The rookie's guide to Options free download

The rookie’s guide to Options free download

The rookie’s guide to Options free download  (2nd edition) (The Beginner’s Handbook of Trading Equity Options) is for All investors who are interested in expanding their investing knowledge can benefit. Options are versatile investment tools that can be used in a wide variety of strategies. This book teaches you to use options intelligently—and that means using them as they were originally designed—to reduce risk.

Category: Options

Author: Mark Wolfinger

Language: English

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Introduction

Who can benefit from reading this book?

All investors who are interested in expanding their investing knowledge can benefit. Options are versatile investment tools that can be used in a wide variety of strategies. This book teaches you to use options intelligently—and that means using them as they were originally designed—to reduce risk.

Are you a very conservative investor who wants to protect the value of a stock market portfolio? You can use options to accomplish that. And you can obtain that insurance protection at little or no cost. Interested? Options are for you.

Are you a fairly conservative investor looking to invest in the stock market with reduced risk of loss? Options are for you. You will have fewer losing trades when you adopt any of several strategies that enhance your chances of coming
out of any trade with a net profit.

Are you someone who has never used options but is familiar with the workings of the stock market? Options are for you. Depending on your investment objectives and just how much risk you are willing to assume, there are suitable option strategies that target steady income or high probability trades.

There are strategies that allow you to buy stock below current market value or sell stock above current market value. Are you an aggressive investor – someone who is much more interested in making money than in protecting current assets? Options are for you. There are strategies that provide the opportunity to make substantial returns on your
investment—with limited risk.

Are you a gambler? Or do you have extra cash burning a hole in your pocket? Well, you too can use options. My purpose in writing this book is to encourage you to adopt more conservative option plays, but if you prefer to take chances, that is your decision. At least let me show you how to use options so that you have a reasonable chance of being successful. There is no need to adopt methods that offer only a small probability of working.

Whatever your investment objectives, options can help you achieve your goals capital preservation slow and steady growth with reduced risk aggressive growth with limited risk speculation.

Contents- The rookie’s guide to Options free download 

Part I. Option Essentials & Background Information 8
Chapter 1: Option Basics 9
Chapter 2: Exchange-Traded Options 21
Chapter 3: Buying and Selling Options 31
Chapter 4: The Mechanics of Trading 39
Chapter 5: What is an Option Worth? 47
Chapter 6: Volatility 59
Chapter 7: The Importance of Risk Management 73

Part II. The Basic Conservative Strategies 77
Chapter 8: The Basic Conservative Option Strategies 78
Chapter 9: Covered Call Writing: Preparing to Trade 85
Chapter 10: Covered Call Writing: Making the Trade 97
Chapter 11: Covered Call Writing: After the Trade 115
Chapter 12: Collars: The Ultimate Portfolio Insurance Policy 133
Chapter 13: Writing Cash-Secured Puts 159
Chapter 14: Equivalent Positions 183

Part III. Beyond the Basics 201
Chapter 15: The Greeks 202
Chapter 16: European-Style Index Options 219
Chapter 17: Credit Spreads 233
Chapter 18: Iron Condors 263
Chapter 19: Thoughts on Risk Management 289
Chapter 20: Calendar Spreads 321
Chapter 21: Double Diagonals 333
Chapter 22: Exercising an Option 351
Afterword 359
Appendices

About the author

Mark Wolfinger has been in the options business since 1977, starting as a market maker on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He is now an author and educator of individual investors, specializing in the conservative use stock options.

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1942, he resides in Evanston, Illinois with his life partner Penny. He received a BS degree from Brooklyn College and a PhD from Northwestern University (Chemistry).

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