How I Trade Options

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 28, 2002 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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"To much of the outside world, trading appears to be as incomprehensible as rocket science. What Jon Najarian has done in this engaging and very readable book is to 'demystify' the world of options for both the aspiring trader and the retail investor. How I Trade Options is a rare opportunity to look over the shoulder of this experienced options trader, teacher, and lecturer." -Lewis J. Borsellino, CEO/Founder, www.TeachTrade.Com; Author, The Day Trader: From the Pit to the PC

"How I Trade Options gives retail investors who have little or no prior knowledge the insight into how options work and how to use them effectively and responsibly. For those who want to learn about options, this is a rare opportunity to learn from a master trader. Najarian shows commitment to educating investors on the use of options to enhance their portfolios." -Rance Masheck, President, Quantum Vision Inc.

"Not only is Jon Najarian a Supertrader, he is a Superteacher. I owe much of my good fortune to Jon Najarian. I learned more from him than I had learned in an entire decade-plus it was fun! Jon's abilities to make his profitable trading strategies understandable are sure to make How I Trade Options a must-have tool that every option trader will want to own." -Don Fishback, Developer of the Fishback Option Pricing Model

"Jon Najarian is a world-class options trader and a world class options educator. His crystal clear explanations of such strategies as vertical spreads empower the average investor to participate in attractive options approaches that, until now, have been dominated by professional traders." -Bernie Schaeffer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Schaeffer's Investment Research, Inc.

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I bought this book a few years ago from an AD in IBD (Investors Business Daily); then I subscribed to Jon Najarian's options service for $250 a month! Now I just wonder how much of a sucker can one be?
The book is useless and reads more like a poorly edited newspaper article than a book. It is disorganized, lacks any useful ideas or information about options or options trading. The whole thing
is a genuine SCAM ! do not buy this book. I got bored reading it, though I did speed read the later chapters in the hope of finding some redeeming quality, to no avail. I threw the book away.
I am embarrassed to admit all this, that is how bad this book and the options service was.
 

Contents

chapter
1
chapter 2
21
chapter 3
47
chapter 4
69
chapter 5
89
playing the broad market
111
chapter 7
130
chapter 8
155
chapter 9
173
what changes what stays the same
189
glossary
207
index
223
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About the author (2002)

JON NAJARIAN ("Dr. J") is President of Mercury Trading Co. in Chicago, Illinois, one of the largest option specialist firms in the United States. He has traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) since 1981 and is an active trader on and off the floor. He is also chairman of O. N. E. Financial News and has served on the board of the CBOE. He hosts a financial segment on FOX Morning News and is a frequent speaker at seminars nationwide.

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