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Option Spread Strategies

Author : Anthony J. Saliba
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Spread trading—trading complex, multi-leg structures--is the new frontier for the individual options trader. This book covers spread strategies, both of the limited-risk and unlimited-risk varieties, and how and when to use them. All eight of the multi-leg strategies are here: the covered-write, verticals, collars and reverse-collars, straddles and strangles, butterflies, calendar spreads, ratio spreads, and backspreads. Vocabulary, exercises and quizzes are included throughout the book to reinforce lessons. Saliba, Corona, and Johnson are the authors of Option Strategies for Directionless Markets.

Proven Option Spread Trading Strategies

Author : Billy Williams
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An 1/8th of an inch doesn't sound like much of an edge but in the Olympic 100 meter sprint it's the difference between taking home the gold medal or the silver medal. Like the world of sports, successful option trading comes down to a few simple edges that can be the difference between making the lion's share of profits or just ending up the lion's lunch on Wall Street. As a 25-year veteran of the stock and options markets as well as a frequent contributor to Futures Magazine, Traders.com Advantage, MoneyMorning.com, and other financial publications, I know from experience that the leverage and risk control provided by option trading strategies is unmatched. The dirty secret that most option trading books won't tell you is that most options end up expiring worthless. Worse, even if you're right about the direction and time your option trade perfectly, a rise or fall in the option's volatility can still cause a loss. And, for those who are trying to build up to option trading in your spare time, it can be tough trying to watch the markets from open-to-close when you're juggling work, family, and other responsibilities. To succeed, you need to arm yourself with strategies that put the odds in your favor, not work against you. The good news is that options have the flexibility to craft easy option spread positions that profit from time decay, not just price movement. Even better, using these option strategies, you can enjoy more winning trades, greater consistency in performance, and a smoother equity curve by making time decay work for you instead of against you. In this book, you'll learn: * How to pick the best trades and in what markets. * What tools you're going to need. * Detail how simple the strategies are and how to use them. * Simple tools to help you make your trade decisions. * Which moving averages help you determine the trend. * What simple indicators to use. * How to know which option to sell so that you make the most money. * How to know which option to trade to lower our risk and increase winning percentages. * What to do if things don't go as planned (this is going to be your backup plan to keep you from suffering unnecessary losses). * Risk management strategies to help you grow your account while controlling your risk. * And, alot more. Start today in learning how to make greater and more consistent returns by going to the orange buy button in the upper right-hand side side of the page to download this book and get started now!

Option Spread Trading

Author : Russell Rhoads
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A practical guide to unlocking the power of option spreads When dealing with option spreads your looking to purchase one option in conjunction with the sale of another option. If managed properly, these spreads can provide experienced investors with the potential for large returns without undertaking a great deal of risk. Option Spread Trading provides a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand explanation of option spreads, and shows you how to select the best spread strategy for any given market outlook. Along the way, author Russell Rhoads discusses spread strategies that can be used to profit from a strong up or down directional move in a stock, a stagnant market, or a highly volatile market. He also details how you can harness the leverage of options to create a low-risk position that provides the potential for a big profit. All manner of spreads are covered, from calendar and horizontal spreads to vertical and diagonal spreads Highlights how you can monitor and adjust an existing spread position and provides tips on how to exit a spread trade Includes exercises and examples to test and reinforce your knowledge of the concepts presented Option spread trading has become increasingly popular with active traders and investors. Gain a better understanding of this powerful approach with Option Spread Trading as your guide.

The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations Website

Author : Scott Nations
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The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations

Author : Scott Nations
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Get a handle on option spreads to hike profit and squashloss The Complete Book of Option Spreads and Combinations isthe definitive educational resource and reference guide for usingoption spreads and other common sense option strategies. Thisuseful guide shows readers how to select the right strategy fortheir market outlook and risk/reward comfort level by describingthe inner workings of each strategy and how they are affected byunderlying market movements, implied volatility, and time decay.Even more importantly, readers will understand where each strategyperforms well, and the market conditions where each should beavoided. Once the proper strategy is selected, readers will learnhow to identify the best options to use based on "moneyness" andtime to expiration. The companion website features tools includingan option pricing tool and implied volatility calculator to helpall traders implement these concepts effectively. There are many different types of spreads, and while less riskythan other option strategies in general, they are more complex,with more variables to monitor. This guide serves as a handbook forthe trader wanting to exploit options to the greatest possiblebenefit. Generate monthly income by selling covered strangles Use call spreads to recover from a losing stock position Protect an existing stock position using put diagonals Discover the best strategies for directional market plays Option spreads are a great tool for traders who would rather bean option seller but who need to limit their risk. The CompleteBook of Option Spreads and Combinations identifies thosestrategies that benefit from option erosion but that limitrisk. If managed properly, spreads can provide both novice andexperienced investors with the potential for a large return whilelimiting risk. Electronic trading platforms and reduced brokeragecommissions have increased option spread trading, which shouldoccupy a spot in every savvy investor's toolkit. Comprehensive andauthoritative, The Complete Book of Option Spreads andCombinations provides a valuable manual and lastingreference.

