Getting Started in Options

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 13, 2013 - Business & Economics - 300 pages
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A revised new edition of the easy-to-read, illustrated guide to the complex world of options investing

Investing in options is potentially very lucrative, but many shy away from it because of its complexity and the perception of high risk. In non-technical terms, this helpfully illustrated guide demystifies the options markets, distinguishes the imagined risks from the real ones, and arms investors with the facts they need to make informed, profitable decisions.

Carefully weaving examples, charts, and key points into the text, the book gives readers the skills to master the complex world of options, and also covers all the fundamental jargon and concepts.

  • Updated to include commentary on the current market and the growing importance of options as an investment vehicle
  • Another new addition to the successful "Getting Started In" series by Michael C. Thomsett
  • The perfect introductory guide to options for investors at any level of experience

For anyone who wants to invest in options but needs a straightforward and easy-to-read guide to the subject in order to do so, Getting Started in Options is a must-read.


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MICHAEL C. THOMSETT has written more than seventy books on investing, real estate, business, and management. He is the author of several Wiley books, including the previous editions of the bestselling Getting Started in Options, as well as Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis, Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, and Getting Started in Swing Trading. He contributes articles to many websites, including Minyanville Media and as well as investor-oriented magazines such as BetterInvesting and the AAII Journal.

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