Options as a Strategic Investment

Options as a Strategic Investment

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by Lawrence G. McMillan
     
 

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The market in listed options and non-equity option products provides investors and traders with a wealth of new, strategic opportunities for managing their investments. This updated and revised Fifth Edition of the bestselling Options as a Strategic Investment gives you the latest market-tested tools for improving the earnings potential of your portfolio

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The market in listed options and non-equity option products provides investors and traders with a wealth of new, strategic opportunities for managing their investments. This updated and revised Fifth Edition of the bestselling Options as a Strategic Investment gives you the latest market-tested tools for improving the earnings potential of your portfolio while reducing downside risk—no matter how the market is performing.

Inside this revised edition are scores of proven techniques and business-tested tactics for investing in many of the innovative new options products available. You will find:

•Buy and sell strategies for Long Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS)
•A thorough analysis of neutral trading, how it works, and various ways it can improve readers’ overall profit picture
•Detailed guidance for investing in Preferred Equity Redemption Cumulative Stocks (PERCS) and how to hedge them with common and regular options
•An extensive overview of futures and futures options

Written especially for investors who have some familiarity with the option market, this comprehensive reference also shows you the concepts and applications of various option strategies — how they work, in which situations, and why; techniques for using index options and futures to protect one’s portfolio and improve one’s return; and the implications of the tax laws for option writers, including allowable long-term gains and losses. Detailed examples, exhibits, and checklists show you the power of each strategy under carefully described market conditions.

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The new edition is revised to represent the latest trading vehicles and applications, including coverage of long-term equity anticipation securities LEAPs, preferred equity redemption cumulative stocks PERCs, neutral trading, futures options, warrants, and standard portfolio analysis of risk SPAN. The idea, of course, is to maximize earnings and reduce risk—no matter how the market is performing. Strategy techniques and examples show how to do it.
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The new edition is revised to represent the latest trading vehicles and applications, including coverage of long-term equity anticipation securities LEAPs, preferred equity redemption cumulative stocks PERCs, neutral trading, futures options, warrants, and standard portfolio analysis of risk SPAN. The idea, of course, is to maximize earnings and reduce risk—no matter how the market is performing. Strategy techniques and examples show how to do it.
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The new edition is revised to represent the latest trading vehicles and applications, including coverage of long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPs), preferred equity redemption cumulative stocks (PERCs), neutral trading, futures options, warrants, and standard portfolio analysis of risk (SPAN). The idea, of course, is to maximize earnings and reduce risk--no matter how the market is performing. Strategy techniques and examples show how to do it. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735204652
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Pages:
1072
Sales rank:
209,052
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.36(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Options as a Strategic Investment 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got my introduction to equities options on the CBOE floor in 1986. McMillan's book (the original hard cover) was required reading for every newcomer on the floor. This updated version is the best reference work you will find on options; if you want investing strategies get his other book, but this is still the one and only 'bible'