The Bible of Options Strategies

Author : Guy Cohen
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"Guy Cohen is the master when it comes to taming the complexities of options. From buying calls and puts to iron butterflies and condors, Guy explains these strategies in a clear and concise manner that options traders of any level can understand. His chapter on options and taxes is especially welcomed (and needed). The Bible of Options Strategies is a straightforward, easy-to-use reference work that should occupy a space on any options trader's bookshelf." –Bernie Schaeffer, Chairman and CEO, Schaeffer's Investment Research, Inc. "The author delivers clarity, insight and perception making learning about options a joy, and practicing the art of making money that much easier: truly a bible from a guru." –Alpesh B. Patel, Author and Financial Times Columnist "Guy Cohen truly makes learning about options easy in this fact-filled guide. Bullet points make for a quick and enlightened read, getting to the heart of what you really need to know about each options strategy. This book is a must for any serious trader's library." –Price Headley, Founder, BigTrends.com Pick the right options strategies...implement them step-by-step...maximize your profits! Introducing today's first and only comprehensive reference to contemporary options trading! OptionEasy creator Guy Cohen identifies today's popular strategies...and tells you exactly how and when to use each one and what hazards to look out for! It's all here.... Basic Strategies including Buying and shorting shares, calls, and puts. Income Strategies including Covered Call, Naked Put, Bull Put Spread, Bear Call Spread, Long Iron Butterfly, Long Iron Condor, Calendar Call, Diagonal Call... Vertical Spreads including Bull Call Spread, Bull Put Spread, Bear Call Spread, Bear Put Spread, Ladders... Volatility Strategies including Straddle, Strangle, Guts, Short Butterflies, Short Condors... Sideways Strategies including Short Straddle, Short Strangle, Short Guts, Long Butterflies, Long Condors... Leveraged Strategies including Call Ratio Backspread, Put Ratio Backspread, Ratio Spreads... Synthetic Strategies including Collar, Synthetic Call, Synthetic Put, Synthetic Straddles, Synthetic Futures, Combos, Box Spread... ...and many more strategies... Plus essential tax-saving information, and more! No other book presents this much authoritative, current information on options trading strategies Covers all of today's best income, volatility, leveraged, synthetic, and sideways market strategies Discover why each strategy works, when it's appropriate, and how to use it—step by step Includes a full chapter on tax issues associated with options strategies By Guy Cohen, whose OptionEasy application has helped thousands of traders achieve breakthrough results! The Bible of Options Strategies is the definitive reference to contemporary options trading: the one book you need by your side whenever you trade. Options expert Guy Cohen systematically presents today's most effective strategies for trading options: how and why they work, when they're appropriate, when they're inappropriate, and how to use each one responsibly and with confidence. The only reference of its kind, this book will help you identify and implement the optimal strategy for every opportunity, trading environment, and goal. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Trading Options for Edge

Author : Mark Sebastian
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If you have experience in option trading, or a strong understanding of the options markets, but want to better understand how to trade given certain market conditions, this is the book for you. Many people have some knowledge of trading strategies, but have no idea how to pull it all together. Mark Sebastian’s latest book will teach trade evaluation, using Greeks, trading various spreads under different market conditions, portfolio-building, and risk management. Sebastian’s approach will help traders understand how to find edge, what kind of trade under what conditions will capture edge, and how to create and successfully hedge to help you build your own personal Goldman Sachs or Merrill Lynch. The book demonstrates how to structure a portfolio of trades that makes more money with less risk. Click here to watch the author's interviews with Fox Business and Nasdaq: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5759956686001/ https://youtu.be/dOEJ118vMnA

Options Made Simple

Author : Jacqueline Clarke
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The sixth book in the Wrightbooks Made Simple series, Options Made Simple is an uncomplicated guide to trading options for beginners. This book outlines some simple, easy to understand strategies anyone can use to start trading options. The book will be a succinct paperback with lower price point, and provide the perfect first step into trading options. An option is a binding contract that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date ̈C it has strictly defined terms and properties. Options are very versatile and allow you to change your position according to the situation ̈C they can be speculative or conservative depending on your trading strategy, but the risk can be mitigated by having a firm basic understanding. The Made Simple series is the perfect vehicle for this content as readers are taken step©\by©\step through everything they need to know about trading options ̈C including what can go wrong! ̈C and can work out which strategies they are most comfortable with.

