Spread Trading: An Introduction to Trading Options in Nine Simple Steps

Spread Trading: An Introduction to Trading Options in Nine Simple Steps

by Greg Jensen, Jensen
     
 

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Though there are many variations and nuances, the basic concept of option trading is simple-an investor can purchase an option to buy stock without actually buying the stock itself. Then, as the value of the stock rises, the value of the option rises as well. The investor can then sell that option to someone else for a profit without ever having owned the

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Though there are many variations and nuances, the basic concept of option trading is simple-an investor can purchase an option to buy stock without actually buying the stock itself. Then, as the value of the stock rises, the value of the option rises as well. The investor can then sell that option to someone else for a profit without ever having owned the underlying stock. But trying to learn option trading from most experts, says author Greg Jensen, is like trying to learn the tax code from an accountant: they'll toss around big words that you've never heard of, and if you ever actually muster up the courage to ask what a particular term means, they'll explain it to you using other terms you don't understand. In contrast, this engaging book provides the basics of making money with options in a way that anyone can easily learn-even using a little humor to help you along the way.

In nine simple steps, Jensen teaches how you ought to approach the market. It's called spread trading, the safest and best way to make money in the stock market while reducing risk. He uses the story of two regular guys figuring out how to trade options with each other to reveal-in small, logical, bite-size pieces-all you need to know to safely earn remarkable profits in today's market.

Spread Trading begins with the fundamentals, explaining just how put and call options work, before moving on to reveal the secrets of the experts-such as how to combine option instruments to reduce risk and make money regardless of whether the market is trending up or down. The author details, in straightforward terms, the fundamentals of spread trading in short steps, showing you how to get phenomenal results and yet not be ruled by fear or greed along the way.

Most people invest in the stock market hoping that good things will happen-and hoping that bad things won't. With the approach revealed in Spread Trading, you won't have to "hope" that things will turn out well, because you'll actually have control of the situation. By simply managing the spread, you'll be able to make money without fear and actually sleep at night.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470443682
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Series:
Wiley Trading Series, #415
Pages:
342
Sales rank:
1,201,297
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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