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Option Spread Strategies: Trading Up, Down, and Sideways Markets [NOOK Book]

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Complex option structures are no longer traded only by professionals; these strategies are now available and actively traded by individual investors and traders. In Option Spread Strategies, Anthony J. Saliba discusses which strategy to employ, various nuances of each, how to manage the position, and when to exit it. From covered writes, straddles, and strangles to backspreads and butterflies, Saliba discusses how to use spread strategies that offer limited or unlimited risk. He includes quizzes, exercises, and a...
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Option Spread Strategies: Trading Up, Down, and Sideways Markets

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Overview

Complex option structures are no longer traded only by professionals; these strategies are now available and actively traded by individual investors and traders. In Option Spread Strategies, Anthony J. Saliba discusses which strategy to employ, various nuances of each, how to manage the position, and when to exit it. From covered writes, straddles, and strangles to backspreads and butterflies, Saliba discusses how to use spread strategies that offer limited or unlimited risk. He includes quizzes, exercises, and a final exam to help reinforce the lessons provided for these strategies.
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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
Hands down the definitive guide on spread trading. Must reading for any professional who wants to learn directly from one of the top leaders in the options industry.”
—Larry Connors, CEO
TradingMarkets.com

“An excellent guide for learning how to trade option spreads. Saliba offers in-depth discussions on how and when to employ these advanced strategies and how to manage the risk of each position.”
—Peter Lipski, trader
Pan Capital

Option Spread Strategies: Trading Up, Down, and Sideways Markets is an invaluable addition to any market resource collection. The book concisely walks through the dynamics of spread strategies and guides the reader though the return and risk metrics of the trades. . . . This is a must-have book for anyone seriously undertaking options investing.”
— Chip Norton, Managing Director of Research
Fortigent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470885246
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/20/2010
  • Series: Bloomberg Financial , #63
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Anthony J. Saliba has been a pioneer and active participant in the derivatives market for more than twenty-five years. He is a member of several financial exchanges and has served on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. His firm, the International Trading Institute (ITI), is an acclaimed training organization, reaching thousands of traders worldwide. Saliba was profiled in the best-selling book Market Wizards

Joseph C. Corona
is an adjunct instructor at ITI and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has been actively involved in trading options for more than twenty-five years. 

Karen E. Johnson is the former president of ITI and currently serves on its board of directors.

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Table of Contents

1 The Covered-Write 2

2 Verticals 28

3 Collars and Reverse-Collars 64

4 Straddles and Strangles 94

5 Butterflies and Condors 126

6 Calendar Spreads 156

7 Ratio Spreads 190

8 Backspreads 222

Appendix Final Exam 249

Index 263

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