Option Strategies

Author : Parameswaran
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Option Strategies covers investment strategies that can be undertaken with the help of call and put options. Market participants would find this book an invaluable source of information on the mechanics of implementing hedging and speculative trading strategies, and the associated payoffs and profits. Each strategy has been diagrammatically illustrated.

How To Make Money Trading Options

Author : Balkrishna M. Sadekar
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How to Make Money Trading Options without Worrying about the Market's Direction This is a pioneering book on using options to generate regular income through non-directional trading, namely making money without really having to predict the underlying stock's or market's direction. It reveals and explains: ● The concept and nature of non-directional options trading ● Why non-directional trading doesn't require much analysis of charts or price patterns, etc. ● How to construct non-directional option trading strategies ● How non-directional option strategies can easily be repeated to produce a monthly paycheck for the trader ● How to fine tune these strategies to suit your trading style. The centerpiece of the book is the thorough exposition and analysis of a powerful, tested non-directional options trading strategy. The author dissects the strategy with the help of real life examples and 150+ charts, highlighting how to manage non-directional trades through various stages and situations. The book will equally benefit directional traders through its lucid explanation of popular options strategies of leveraging, hedging, and speculation – and even for buying stocks cheaper by using options. Plus, of course, it will enable options traders to diversify and generate income through non-directional trading as well.

Get Rich with Options

Author : Lee Lowell
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A detailed guide to successfully trading stock and commodity options After numerous years as an options market-maker in the trenches of the New York Mercantile Exchange, few analysts know how to make money trading options like author Lee Lowell. Now, in the Second Edition of Get Rich with Options, Lowell returns to show you exactly what works and what doesn't. Filled with in-depth insight and expert advice, this reliable resource provides you with the knowledge and strategies needed to achieve optimal results within the options market. It quickly covers the basics before moving on to the four options trading strategies that have helped Lowell profit in this arena time and again: buying deep-in-the-money call options, selling naked put options, selling option credit spreads, and selling covered calls. Breaks down four of the best options trading strategies currently available Explains how to set up a home-based business with the best options trading software, tools, and Web sites Contains detailed discussions of how options can be used as a hedging or speculating instrument With this book as your guide, you'll quickly see options in a whole new light and learn how to become part of a small group of investors who consistently win.

Options

Author : Michael C Thomsett
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With over 300,000 copies sold, the new edition of this comprehensive mentoring guide clearly presents all of the essential information needed to learn to trade options. Whereas most options books focus on profit and loss opportunities, this book addresses the issues of hedging market risks in an equity portfolio head on. The author presents the compelling argument that options should not be thought of as risky stand-alone trading vehicles, but offer greater value as a coordinated strategic methodology for managing equity portfolio risks as presented in numerous examples in this book. Divided into four parts, Options reflects a guiding standard of the past nine editions and includes: Crystal clear explanations of the attributes and strategies of calls and puts. A chapter on the short life of an option. This, missing in almost every options book, is a key to understanding options trading. Examples in Part 1 showing different trading strategies on both sides of the trade. The second part of the book is about closing positions; taking profit, exercising, expirations or rolling forward your position, risk analysis, profit calculations, and the impact of volatility. The third part simplifies the complex issues of advanced strategies including the various spreads, combining spreads to successfully hedge other positions and how certain strategies work. Each spread is covered in at least one detailed example. The final part is on evaluating risk. The unquestioned benefits of hedging risk and strategies that are virtually guaranteed to succeed that are generally the domain of the investment giants along with many examples are discussed. The book’s broad coverage makes it an incredibly valuable desk reference to any trader in options. You won’t get explanations like these on the internet. Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker, and coach. His many books include Stock Market Math, Candlestick Charting, The Mathematics of Options, and A Technical Approach to Trend Analysis. Click here to see an interview with the author. https://youtu.be/8bgrgLB3Mx4

Option Strategies for Directionless Markets

Author : Anthony J. Saliba
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Making great trades in a directionless market can be a challenge, and directionless markets occur more frequently than bull and bear markets combined. Options pioneer Anthony J. Saliba provides the tools and tactics needed to take advantage of a sideways market. Saliba focuses on strategies in the butterfly family of options: butterflies, condors, and iron butterflies, showing how to the use these sophisticated tools in directionless markets. This hands-on guide illustrates numerous market scenarios to show you step-by-step how and when to apply these butterfly strategies. You’ll find out how to identify, enter, manage, and exit a trade. Exercises and quizzes test your comprehension to make sure you have the knowledge to tackle directionless markets.

