Book description
Your complete threebook options library: uptodate techniques, crystalclear explanations, real examples, stepbystep instructions!
Three options bestsellers, one great price! Guy Cohen introduces options in plain English, so you can start earning profits fast. W. Edward Olmstead teaches stepbystep how to control risk, safeguard investments, and much more. Then, Michael Thomsett presents 12 conservative strategies for hedging losses, mitigating risk, creating income, and increasing overall returns.
From worldrenowned leaders and experts, includingGuy Cohen, Dr. W. Edward Olmstead, and Michael C. Thomsett.
Table of contents
 Title Page
 Contents

Options Made Easy: Your Guide to Profitable Trading
 Dedication
 Contents
 Acknowledgments
 About the Author
 Executive Summary
 Preface

Chapter 1. Introduction to Options
 Criteria for Successful Investing
 Risk Profile Charts
 The Definition of an Option
 The Valuation of Options
 Intrinsic and Time Value for Calls
 Intrinsic and Time Value for Puts
 The Seven Factors that Influence an Option's Premium
 Risk Profile Charts for Call Options
 Risk Profile Charts for Put Options
 Memory Tips for Long and Short Calls and Puts
 Basic Risk Profiles Summary
 Chapter 1 Major Learning Points

Chapter 2. Into the Marketplace
 How to Read Option Prices
 Option Contracts
 Option Exchanges
 Option Expiration Dates
 Exercise Prices
 Option Ticker Symbols
 Margin
 Placing Your Trade Order
 Types of Order in the Market
 Time Limits with Trade Orders
 Always Have a STOP in Mind Whenever You Make a Trade
 Trading Tips
 Leverage and Gearing
 A Brief Introduction to Delta (Hedge Ratio)
 Chapter 2 Major Learning Points

Chapter 3. The Basics of Fundamental Analysis
 Past History and Management
 News and Results
 Sentiment and Expectations
 The Wider Economy
 Economic Indicators to Watch (USA Only)
 Bonds
 Supply and Demand
 Corporate Fundamentals
 Key Financial Terms
 Key Financial Figures and Ratios
 Search Criteria and Screening Filters for Fundamentals
 Common Sense and Being Alert
 Chapter 3 Major Learning Points

Chapter 4. The Basics of Technical Analysis
 Three Ways to View Price Patterns
 Basic Chart Patterns
 Support and Resistance
 Double and Triple Tops and Bottoms
 Head and Shoulders
 Reverse Head and Shoulders
 Consolidations—Pennants, Triangles, and Wedges
 Fibonacci Retracements
 Elliott Wave
 Gann Levels
 Gaps
 Volume
 Technical Analysis Indicators
 Moving Averages
 Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD)
 Stochastics
 The Relative Strength Index (RSI)
 Different Time Frames
 More Technical Analysis Terminology
 Chapter 4 Major Learning Points
 Chapter 5. Two Popular Strategies and How to Improve Them
 Chapter 6. An Introduction to the Greeks
 Chapter 7. Bull Call Spreads and Bull Put Spreads
 Chapter 8. Two Basic Volatility Strategies
 Chapter 9. Two Basic Sideways Strategies
 Chapter 10. Trading and Investing Psychology
 Chapter 11. Putting It All Together—A Call to Action
 Chapter 12. Stock Futures and Options Strategies (Bonus Chapter)
 Appendix I. Strategy Table
 Appendix II. Glossary
 References and Recommended Reading
 Index
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Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks
 Contents
 Acknowledgments
 About the Author
 Preface
 Section I Basic Concepts

Section II TRADING STRATEGIES
 10 Vertical Spreads
 11 EventProducing Credit Spreads
 12 Calendar Spreads
 13 Advanced Calendar Spreads
 14 Covered Calls
 15 Straddles and Strangles
 16 Stock Repair and Stock Enhancement
 17 Married Puts
 18 Collars
 19 Advanced Collars
 20 Naked Option Writing
 21 Stock Substitutes
 22 Backspreads
 23 Butterfly Spreads
 24 Iron Condors and Double Diagonals
 25 An EndofYear Tax Strategy
 Section III SPECIAL TOPICS
 Index

Options Trading for the Conservative Investor: Increasing Profits without Increasing Your Risk
 Contents
 Acknowledgments
 About the Author
 Preface
 1. Setting the Ground Rules

2. Option Basics
 The Workings of Option Contracts
 Long and Short
 Calls and Call Strategies
 Puts and Put Strategies
 Listed Options and LEAPS Options
 Coordinating Strategies with Portfolio Goals
 Option and Stock Volatility: The Central Element of Risk
 Valuable Resource
 Trading Costs in the Option Analysis
 Tax Rules for Options: An Overview
 The Importance of Professional Advice and Tax Planning
 3. Options in Context
 4. Managing Profits and Losses
 5. Options as Cash Generators
 6. Alternatives to Stock Purchase

7. Option Strategies in Down Markets
 Thinking Outside the Market Box
 The Long Put: The Overlooked Option
 Short Puts: A Variety of Strategies
 Comparing Rates of Return for Dissimilar Strike Prices
 Using Calls in Down Markets
 Evaluating Your Stock Positions
 Stock Positions and Risk Evaluation
 Options and Downside Risk
 Option Planning with Loss Carryover
 8. Combination Conservative Techniques
 9. Stock Selection and the Option Contract
 Appendix: Option Trading Strategies
 Glossary

Put Option Strategies for Smarter Trading: How to Protect and Build Capital in Turbulent Markets
 Contents
 Acknowledgments
 About the Author
 Introduction: Surviving in Volatile and Falling Markets
 1. The Flexible Nature of Options: Risks for All Levels
 2. Puts, the Other Options: The Overlooked Risk Hedge

3. ProfitTaking Without Selling Stock: An Elegant Solution
 The Insurance Put
 Key Point
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 Valuable Resource
 Picking the Best Long Put: Time, Proximity, and Cost
 Key Point
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 Buying Puts Versus Shortselling Stock
 Key Point
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 Rolling into Spreads to Offset Put Losses
 Key Point
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 Buying Puts to Protect Covered Call Positions
 Key Point
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 Tax Problems with Long Puts
 Key Point
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4. Swing Trading with Puts: Long and Short or Combined with Calls
 Key Point
 Basics of Swing Trading
 Key Point
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 A Swing Trading Method: Long and Short Stock
 Key Point
 The Alternative: Using Options
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 Variations on the Options Swing Trading Method
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 Multiple Contract Strategies
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 5. Put Strategies for Spreads: Hedging for Profit
 6. Put Strategies for Straddles: Profits in Either Direction
 7. Puts in the Ratio Spread: Altering the Balance
 8. Puts as Part of Synthetic Strategies: Playing Stocks Without the Risk
 9. Puts in Contrary Price Runups: Safe CounterPlays During Bear Markets

10. Uncovered Puts to Create Cash Flow: Rising Markets and Reversal Patterns
 The Uncovered Short Put
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 Evaluating Your Rate of Return from Selling Puts
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 Covered Short Straddles
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 Covered Short Spreads
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 Recovery Strategies for Exercised Covered Straddles and Spreads
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 Short Puts in Rising Markets: OneSided Swing Trading
 Key Point
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 Glossary
 Index
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Product information
 Title: Introduction to Trading and Investing with Options (Collection)
 Author(s):
 Release date: January 2011
 Publisher(s): Pearson
 ISBN: 9780132657914
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