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The conservative investor's guide to trading options
Gross, LeRoy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 207 pages ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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HG6042 .G76 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Originally published almost a decade ago, LeRoy Gross'sauthoritative, yet highly accessible book has been the onlyresource available for conservative investors looking to furthertheir investment goals with options. Now, with a new Introductionby the bestselling author Larry McMillan, The ConservativeInvestor's Guide to Trading Options has been updated to help marketpractitioners of the present garner the same rewards reaped byinvestors of the past.

Using the clear, balanced approach he used with his clients duringa long career in the securities industry, Gross explores thevarious options strategies most frequently employed with individualstocks, examines the risk factors associated with each, and offersa unique perspective on how to use options as a hedging tool. Frombuy stock/write call to sell stock/buy call, the strategies coveredare designed to help investors be better able to increase stockincome, reduce stock risk, and seek stock profits. In addition torecommended systems, Gross also points out those that conservativeinvestors should avoid, including naked cal writing, calendarspread, and call option butterfly spread.

With clear, easy-to-understand explanations, here's where you'llfind complete details on:
* Reading and understanding option tables.
* Entering option orders.
* Negotiating commission discounts.
* Understanding the language of options trading with a completeglossary.

Filled with practical examples and no-nonsense information, this isessential reading for all those who want to expand their portfoliosusing conservative option strategies.

Author Notes

The late LEROY GROSS was vice president and options specialist at PaineWebber and the founder of the National Options Sales Department of the Reynolds Company. His other books include The Art of Selling Intangibles, Phone Power, and Selling Investment Products. He also appeared in two videos, Mining the Cold Call Gold and How to Be a Top Producer.

Table of Contents

Option Strategies For Conservative Investors
Reading and Understanding Option Tables
What You Should Know About Entering Option Orders
Commission Discounts Increase Your Return on Investment
The Buy Stock-Write Call Strategy
The Sell Stock-Buy Call Strategy
Buying Puts on Owned Stock to Preserve Profit and Limit Risk
Straddle Writing for the Conservative Investor
Selling Puts Backed by 100% Cash Reserves
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Guide Rules