Options Trading

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Penguin, Sep 13, 2016 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Even for the experienced trader, options trading can be a risky and intimidating investment strategy. However, with the right strategies and approach, it can be an exciting investment option that can pay serious dividends. Through logical, step-by-step guidance Idiot's Guides: Options Trading gives you the tools you need to reduce risk, while boosting the odds for success with these volatile and unpredictable investments. You will learn about all of the common types of options including index, ETF, and equity options, and then move into newer strategies including binary options and the new 20-minute options. Idiot's Guides: Options Trading will help you decide how to choose the approach that fits your investment strategies, how to weigh option costs and benefits, understand options contracts, use technical analysis to evaluate opportunities, and how to minimize risk while building a strategy that maximizes gains while protecting against market fluctuations.

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Introduction to Options Trading
How Options Work
Exchanges Brokers and Other Market Institutions
The Greeks
Options Valuation and Trading Strategies
The VIX and Other Market Indicators
Beginning Options Trading
Call Strategies
Put Strategies
Combination Strategies
Advanced and Synthetic Strategies
Synthetic Securities
Technical Analysis

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Ann Logue CFA, MBA, is the author of numerous books on financial topics and has written about the industry for Barron's, Entrepreneur, and Newsweek Japan. She is a lecturer in finance at the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaching both undergraduate and MBA students about corporation finance and international financial markets, and has been a visiting lecturer at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Ann holds a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and an MBA with concentrations in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago. She is a regular blogger on business and current events at Popdose.com.