Increasing Alpha with Options: Trading Strategies Using Technical Analysis and Market Indicators

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2010 - Business & Economics - 216 pages
Innovative trading strategies, which combine the use of technical analysis, market indicators, and options

In the new world of investing, money managers must deal with a variety of dynamics, products, analyses, and risk controls. They are also expected to achieve above-benchmark performance and profits, also known as alpha, as well as protect capital in the process. This can be difficult to achieve in today's turbulent market environment, but with Increasing Alpha with Options, author Scott Fullman, the Director of Derivative Investment Strategy for WJB Capital Group, offers some solid solutions.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliable resource outlines various trading strategies using a combination of technical analysis, market indicators, and options. Along the way, it skillfully details how these analytical techniques can help you capture profits while also protecting positions from adverse market conditions.

  • Details the varying elements of technical analysis, from chart type and analysis period to time itself
  • Highlights how to build strategies around reversal and continuation patterns, oscillators, and exchange-traded funds
  • Reveals how you can exploit small inefficiencies in the options marketplace

Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Increasing Alpha with Options will quickly familiarize you with everything from the various elements of technical analysis to leveraging the power of options, and show you how applying these tools and techniques to your trading or investing endeavors can improve overall performance.


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Why Technical Analysis?
The Basics of Technical Analysis
Trends and Their Ends
Building Strategies around Reversal
The Double Top
An Amazon Com Example
Oscillators and Strategies
Relative Performance
The Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Options
The Other Greeks
When Conditions Change
The Changing Environment
Using Options to Protect Capital
Hedging the Broad Portfolio
When to Invest When to Trade
All About Resources

ETF Strategies
Efficient PricingMostly
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About the author (2010)

SCOTT H. FULLMAN is Director, Derivative Investment Strategy, for WJB Capital Group. During his thirty-plus years in financial services, he has created tools and platforms for several firms. He has also served on various exchange and industry committees that have led to improvements and new products. Fullman is a member of the Market Technicians Association, a chartered market technician, and holds numerous FINRA licenses. He has written many articles for industry journals, is quoted frequently in media, and speaks at professional conferences across the United States.

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