Put Options: How to Use This Powerful Financial Tool for Profit & Protection / Edition 1

Put Options: How to Use This Powerful Financial Tool for Profit & Protection / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 007141665X

ISBN-13: 9780071416658

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

How to profit from put options, the straightforward, versatile tool that any investor can use

Put Options provides complete information for understanding and using puts, the easy to-use investment designed to help investors lower risk and increase overall returns. Misunderstood by most investors as being far too complex, aggressive, and risky to bother

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Overview

How to profit from put options, the straightforward, versatile tool that any investor can use

Put Options provides complete information for understanding and using puts, the easy to-use investment designed to help investors lower risk and increase overall returns. Misunderstood by most investors as being far too complex, aggressive, and risky to bother with, puts are actually one of the safest end most versatile risk-hedging instruments available, and suitable for virtually any investor.

Put Options explains why and how.

Author Jeffrey Cohen outlines a foolproof, back-tested strategy for incorporating put options into any investment portfolio—or even creating a stock-free portfolio.

Put Options features:

  • 9 put rules for saving both money and frustration
  • Put strategies for profiting in up, down, or sideways markets
  • Tips for using puts to increase trading leverage and success

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071416658
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1An Overview of the Safetynet Trading System
Ch. 1Understanding Risk: You Can't Avoid What You Don't Understand19
Ch. 2Using Options to Reduce Risk: Increase Your Odds of Successful Trading23
Ch. 3Using Someone Else's Money to Insure Your Assets: A Tranquilizer for Your Portfolio35
Pt. 2Option Trading: A Detailed Tutorial
Ch. 4Understanding Options: They're Simpler Than You Think47
Ch. 5Implementing the System: The Devil Is in the Details69
Ch. 6Choosing Your Universe of Stocks: Stick with the Greats75
Ch. 7Establishing Support Levels: How Low Is Low Enough?101
Ch. 8Pulling the Trigger: When to Take a Position109
Ch. 9Insuring against a Market Crash: Protection to Help You Sleep at Night125
Ch. 10Managing Your Portfolio to Maximize Your Profits133
Ch. 11Learning from My Costly Mistakes: Eight Rules That Will Save You Money and Frustration141
Ch. 12About Those Critics: Selling Puts Is Safer Than Buying Stock - Despite What Your Broker Says147
Ch. 13Choose Your Own Risk Tolerance: More Risk, More Reward - The Choice Is Yours159
Ch. 14Best Sources for Stock Research: The Internet Can Help You Be a Better Guesser167
Pt. 3Historical Examples and Current Trading Opportunities
Ch. 15History Doesn't Lie: Indisputable Proof That Investors Can Lower Their Risk173
Ch. 16Examples from Today's Market: The Truth Never Changes179
Ch. 17Back Testing the Dow: A 10-Year Back Test on Every Stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average217
Afterword221
App. AHistorical Examples227
App. BShort Option Symbols229
App. CNasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQ)233
App. DCurrently Available Options237
Glossary299
Recommended Reading303
Index305

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