An Introduction to Options Trading

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Wiley, Jan 11, 2007 - Business & Economics - 176 pages
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Explaining the theory and practice of options from scratch, this book focuses on the practical side of options trading, and deals with hedging of options and how options traders earn money by doing so.  Common terms in option theory are explained and readers are shown how they relate to profit.  The book gives the necessary tools to deal with options in practice and it includes mathematical formulae to lift explanations from a superficial level.  Throughout the book real-life examples will illustrate why investors use option structures to satisfy their needs.

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Frans de Weert is mathematician by training who is currently working as an equity derivatives trader at Barclays Capital, New York. After obtaining his masters in Mathematics, specializing in probability theory and financial mathematics at the University of Utrecht, he went on to do a research degree, M.Phil, in probability theory at the University of Manchester.

After his academic career he started working as trader for Barclays Capital in London. In this role he gained experience in trading many different derivative products on European and American equities. After two and half years in London, he moved to New York to start trading derivatives on both Latin American as well as US underlyings. Frans de Weert lives in New York city.

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