thepotential for large returns without undertaking a great deal ofrisk. Option Spread Trading provides a comprehensive, yeteasy-to-understand explanation of option spreads, and shows you howto select the best spread strategy for any given market outlook.Along the way, author Russell Rhoads discusses spread strategiesthat can be used to profit from a strong up or down directionalmove in a stock, a stagnant market, or a highly volatile market. Healso details how you can harness the leverage of options to createa low-risk position that provides the potential for a bigprofit. All manner of spreads are covered, from calendar and horizontalspreads to vertical and diagonal spreads Highlights how you can monitor and adjust an existing spreadposition and provides tips on how to exit a spread trade Includes exercises and examples to test and reinforce yourknowledge of the concepts presented Option spread trading has become increasingly popular withactive traders and investors. Gain a better understanding of thispowerful approach with Option Spread Trading as yourguide.
Learn why stock options - a versatile investment tool that has seen explosive growth over the past few years - belong in your portfolio. If you're already trading options, this book is also for you. You will gain a thorough understanding of option pricing, function and equivalents, which will help you trade more effectively. Adopt more advanced option strategies, like iron condors and double diagonals, to help protect your nest egg and earn healthy returns. Includes chapter quizzes and accompanying CD-ROM.
This book, geared specifically toward women, describes how to be a successful option trader, even if you hold down a full-time job or are a full-time stay-at-home mom. While option trading is definitely not a risk-free method of investment, for women who have a few hundred extra dollars that they want to use to break into investing, option trading can be a lucrative way to make money. This book explains what everything means and how to be an option trader in easy-to-understand, step-by-step ways that makes it great for the beginner or the more advanced investor. It is primarily focused on trading online and tells you what you need to know to better your chances of being successful.
In this book, a hedge fund manager and an option trading coach show you how to earn steady, reliable income selling options by managing your option trades and running your option portfolio as a real business with consistent, steady returns. Packed with real-world examples, the authors show you how to manage your own “one man” hedge fund and make consistent profits from selling options by applying the basic framework and fundamental business model and principles of an “insurance company”. This framework helps you to apply your option trading strategy to a solid, predictable, business model with consistent returns. For someone who has some knowledge of trading options and wants to become a consistent income earner. The authors provide a complete “operations manual” for setting up your business. Gain pearls of wisdom from both a professional options trader and coach, and from a hedge fund manager focused on managing an options based portfolio.
In a straightforward approach, Hanania Benklifa provides readers the practical knowledge needed to trade options conservatively in Profiting with Iron Condor Options: Strategies from the Frontline for Trading in Up or Down Markets. The objectives are simple: make 2%-4% a month staying in the market as little as possible. Market experts use option condors to consistently earn monthly returns while trading conservatively and staying in the market as little as possible. Benklifa--who manages $10+ million in condor trades each month--shows you exactly how to run these trades and earn these returns, delivering all the details you need to master every nuance of this remarkable strategy. Benklifa shares option condors examples using market realities, not oversimplified abstractions. You’ll learn how to handle real-life market dynamics that can dramatically impact results, including rising and falling volatility, changing bid-ask spreads, and distorted call parity. You’ll learn how to profit in the sideways markets where condor options are most widely used--and also in extreme-trending markets that offer their own surprising opportunities. Traders who focus on a specific type of trade have a history of outperforming stock pickers and directional investors. This book will give you that deep and usable level of knowledge about one of today’s most well-proven strategies: option condors.
Trading Options Greeks
Author: Dan Passarelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A top options trader details a practical approach for pricing and trading options in any market condition The options market is always changing, and in order to keep up with it you need the greeks—delta, gamma, theta, vega, and rho—which are the best techniques for valuing options and executing trades regardless of market conditions. In the Second Edition of Trading Options Greeks, veteran options trader Dan Pasarelli puts these tools in perspective by offering fresh insights on option trading and valuation. An essential guide for both professional and aspiring traders, this book explains the greeks in a straightforward and accessible style. It skillfully shows how they can be used to facilitate trading strategies that seek to profit from volatility, time decay, or changes in interest rates. Along the way, it makes use of new charts and examples, and discusses how the proper application of the greeks can lead to more accurate pricing and trading as well as alert you to a range of other opportunities. Completely updated with new material Information on spreads, put-call parity and synthetic options, trading volatility, and advanced option trading is also included Explores how to exploit the dynamics of option pricing to improve your trading Having a comprehensive understanding of the greeks is essential to long-term options trading success. Trading Options Greeks, Second Edition shows you how to use the greeks to find better trades, effectively manage them, and ultimately, become more profitable.
