How to Start Trading Options: A Self-Teaching Guide for Teaching Options Profitably

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Easy-to-use option strategies to dramatically increase your trading profits while slashing your downside risk

Start Trading Options takes a straightforward approach, using simple and easy language and math to give you just the facts--what options are, how and why they work, and what you need to do to start making them work for you today.

Written by veteran options trader and trainer Kevin Kraus, Start Trading ...

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How to Start Trading Options: A Self-Teaching Guide for Trading Options Profitably

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Overview

Easy-to-use option strategies to dramatically increase your trading profits while slashing your downside risk

Start Trading Options takes a straightforward approach, using simple and easy language and math to give you just the facts--what options are, how and why they work, and what you need to do to start making them work for you today.

Written by veteran options trader and trainer Kevin Kraus, Start Trading Options includes:

  • The basics of buying and selling puts and calls, proper order terminology, how to calculate breakeven points, and more
  • Spread strategies and techniques, including vertical, ratio, butterfly, back, credit, and condor spreads, along with long and short strangles and straddles
  • Advanced techniques, including multiple options strategies, calendar spreads, synthetic futures, and option forecasting "on the fly"
  • Risk management strategies, from establishing risk points and placing stop orders to popular hedging methods
  • "Test your Knowledge" sections within each chapter, along with listings of key terms and quizzes at the end of each chapter

Millions of traders and investors use basic, no-nonsense options strategies every day to augment their profits while protecting their portfolios against sudden price drops. Discover what they know and what you need to know to adopt their proven and profitable techniques in Start Trading Options.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071459099
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Series: Self-Teaching Guide Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 819,611
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Kraus is president of CSM Futures, a pioneer web based and retail service brokerage firm that offers 24-hour online access, education, and market support. He is the creator of Kevin Kraus's Option Tutor Course. For more information, visit his Website at www.kkraus.com.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Market basics 1
Ch. 2 Option basics 15
Ch. 3 Buying and selling options 37
Ch. 4 Option spreads strategies 69
Ch. 5 Advanced strategies 123
Ch. 6 Risk management 151
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