An Investor s Guide to Trading Options

Author : Virginia B. Morris
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An Investor's Guide to Trading Options covers everything from calls and puts to collars and rolling up, over, or out. It takes the mystery out of options contracts, explains the language of options trading, and lays out some popular options strategies that may suit various portfolios and market forecasts. If you're curious about options, this guide provides the answers to your questions.

Option Strategies for Sophisticated Traders

Author : Mitch Crask
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The switch spread is an option strategy using basic concepts, outlooks, and strategies of an option debit spread or straddle. Each option strategy is explained in detail. Therefore, if an investor is willing to take the time to carefully work through each example, a working knowledge of options, although useful, is not necessary. Relevant references on options, futures, single stock futures and other derivatives are provided at the end of each chapter. A complete reference section is provided at the end of the book. This book presents a strategy combining two derivatives to increase the profitability of option debit spreads. The strategy is called a switch spread because one of the option positions is replaced, or switched, with a futures contract. The switch spread is an option strategy using basic concepts, outlooks, and strategies of an option debit spread or straddle. Each option strategy is explained in detail. Therefore, if an investor is willing to take the time to carefully work through each example, a working knowledge of options, although useful, is not necessary. Relevant references on options, futures, single stock futures and other derivatives are provided at the end of each chapter. A complete reference section is provided at the end of the book.

The Options Workbook

Author : Anthony J. Saliba
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Dynamic and growing, the volume of options trades on CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) is exploding with the increase in computerized trading by both seasoned traders as well as sophisticated investors. The Options Workbook is for all online investors and traders looking to sharpen their trading skills and increase their profits, Tony Saliba, the world's leading options trainer, shares the secrets he has used for more 20 years, first to train his own traders, then to train the traders. He explains not only the basics of options trading, but offers specific trading tactics and hands-on tools within the book and online. :

Options Made Easy

Author : Guy Cohen
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Master option trading, visually, hands-on -- and discover the powerful, easy-to-use OVI indicator that leads the market, revealing what the world's savviest option traders are doing right now! Learn option trading from the newest edition of Guy Cohen's international best-seller Options Made Easy, which has earned a worldwide reputation for its simplicity, clarity and hands-on practicality. With outstanding graphics for step-by-step learning, this easy tutorial packed with real trades is designed to reinforce every new trader's learning experience. Using plain English and clear illustrations to explain each key trading strategy, Cohen avoids complex math while effortlessly delivering the practical knowledge traders need. Now, in this eagerly-anticipated Third Edition, Cohen updates all examples and data, utilizing the market's new option symbols throughout, and presenting a more streamlined, focused, and up-to-date review of relevant chart patterns and technical analyses. Most important, he thoroughly introduces his breakthrough OVI indicator, revealing how it captures the implications of actual option transaction data, and presents signals even beginners can use to earn consistent profits. Step by step, Cohen walks traders through: Filtering for stocks and selecting the right strategy for each situation Implementing proven strategies for income, including covered calls and bull put spreads Trading volatility through straddles and strangles Using butterflies and condors to trade rangebound markets Understanding trading psychology and its impact on option trades And much more

The Option Trading Low Risk Short Spread

Author : Michael C. Thomsett
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Contrary to popular opinion, there are low-risk short option strategies--and here’s how to make them work for you. Is there such a thing as a low-risk short option strategy? Many traders and investors do not think so, but in fact there is one way to put together a short spread that will not break the bank. A combined covered call and uncovered put accomplish this, assuming that a few basic precautions are followed. First among these is....

Trading Options For Dummies

Author : George A. Fontanills
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Advanced Options Trading

Author : Kevin Kraus
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As an active trader in today’s market, you are faced with unprecedented challenges. Dramatic price swings in equity, debt, and currency have made it tougher than ever to manage and trade risk. But with great risk, of course, comes great opportunity— and Advanced Options Trading delivers a detailed system for successfully trading options in a highly volatile and unpredictable global market. Noted options educator and owner of his own brokerage house, Kevin M. Kraus explains the best practices for using options to capture premium, reduce equity purchase prices, manage the costs of buying options, and control portfolio risk—critical skills for finding steady profits in our ever-shifting economic landscape. He offers a close examination of the nature of volatility and what it means for investors, whether they’re just getting started or are veterans of the options market. Advanced Options Trading covers: The critical nature of forward-looking implied volatility Ways to level the volatility playing field with options Techniques for adding value to a portfolio while managing risk The functions of price hedging— and how to do it effectively Interest rate options and which factors drive debt markets Options analysis techniques Options are among the most valuable tools for hedging and risk management, and they also function as profitable investment vehicles, allowing you to make bearish trades through radical market shifts. Advanced Options Trading provides a solid foundation on the options market, along with the necessary skills for trading and managing risk in today’s constantly expanding and contracting market.