Thanks to Earn, my wife, for her devotion and patience.
To Zach Gajewski and Peter McCurdy, my editors at McGraw-Hill, for working with me to develop this book and helping me to see it through to completion.
I want to thank options expert Mark Wolfinger for fact checking the entire book, and for making exceptional suggestions and corrections. Without his help, the second edition would not have been completed.
I want to thank Sheldon Natenberg for taking the time to discuss volatility and options pricing with me.
I also want to thank Joe, Dave, Darren, Bill, and Juanita at Investor's Services at the OCC for patiently answering all my questions on the help line.
Hazel Garcia, for being an excellent assistant; Paula Florez, for helping ...