Options as a Strategic Investment / Edition 4

Options as a Strategic Investment / Edition 4

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by Lawrence G. McMillan, L. G. McMillan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0735201978

ISBN-13: 9780735201972

Pub. Date: 02/26/2002

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press

Lawrence G. McMillan, a recognized expert on options, builds from a solid foundation in the basic properties and advantages of options, listed and non-equity, to detail scores of proven techniques and tactics for a wide array of market scenarios.

Now newly revised, updated and expanded, the best-selling guide that has sold over 100,000 copies, gives serious

Overview

Lawrence G. McMillan, a recognized expert on options, builds from a solid foundation in the basic properties and advantages of options, listed and non-equity, to detail scores of proven techniques and tactics for a wide array of market scenarios.

Now newly revised, updated and expanded, the best-selling guide that has sold over 100,000 copies, gives serious investors hundreds of market-tested strategies to maximize the earnings potential of their portfolio while reducing downside risk--regardless of how the market is performing. Reflecting today's market realities and the new innovative options products available, this cutting-edge edition of a classic features:


* An in-depth analysis of volatility and volatility trading.

Updated information on all stock option strategies, reflecting recent market conditions.


* Buy and sell strategies for Long Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPs).


* Detailed guidance for investing in the growing field of structured products.


* The latest developments in futures and futures options.


* The market impact of the most recent changes in the margin rules.

Comprehensive, enlightening, and empowering, packed with graphs and charts to clarify profit and loss potential, margin requirements, and criteria for selection of a position, Options as a Strategic Investment remains the definitive, indispensable resource for investors determined to master the world of options--and profit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735201972
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Press
Publication date:
02/26/2002
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
1024
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Basic Properties of Stock Options 1
Ch. 1 Definitions 3
Pt. 2 Call Option Strategies 29
Ch. 2 Covered Call Writing 31
Ch. 3 Call Buying 85
Ch. 4 Other Call Buying Strategies 105
Ch. 5 Naked Call Writing 119
Ch. 6 Ratio Call Writing 129
Ch. 7 Bull Spreads 154
Ch. 8 Bear Spreads Using Call Options 167
Ch. 9 Calendar Spreads 172
Ch. 10 The Butterfly Spread 181
Ch. 11 Ratio Call Spreads 191
Ch. 12 Combining Calendar and Ratio Spreads 203
Ch. 13 Reverse Spreads 211
Ch. 14 Diagonalizing a Spread 217
Pt. 3 Put Option Strategies 225
Ch. 15 Put Option Basics 227
Ch. 16 Put Option Buying 238
Ch. 17 Put Buying in Conjunction with Common Stock Ownership 253
Ch. 18 Buying Puts in Conjunction with Call Purchases 261
Ch. 19 The Sale of a Put 273
Ch. 20 The Sale of a Straddle 282
Ch. 21 Synthetic Stock Positions Created by Puts and Calls 301
Ch. 22 Basic Put Spreads 309
Ch. 23 Spreads Combining Calls and Puts 316
Ch. 24 Ratio Spreads Using Puts 332
Ch. 25 LEAPS 341
Ch. 26 PERCS 384
Pt. 4 Additional Considerations 405
Ch. 27 Buying Options and Treasury Bills 407
Ch. 28 The Best Strategy? 416
Ch. 29 Arbitrage 422
Ch. 30 Mathematical Applications 457
Pt. 5 Index Options and Futures 491
Ch. 31 Introduction to Index Option Products and Futures 493
Ch. 32 Stock Index Hedging Strategies 533
Ch. 33 Index Spreading 581
Ch. 34 CAPS 606
Ch. 35 Mathematical Considerations for Index Products 644
Ch. 36 Futures and Futures Options 654
Ch. 37 Futures Options Strategies for Futures Spreads 702
Ch. 38 Advanced Concepts 727
Ch. 39 Taxes 804
Postscript 828
Pt. 6 Appendices831
Appendix A: Strategy Summary 833
Appendix B: Equivalent Positions 835
Appendix C: Formulae 837
Appendix D: Graphs 847
Appendix E: Qualified Covered Calls 850
Glossary 853
Index 872

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Options as a Strategic Investment 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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This book is great for both its educational value and as a reference. As a stock options beginner I have found it very helpful in both respects. The professional I consulted prior to purchase mentioned that he and his colleagues have it on their desks, but generally do not lend it due to its value at a moment's notice.
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