Getting Started With Options

Beginners

Senior Equities Analyst Elizabeth Harrow originally wrote this very popular series of articles for the SchaeffersResearch.com home page in 2009 and 2010. Elizabeth takes a deeper dive into the nitty gritty of options trading in clear, lucid, easy-to-understand language. (OK, and with just a hint of attitude.) These articles are must reading if you're a newcomer to options trading, and we think veterans will also find them useful. Here's a good place to start in the beginner section: Four Ways Options Are Better than Stocks.




Questions & Answers

We've got answers. Our team of experts stand ready to answer any questions you have regarding options trading. Each trading day we will select one question to answer from all those submitted. These questions have been archived below for your ongoing perusal. Hopefully, this will quickly become an extensive library of educational material. In order for this to be such a resource, we ask but one thing — we need your questions. They can be as simple or as complex as you like, and we will try to answer a fair sampling on both ends of that spectrum.

Options Trading Glossary

Schaeffer's Education Image Can't decide whether you should be bullish or bearish? Have yet to understand the concept behind the straddle? This glossary will give you the terms you need to get by in the world of options trading. The glossary has been divided into sections to make it easier for you to navigate. Click below to get started.

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