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Exit Strategies for Covered Call Writing

Author : Alan Ellman
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Exit Strategies for Covered Call Writing reveals the best and most effective procedures to manage your stock option positions. After selling a call option, many investors simply permit the result to run its own course through expiration Friday. This will cost you money! By administering well-thought-out exit strategies, based on sound fundamental and technical principles along with your common sense, your profits will be maximized and your losses will be diminished. Alan Ellman, author of the best-selling Cashing In on Covered Calls, speaks to the average blue collar investors of the world. In a practical and straightforward manner, he offers sound, honest, and easy-to-understand management techniques that will take the mystery out of covered call writing. Inside you will discover and learn about: What exit strategies can do for youThe key parameters to considerExit strategy alternativesExecuting exit strategy tradesReal-life examplesProfiting with the Ellman calculatorAnd much more

Options Math for Traders

Author : Scott Nations
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A practical guide to the math behind options and how that knowledge can improve your trading performance No book on options can guarantee success, but if a trader understands and utilizes option math effectively, good things are going to happen. The idea behind Options Math for Traders + Website is to help retail option traders understand some of the basic tenants and enduring relationships of options, and option math, that professional and institutional traders rely on every day. This book skillfully highlights those strategies that are inherently superior from an option math point of view and explains what drives that superiority while also examining why some strategies are inherently inferior. The material is explained without complex equations or technical jargon. The goal is to give you a solid conceptual foundation of options behavior so you can make more informed decisions when choosing an option strategy for your market outlook. Topics covered include the volatility premium, because over time, options will cost more than they are ultimately worth; skew, wherein far out of the money put options may seem cheap from an absolute term, but are very expensive in relative terms; and the acceleration in option price erosion. The book also has a companion Website, which includes links to those sites that can scan for the best strategies discussed in the book. Explains, in a non-technical manner, the mathematical properties of options so that traders can better select the right options strategy for their market outlook Companion Website contains timely tools that allow you to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book Written by top options expert Scott Nations Most independent traders have an imperfect understanding of the math behind options pricing. With Options Math for Traders + Website as your guide, you'll gain valuable lessons in this area and discover how this information can improve your trading performance.

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

The Mathematics of Options

Author : Michael C. Thomsett
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This book is written for the experienced portfolio manager and professional options traders. It is a practical guide offering how to apply options math in a trading world that demands mathematical measurement. Every options trader deals with an array of calculations: beginners learn to identify risks and opportunities using a short list of strategies, while researchers and academics turn to advanced technical manuals. However, almost no books exist for the experienced portfolio managers and professional options traders who fall between these extremes. Michael C. Thomsett addresses this glaring gap with The Mathematics of Options, a practical guide with actionable tools for the practical application of options math in a world that demands quantification. It serves as a valuable reference for advanced methods of evaluating issues of pricing, payoff, probability, and risk. In his characteristic approachable style, Thomsett simplifies complex hot button issues—such as strategic payoffs, return calculations, and hedging options—that may be mentioned in introductory texts but are often underserved. The result is a comprehensive book that helps traders understand the mathematic concepts of options trading so that they can improve their skills and outcomes.

Trading Options in Turbulent Markets

Author : Larry Shover
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Top options expert Larry Shover returns to discuss how to interpret, and profit from, market volatility Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition skillfully explains the intricacies of options volatility and shows you how to use options to cope, and profit from, market turbulence. Throughout this new edition, options expert Larry Shover reveals how to use historical volatility to predict future volatility for a security and addresses how you can utilize that knowledge to make better trading decisions. Along the way, he also defines the so-called Greeks—delta, vega, theta, and gamma—and explains what drives their values and their relationship to historic and implied volatility. Shover then provides effective strategies for trading options contracts in uncertain times, addressing the decision-making process and how to trade objectively in the face of unpredictable and irrational market moves. Includes a new chapter of the VIX, more advanced material on volatility suitable for institutional or intermediate options trader, and additional volatility-based strategies Answers complex questions such as: How does a trader know when to tolerate risk and How does a successful trader respond to adversity? Provides a different perspective on a variety of options strategies, including covered calls, naked and married puts, collars, straddles, vertical spreads, calendar spreads, butterflies, condors, and more As volatility becomes a greater focus of traders and investors, Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition will become an important resource for in-depth insights, practical advice, and profitable strategies.

The Rookie s Guide to Options

Author : Mark D. Wolfinger
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Learn why stock options - a versatile investment tool that has seen explosive growth over the past few years - belong in your portfolio. If you're already trading options, this book is also for you. You will gain a thorough understanding of option pricing, function and equivalents, which will help you trade more effectively. Adopt more advanced option strategies, like iron condors and double diagonals, to help protect your nest egg and earn healthy returns. Includes chapter quizzes and accompanying CD-ROM.

The Complete Guide to Option Strategies

Author : Michael Mullaney
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Important insights into effective option strategies In The Complete Guide to Option Strategies, top-performing commodity trading advisor Michael Mullaney explains how to successfully employ a variety of option strategies, from the most risky--selling naked puts and calls--to more conservative strategies using covered positions. The author covers everything from options on stocks, exchange-traded funds, stock indexes, and stock index futures to essential information on risk management, option "Greeks," and order placement. The book provides numerous tables and graphs to benefit beginning and experienced traders. Written by a CTA who has successfully employed various options strategies to generate market-beating returns, The Complete Guide to Option Strategies will be an important addition to any trader's library. Michael D. Mullaney (Jacksonville, FL) is a high-ranking commodity trading advisor who specializes in option selling strategies.

