All About Options, 3E: The Easy Way to Get Started

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All About Options is the trading world's clearest no-nonsense explanation of the pros, cons, risks, and rewards of using options. It shows you how to view the market clearly and without bias. Immediately, you'll spot profit opportunities and improve your chances of capturing those opportunities - one step ahead of the crowd. This new edition of the options trader's bible is packed with in-depth coverage of the basics of options and options trading, including the latest changes in the marketplace and trading ...
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Overview

All About Options is the trading world's clearest no-nonsense explanation of the pros, cons, risks, and rewards of using options. It shows you how to view the market clearly and without bias. Immediately, you'll spot profit opportunities and improve your chances of capturing those opportunities - one step ahead of the crowd. This new edition of the options trader's bible is packed with in-depth coverage of the basics of options and options trading, including the latest changes in the marketplace and trading technology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071484794
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Series: All About Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 937,021
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas McCafferty has been involved in the financial industry for more than thirty years and currently operates his own consulting business. Previously, he was COO of Market Wise Securities, and before that, was a branch manager for Securities Corporation of Iowa.

Thomas McCafferty has been involved in the financial industry for more than thirty years and currently operates his own consulting business. Previously, he was COO of Market Wise Securities, and before that, was a branch manager for Securities Corporation of Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Understanding the Basics, Particularly the Value and Risks Associated with Stock Options and Options-on-Futures Trading 1
Ch. 2 Learning the Basic Option Trading Strategies (and Uses) to Solidify Objectives 29
Ch. 3 A Few More Uses for Options 61
Ch. 4 Forecasting Stock and Futures Price Trends 69
Ch. 5 Option Price Models and Volatility - The Most Important Consideration for Serious Option Traders 95
Ch. 6 Developing Trading and Money Management Plans 115
Ch. 7 What You Need to Do to Implement Your Trading Plan 131
Ch. 8 What a Difference the Computer Chip Has Made 143
Ch. 9 Selecting the Broker That's Right for You 157
Ch. 10 Knowing a Little about Federal Regulations Can Sometimes Smooth Rough Waters 167
Ch. 11 The Single Biggest Mistake New Traders Make - Plus a Few Other Common Ones! (And, of Course, How to Avoid Them) 179
Ch. 12 Getting Started, or the Secrets of Successful Options Trading 191
App. 1: Glossary of Terms 199
App. 2: Sources of More Information 219
App. 3 Exchanges and Options Offered 223
App. 4 Description of Option Trading Software 229
Index 235
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