Getting Started in Options

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 8, 2009 - Business & Economics - 416 pages
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An easy-to-read and updated guide to the dynamic world of options investing

During the recent market turmoil, option trading volume actually increased, but many are still unsure of the opportunities that options present, simply because they don't fully understand how this market works. With Getting Started in Options, Eighth Edition, author Michael C. Thomsett looks to change this. In non-technical, easy-to-follow terms, this accessible guide thoroughly demystifies the options markets, distinguishes the imagined risks from the real ones, and arms investors with the facts they need to make more informed decisions.

  • Opens with an introduction commenting on the recent market turmoil and the growing importance of options
  • Contains new chapters on futures and index options
  • Includes sidebar definitions and easy-to-follow examples that anyone can understand

Besides new examples, updated charts, and timely additions to reflect important changes in the markets, this edition also includes discussions on other important options issues, such as: how to calculate options returns; "test run" activities to try out new theories; and much more.

 

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A good book to read if you buy options
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A good book for the subject From E. C. Public Library

Contents

Introduction to the 8th Edition
1
Chapter 1 Calls and Puts Defining the Field of Play
5
Chapter 2 Opening Closing Tracking How It All Works
47
Chapter 3 Buying Calls Maximizing the Rosy View
75
Chapter 4 Buying Puts The Positive Side of Pessimism
101
Chapter 5 Selling Calls Conservative and Profitable
127
Chapter 6 Selling Puts The Overlooked Strategy
169
Chapter 7 Choosing Stocks Finding the Right Ingredients
187
Chapter 10 Paper Trading A Test Run of the Theory
303
Chapter 11 Options for Specialized Trading Leveraging the Technical Approach
311
Chapter 12 Leveraging Your Leverage
331
Chapter 13 Trading Index Options Playing the Broader Market
339
Chapter 14 Risk and Taxes Rules of the Game
349
Chapter 15 Calculating the Return A Complex Aspect to Options
367
Glossary
381
Recommended Reading
399

Chapter 8 Strategies in Volatile Markets Uncertainty as an Advantage
231
Chapter 9 Combined Techniques Creative Risk Management
249

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About the author (2009)

Michael C. Thomsett has written more than sixty books on investing, real estate, business, and management. He is the author of several Wiley books, including the seven previous editions of the bestselling Getting Started in Options, as well as Getting Started in Property Flipping and three editions of Getting Started in Real Estate Investing.

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