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An Investor's Guide to Trading Options
This guide takes the mystery out of options and lays out strategies for any portfolio. Information is simplified into bite size nuggets that are easy to understand.
  • Great introduction to options
  • Easy to read with colorful graphics
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To The Options Market!

As the book jacket states: "This guide covers everything from calls and puts to collars and rolling up, over, or out. It takes the mystery out of options contracts, explains the language of options trading, and lays out some popular options strategies that suit any portfolio. If you're curious about options, this guide provides the answers to your questions."

  • Develop an understanding of Options and Options Trading with this reader-friendly book.

  • Small content blurbs help you to pick and choose what issues you want to learn immediately.

  • The handy Glossary enables you to immediately verify a definition and trace it directly back to the content of the book for still more information.

  • One of our favorite sections is the Tax Implications of Options Investing. These details will answer many of the questions that investors have each time they trade options.

Understand the basics of trading options. The text covers option strategies, research skills, and information-gathering techniques. This unbiased presentation offers an informative take on options trading that will enable you to build the groundwork for options trading.

One of the primary reasons for purchasing this book is to increase your knowledge of the tax implications associated with options trading. This text highlights some simple ways to keep your profits.

Study the benefits and risks of option trading. Learn about the GREEKS, put and call selling and buying, LEAPS, Collars, Roll Ups, Over, and Out. You will examine multiple option strategies for any market. Plus, the cross reference guide allows you to search by keywords.

The Overall Simplicity Of This Text Makes It A

The book was published with the help of the Options Industry Council (OIC), and the compilation of definitions and examples enable you to see the content described and explained in layman's terms.

"Virtually every equity option topic is covered somewhere in this book, simplified into bite-size nuggets that
are understandable."
- Gail Osten, Stocks, Futures & Options Magazine, March 2004
Table of Contents

The Basics                                                           

  • What is an Option?
  • How Does Option Trading Work?
  • On Which Securities Are Options Offered?      
  • Where Are Options Traded?
  • What Are the Benefits?
  • What Are the Risks?
  • How Do You Get Started?
  • Key Terms and Definitions

Investing Strategies

    • Introduction to Option Strategies
    • Selecting the Right Security
    • Call Buying
    • Call Writing
    • Put Buying
    • Put Writing
    • Spread Strategies
    • Understanding Spreads
    • Collar Transactions
    • Exit Strategies
    • Rolling Up, Over, and Out
    • Index Options
    • Tax Considerations

Research and Information

    • Trading Options
    • Options Information Sources
    • Applying Options Information and Analysis
    • Reading Options Charts
    • Option Chains
    • Options Symbols and Sources
    • Strategy Screener

Glossary and Index

    • Glossary
    • Index

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