Options Trading for the Conservative Investor

Author : Michael C. Thomsett
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“The author’s option trading guidelines include important issues often overlooked by investors. Attention conservative investors! Michael C. Thomsett’s Options Trading for the Conservative Investor has hit a bull’s-eye...for you!” –Marty Kearney, The Options Institute, Chicago Board Options Exchange “Michael C. Thomsett has done a terrific job of showing how a conservative investor can use certain option strategies to his advantage. He spells out how that investor can utilize options to provide income, to protect stock holdings, or even as a substitute for stock itself. Every open-minded conservative investor should read this book.” – Lawrence G. McMillan, publisher, The Options Strategist newsletter; president, McMillan Analysis Corporation; author, Options as a Strategic Investment “This book is a must for the diligent investor. Perfectly timed for these uncertain markets, Michael C. Thomsett provides a lucid guide for how to approach options trading conservatively, yet also focuses on the fundamental need for good returns and provides real examples throughout.” –Guy Cohen, author of The Bible of Options Strategies and creator of OptionEasy (www.optioneasy.com) New downside protection strategies, detailed examples, and step-by-step techniques for conservative investors Easy enough for virtually any experienced investor to use–even those without options experience By renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett, author of the global best-seller Getting Started in Options To protect yourself in today’s volatile and uncertain market environment, you need to hedge losses, create extra sources of income, and reduce risk. In this book, internationally renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett shows how to do all that effectively. One step at a time, Thomsett helps you exploit 12 carefully chosen options strategies that can dramatically increase your overall returns as you manage risks within your personal limits.

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.

Options Alert

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Value Line Options

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How to Make Money in Stock Options

Author : Norman Saint-Peter
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Real Estate for Real People

Author : Wade Cook
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Taking readers through every step of investing in real estate, this guide discusses what to look for in a property, how to spot potential problems, and what the paperwork really means. Novice investors as well as experienced ones will benefit from the innovative investment methods that teach readers how to make incredible returns.

Options Trading for the Institutional Investor

Author : Michael C. Thomsett
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To protect portfolios in today's volatile and uncertain market environment, institutional investors need to hedge losses, create extra sources of income, and reduce risk. In his extensively updated and expanded Options Trading for the Institutional Investor, Third Edition, renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett shows how to do all this effectively. One step at a time, Thomsett helps institutional investors exploit powerful, carefully chosen options strategies that can dramatically increase overall returns as you manage risks within your institution's limits. Thomsett discusses covered call writing on carefully selected stocks, contingent purchase strategies, and powerful "combination" strategies that produce cash to bolster current income. He guides professional investors through every strategy, using actual examples, portfolios, and graphs taken directly from today's markets. Wherever applicable, he addresses specific forms of risk and volatility that only institutional investors face. This thoroughly updated Third Edition includes a chart-based analytical method that relies on reversal signals in the underlying as an alternative to volatility analysis. Thomsett presents new chapters on two powerful strategies he has developed and utilized to optimize returns while minimizing risk: the 1-2-3 Iron Butterfly, and the Dividend Collar. This edition also adds detailed new coverage of risk evaluation.

Making a Living in the Stock Market

Author : Bob Eldridge
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Success

Author : Wade B. Cook
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How to Pick Up Foreclosures

Author : Wade Cook
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How to Pick Up Foreclosures is a step-by-step guide to buying the right properties for the maximum return. It walks you through finding potential properties and provides checklists for on-site analysis of each property. This book is packed with all the forms you'll need to find, purchase, and track your properties using Wade Cook's innovative investment system.Step-by-step guide to getting super discounted properties before the auctionInstructions on how to value the property

Wall Street Money Machine

Author : Wade Cook
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This revised edition shows how to generate 20% per month in an investment accounts and work with the stock market without confusion. Cook reveals 11 strategies to play the stock market safely and successfully.

Wall Street Money Machine

Author : Wade B. Cook
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For most investors, safe investing means low returns. Why follow the advisors who only give you one investment strategy -- buy and hold -- when you can learn to maximize your returns while you minimize your risk.With Wall Street Money Machine, Volume 4: Safety 1st Investing, national best-selling author and investment expert Wade Cook again challenges the conventional wisdom of the establishment and their one investment strategy. You can beat the returns of those mutual funds and bonds yourself by using these simple yet effective and safe strategies.Safety in real estate, safety in business, and safety in the stock market has to have as a core objective the preservation of capital. Assets need to increase in value, not decrease. And even before we grow our assets, we must figure out how not to lose value. Simply put, the first strategy in winning is to not lose.Wall Street Money Machine, Volume 4: Safety 1st Investing will help you get your money out of the way of danger and get it in the way of progress.

Sleeping Like a Baby

Author : John C. Hudelson
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Sleeping Like a Baby starts by taking a good look at the basics of stock market investing, and why the system works as it does. It then moves on to what makes up a balanced portfolio, and how to create the ideal portfolio depending on age, current financial situation, goals, and interests. From there, the reader discovers what mutual funds, bonds, and the myriad of trading strategies available are really good for. Perhaps the greatest strength of Sleeping Like a Baby is that it teaches readers how to hedge investments for risk elimination with 100% upside potential.