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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071416658
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,418,960
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey M. Cohen is founder of SafetyNetTrading.com as well as a hedge fund manager, continuing education instructor, and tax and financial planning expert. A popular speaker, Cohen has appeared on CNBC, CBS MarketWatch, and Lifetime.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 An Overview of the Safetynet Trading System
Ch. 1 Understanding Risk: You Can't Avoid What You Don't Understand 19
Ch. 2 Using Options to Reduce Risk: Increase Your Odds of Successful Trading 23
Ch. 3 Using Someone Else's Money to Insure Your Assets: A Tranquilizer for Your Portfolio 35
Pt. 2 Option Trading: A Detailed Tutorial
Ch. 4 Understanding Options: They're Simpler Than You Think 47
Ch. 5 Implementing the System: The Devil Is in the Details 69
Ch. 6 Choosing Your Universe of Stocks: Stick with the Greats 75
Ch. 7 Establishing Support Levels: How Low Is Low Enough? 101
Ch. 8 Pulling the Trigger: When to Take a Position 109
Ch. 9 Insuring against a Market Crash: Protection to Help You Sleep at Night 125
Ch. 10 Managing Your Portfolio to Maximize Your Profits 133
Ch. 11 Learning from My Costly Mistakes: Eight Rules That Will Save You Money and Frustration 141
Ch. 12 About Those Critics: Selling Puts Is Safer Than Buying Stock - Despite What Your Broker Says 147
Ch. 13 Choose Your Own Risk Tolerance: More Risk, More Reward - The Choice Is Yours 159
Ch. 14 Best Sources for Stock Research: The Internet Can Help You Be a Better Guesser 167
Pt. 3 Historical Examples and Current Trading Opportunities
Ch. 15 History Doesn't Lie: Indisputable Proof That Investors Can Lower Their Risk 173
Ch. 16 Examples from Today's Market: The Truth Never Changes 179
Ch. 17 Back Testing the Dow: A 10-Year Back Test on Every Stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average 217
Afterword 221
App. A Historical Examples 227
App. B Short Option Symbols 229
App. C Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock (QQQ) 233
App. D Currently Available Options 237
Glossary 299
Recommended Reading 303
Index 305
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