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Title:
Getting started in options
Author:
Thomsett, Michael C.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780471613350

9780471614883
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

How to invest in options. Options have one feature most other investments do not: versatility. Most people associate options with high risk, but options can also be used in many conservative investment strategies as well. This guide introduces ``puts'' and ``calls,'' and shows how to use them to best advantage. All terms and phrases unique to the options market are explained and there is an illustrated glossary. Every strategy, concept, and method of option investing is presented in clear, nontechnical language, supported by helpful examples. Shows how to use options for risky speculation, or conservative hedging.


Summary

How to invest in options. Options have one feature most other investments do not: versatility. Most people associate options with high risk, but options can also be used in many conservative investment strategies as well. This guide introduces ``puts'' and ``calls,'' and shows how to use them to best advantage. All terms and phrases unique to the options market are explained and there is an illustrated glossary. Every strategy, concept, and method of option investing is presented in clear, nontechnical language, supported by helpful examples. Shows how to use options for risky speculation, or conservative hedging.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Element Keyp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Calls and Puts: Defining the Field of Playp. 5
Chapter 2 Opening, Closing, Tracking: How It All Worksp. 47
Chapter 3 Buying Calls: Maximizing the Rosy Viewp. 75
Chapter 4 Buying Puts: The Positive Side of Pessimismp. 99
Chapter 5 Selling Calls: Conservative and Profitablep. 123
Chapter 6 Choosing Stocks: Finding the Right Ingredientsp. 165
Chapter 7 Strategies in Volatile Markets: Uncertainty as an Advantagep. 209
Chapter 8 Selling Puts: The Overlooked Strategyp. 227
Chapter 9 Combined Techniques: Creative Risk Managementp. 245
Chapter 10 Paper Trading: A Test Run of the Theoryp. 297
Chapter 11 Options for Specialized Trading: Leveraging the Technical Approachp. 305
Chapter 12 Risk and Taxes: Rules of the Gamep. 325
Chapter 13 Calculating the Return: A Complex Aspect to Optionsp. 343
Glossaryp. 357
Recommended Readingp. 375
Indexp. 377
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Element Keyp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Calls and Puts: Defining the Field of Playp. 5
Chapter 2 Opening, Closing, Tracking: How It All Worksp. 47
Chapter 3 Buying Calls: Maximizing the Rosy Viewp. 75
Chapter 4 Buying Puts: The Positive Side of Pessimismp. 99
Chapter 5 Selling Calls: Conservative and Profitablep. 123
Chapter 6 Choosing Stocks: Finding the Right Ingredientsp. 165
Chapter 7 Strategies in Volatile Markets: Uncertainty as an Advantagep. 209
Chapter 8 Selling Puts: The Overlooked Strategyp. 227
Chapter 9 Combined Techniques: Creative Risk Managementp. 245
Chapter 10 Paper Trading: A Test Run of the Theoryp. 297
Chapter 11 Options for Specialized Trading: Leveraging the Technical Approachp. 305
Chapter 12 Risk and Taxes: Rules of the Gamep. 325
Chapter 13 Calculating the Return: A Complex Aspect to Optionsp. 343
Glossaryp. 357
Recommended Readingp. 375
Indexp. 377