No-Hype Options Trading: Myths, Realities, and Strategies That Really Work

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Wiley, Jan 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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A straightforward guide to successfully trading options

Options provide traders and investors with a wide range of strategies to lock in profits, reduce risk, generate income, or speculate on market direction. However, they are complex instruments and can be difficult to master if misunderstood.

No-Hype Options Trading offers the straight truth on how to trade the options market. In it, author Kerry Given provides realistic strategies to consistently generate income every month, while debunking many myths about options trading that tend to lead retail traders astray. Along the way, he makes a conscious effort to avoid complex strategies that are appropriate only for market makers or professional traders, and instead focuses on low-risk strategies that can be easily implemented and managed by a part-time trader.

  • Shows how you can use option spreads in conjunction with stocks to produce a regular stream of income
  • Each chapter includes exercises to help you master the material presented
  • Examines how you can adjust option positions as market conditions change in order to maintain an optimal risk/reward profile

Written for anyone interested in successfully trading options, this reliable resource cuts through the hype and misinformation that surrounds options trading and presents a realistic path to profits.

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About the author (2011)

KERRY W.GIVEN, PhD, is founder of Parkwood Capital, LLC, a business that consists of stock and options coaching, a monthly newsletter, a small hedge fund, and a trading advisory service. He writes a monthly column, "Ask Dr. Duke," for, and conducts monthly webinars with, SFO magazine. Given speaks frequently at trading conferences and on behalf of various option brokerage firms. He is the only options coach and educator who publishes his trading results live as they occur. Given earned his BS from the University of Florida and his PhD from the University of Minnesota.

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