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Spread Trading: An Introduction to Trading Options in Nine Simple Steps by GREG JENSEN

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Introduction
If you’re brand new to the stock market, good. That’s why I’ve written this book—specifically to help you. I want to show you how to achieve phenomenal results in the stock market safely. I will assume you know nothing, and then walk you step-by-step all the way up to the best way of making money in the market known to man or beast.
What I’m talking about is “spread trading,” and it’s a form of “option trading.” If you’re not new to the stock market, but just new to these trades, that’s great, too. You’ll just go faster; you’ll run rather than walk.
So I’m assuming you have no training or experience in trading options and that you don’t really know what it is (in fact, if you have heard of it you’ve probably heard (1) that it’s advanced, and (2) that it’s risky), and you’re probably a little skeptical that any book can teach a communications major how to do it.
Probably most books couldn’t. Most books about the stock market are written by professional traders or college professors who’ve completely forgotten what it was like not to know anything. Trying to learn option trading from most experts is like trying to learn the tax code from an accountant: she’ll toss around big words that you’ve never heard of, while you nod your head periodically and hope you’re nodding in the right places. And if you ever actually muster up enough courage to ask what a particular term means, she’ll explain it to you using other terms you don’t understand. Eventually, you slink away and ...

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