1. Pricing Basics

The financial markets are a zero sum game where every dollar won by one investor is lost by another. Knowledge and trading tools are the differentiating factors that determine whether an investor lands on the winning or losing side. This book is designed to help investors expand their knowledge of pricing and trading dynamics. The problems are designed to be solved using basic principles and simple tools such as paper, pencil, and a calculator or spreadsheet program. Although you are strongly encouraged to become familiar with the use of an option pricing calculator, that skill will not be required to complete the problems in this book. However, it is always advantageous to explore different pricing scenarios with an option ...

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