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In today's extremely dynamic markets, most, if not all, moneymanagers face pressure to increase alpha?above benchmarkperformance and profits?while protecting capital. Yetfinancial professionals must also be wary of changing marketconditions that alter the strategies that will be mosteffective.
Nobody understands this better than author Scott Fullman, theDirector of Derivative Investment Strategy for WJB Capital Group.Over the course of his career, he has successfully used ...
In today's extremely dynamic markets, most, if not all, moneymanagers face pressure to increase alpha—above benchmarkperformance and profits—while protecting capital. Yetfinancial professionals must also be wary of changing marketconditions that alter the strategies that will be mosteffective.
Nobody understands this better than author Scott Fullman, theDirector of Derivative Investment Strategy for WJB Capital Group.Over the course of his career, he has successfully used technicalanalysis to create strategies using options, and now, he revealshow this effective approach can help you meet risk/returnexpectations in even the most turbulent market environments.
Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, IncreasingAlpha with Options skillfully outlines various trading strategiesusing a combination of technical analysis, market indicators, andoptions. Page by page, Fullman shares his extensive experience withyou, and offers professional money managers the best tools andtechniques to improve returns while managing risk.
Along the way, you'll become familiar with numerous aspects ofthis approach and discover how it can put you in a better positionto excel in today's markets. Topics touched upon include:
Options used in conjunction with technical analysis can help youavoid financial pitfalls and achieve alpha. Understanding how toimplement this approach in your everyday investment or tradingendeavors can make a difference to your portfolio's bottom line,and this reliable resource will show you how.
1 Why Technical Analysis?
Fundamentals vs. Technicals.
2 The Basics of Technical Analysis.
Understanding Chart Types.
The Trend Is Your Friend.
Volatile or Negative Markets.
Primary and Secondary Trends.
Moves within Moves.
Understanding the Properties of Trends.
3 Trends and Their Ends.
Elliott Waves and Common Trend Analysis.
Continuation or Reversal?
Opposing Reversal Patterns.
4 Building Strategies around Reversal and Continuation Patterns.
Spotting Reversal and Continuation Patterns.
Confi rming Patterns Using Different Time Frames.
Building Pattern-Based Strategies.
More Complex Patterns: The Double Top.
An Amazon.Com Example.
Commodity Channel Index.
6 Oscillators and Strategies.
Finding the Strongest or Weakest Stocks.
Money Flow and On-Balance Volume.
7 Relative Performance.
Look at the Board.
8 ETF Strategies.
9 Effi cient Pricing—Mostly.
Exploiting Small Pricing Inefficiencies.
10 The Subprime Mortgage Crisis and Options.
Delta Relationships of Stocks and Options.
11 The Other Greeks.
Getting Information from the Exchange Floor.
12 When Conditions Change.
Meet the New Rules.
13 The Changing Environment.
Controlling Risk, Fixing Problems.
Using Global Markets.
14 Using Options to Protect Capital.
What Doesn’t Work.
Single Security Hedges.
Collar Hedges for Long Stock Positions.
Other Hedges for Offsetting High Volatility Levels.
Stock Replacement Therapy.
15 Hedging the Broad Portfolio.
Reducing Hedge Costs.
Hedging Short Portfolios.
Other Hedge Types.
16 When to Invest, When to Trade.
Investors and Investment Markets.
Trading an Investment Trend.
The Trading Market.
Other Investment and Trading Opportunities.
Mergers and Acquisitions.
17 All About Resources.
Abundance of Resources.
Bloomberg Professional Service.
MetaStock Professional Service.
SuperCharts, Worden Brothers, and Others.
Other Helpful Resources from Bloomberg.
Resources for Smaller Funds.
Risk and Position Monitoring.
Different Funds, Different Vendors.
Other Information Sources.
Appendix: Information Sources.