Trading Options: Using Technical Analysis to Design Winning Trades

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 31, 2014 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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A thorough guide to technical analysis methods applied for success in the options market

Though still not widely practiced or accepted in the options market, technical analysis is becoming increasingly common. As the practice spreads, traders are discovering how useful technical analysis is for determining clear entry and exit signals. Trading Options: Using Technical Analysis to Design Winning Trades takes the standard technical analysis approach and applies it to the options market. Author Greg Harmon combines technical analysis with a deep understanding of the options market to explain how to design technically created trades that lead to outsized gains with low costs of entry and managed risk. The book covers trend determination, security identification and selection, tools and trade design, and executing, hedging, and adjusting trades.

  • Ideal for individual investors and options traders
  • Identifies and applies mainstream technical analysis methods to the volatile options market
  • Perfect for stock traders that wish to delve in to technical analysis and options
  • Written by the founder of Dragonfly Capital Management, which provides daily technical analysis of securities markets and trade ideas, and CIO of Presidium Capital Management which provides money management for clients
 

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Contents

Sector Review Analysis
2-2
Part
2-14
Chapter
2-36
Chapter
4-18
Price Derivatives Momentum and Other Indicators
5-19
TheWatch Listand Initial Plan
6-16
Options Strategies
6-26
Options Combinations
6-34
Design and Execution
6-55
Trading Plan
6-64
Execution and Beyond
11-22
Conclusion
11-31

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About the author (2014)

GREG HARMON, CMT, CFA founded Dragonfly Capital Management, LLC to provide daily technical analysis of securities markets and consulting services to the marketplace. He is also a Founding Partner and CIO of Presidium Capital Management, an asset management firm investing for clients in separate accounts. Prior to that, he spent time trading in the Securities markets beginning in 1986. He has held senior positions including Head of Global Trading, Head of Product Development, Head of Strategy, and Director of Equity and Portfolio Swaps Trading at Chase Manhattan, State Street Corporation, and BNP Paribas. Greg earned an MBA in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

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