Even for the experienced trader, options trading can be a risky and intimidating investment strategy. However, with the right strategies and approach, it can be an exciting investment option that can pay serious dividends. Through logical, step-by-step guidance Idiot's Guides: Options Trading gives you the tools you need to reduce risk, while boosting the odds for success with these volatile and unpredictable investments. You will learn about all of the common types of options including index, ETF, and equity options, and then move into newer strategies including binary options and the new 20-minute options. Idiot's Guides: Options Trading will help you decide how to choose the approach that fits your investment strategies, how to weigh option costs and benefits, understand options contracts, use technical analysis to evaluate opportunities, and how to minimize risk while building a strategy that maximizes gains while protecting against market fluctuations.
Trade Options with an Edge
Author: Dr. Russell Richards
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Would you like to have success in trading options much like the success of a casino that consistently grinds out profits each day? Casinos are successful because they have a definite probability edge on every gambling opportunity that they offer. They rely on the law of large numbers to guarantee that their probability edge will produce profits. When trading options, you can also do this if you have an edge. This book will show you how to get an edge in your options trading. Then, like the casinos, your edge will translate into small but consistent gains. The book will show you how to best exploit your edge, and it will guide you in the selection of the equity that you trade, selection of the strategy, selection of the strikes and expiration cycle, sizing and placing the trade, monitoring progress, and managing the trade. The book covers basic information about options including all of the common strategies, the option pricing model, and the greeks. It then discusses six sources of edge for sellers of option premium. Then it shows the reader how to select equities that take advantage of the combined edge, how to decide on the best strategy, how to determine the risk and to size the trade, how to place the order, and how to monitor and manage the trade. Each decision can be totally mechanical, based on the values of one or more metrics. And the software provided with the book computes all of the metrics that you will need. If you follow the approach described in this book, I believe you will be able to achieve profits of 1 percent to 2 percent or more each month in markets that are moving up, down, or going nowhere.
The Option Trader Handbook
Author: George Jabbour, Philip H. Budwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Strategies, tools, and solutions for minimizing risk and volatility in option trading An intermediate level trading book, The Option Trader Handbook, Second Edition provides serious traders with strategies for managing and adjusting their market positions. This Second Edition features new material on implied volatility; Delta and Theta, and how these measures can be used to make better trading decisions. The book presents the art of making trade adjustments in a logical sequence, starting with long and short stock positions; moving on to basic put and call positions; and finally discussing option spreads and combinations. Covers different types of underlying positions and discusses all the possible adjustments that can be made to that position Offers important insights into more complex option spreads and combinations A timely book for today's volatile markets Intended for both stock and option traders, this book will help you improve your overall trading skills and performance.
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
Writing Naked Puts
Author: Mark D Wolfinger
Publisher: Options for Rookies Books
My thoughts on selling naked put options from the perspective of traders and investors, both novice and experienced. eBook is available.
A practical, down-to-earth guide that introduces and fully explains an action plan to reduce risk in any stock portfolio.
In The Bible of Options Strategies, Second Edition, legendary options trader Guy Cohen systematically presents today’s most effective strategies for trading options: how and why they work, when they're appropriate and inappropriate, and how to use each one responsibly and with confidence. Updated throughout, this edition contains new chapters assessing the current options landscape, discussing margin collateral issues, and introducing Cohen’s exceptionally valuable OVI indicators. The Bible of Options Strategies, Second Edition is practical from start to finish: modular, easy to navigate, and thoroughly cross-referenced, so you can find what you need fast, and act before your opportunity disappears. Cohen systematically covers every key area of options strategy: income strategies, volatility strategies, sideways market strategies, leveraged strategies, and synthetic strategies. Even the most complex techniques are explained with unsurpassed clarity – making them accessible to any trader with even modest options experience. More than an incredible value, this is the definitive reference to contemporary options trading: the one book you need by your side whenever you trade. For all options traders with at least some experience.