BN.com Gift Guide

Stock Options For Dummies

( 2 )

Overview

If you’re like the majority of the estimated 12 million employees in the U.S. who have stock options as a key component to their compensation packages, you have a vague notion, at best, of how options work and what they can mean to your financial well being. What’s the vesting schedule for your shares and how will their strike price be set? What type of stock option grant will you receive, an ISO (incentive stock option) or an NQSO (non-qualified stock option)? What tax rules apply to your option program? Your ...

See more details below
Paperback
$15.29
BN.com price
(Save 30%)$21.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $5.06   
  • New (11) from $7.94   
  • Used (8) from $5.06   
Stock Options For Dummies

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.49
BN.com price
(Save 43%)$21.99 List Price

Overview

If you’re like the majority of the estimated 12 million employees in the U.S. who have stock options as a key component to their compensation packages, you have a vague notion, at best, of how options work and what they can mean to your financial well being. What’s the vesting schedule for your shares and how will their strike price be set? What type of stock option grant will you receive, an ISO (incentive stock option) or an NQSO (non-qualified stock option)? What tax rules apply to your option program? Your financial future could depend on your knowing the answers to these and other questions regarding your company’s stock option plan.

Confused by all the brouhaha surrounding stock options? Let expert Alan Simon demystify this often-confusing investment vehicle for you. Featuring clear explanations of how your stock options might make you money—or not—this friendly guide fills you in on what you need to know to:

  • Understand different types of stock options
  • Read and find traps in your stock option agreement
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of company investment vehicles
  • Assess vesting schedules and tax laws
  • Tap Web resources

Simon demystifies the jargon, rules, and tax consequences of stock options. He provides a realistic picture of what to expect from your options, and he helps you see past the hype to understand what your employer is really offering. Important topics covered include:

  • What you need to know before accepting a compensation package that includes options
  • Developing a stock option philosophy and clear-cut goals
  • Knowing whether you’re being treated fairly by your company
  • Making sense of the language of stock options agreements
  • Getting a handle on key restrictions on how you exercise your options
  • Stock option valuation
  • Tax rules and how they apply to different types of options
  • How stock options can be affected by changes at your company

Stock Options For Dummies is the only guide you’ll need to get the most out of this important investment vehicle.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764553646
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/15/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 266,658
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan R. Simon, author of Data Warehousing For Dummies, is a manager at Deloitte Consulting. Alan has experienced every side of stock options in public and pre-IPO companies, large Fortune 500 corporations, and small consulting firms.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: The Fundmentals of Stock Options.

Chapter 1: Stock Options: What You Need to Know Right Off the Bat.

Chapter 2: Taking Your Chances: Getting Rich or Going Broke.

Chapter 3: Knowing What Kind of Stock Option Situation Is Best for You.

Chapter 4: The Big Guys and The Big Picture.

PART II: Details, Details: What You Must Know about Your Stock Options.

Chapter 5: Deciphering the Legal Language of Stock Option Agreements.

Chapter 6: Exercising Your Stock Options.

Chapter 7: Differentiating Pre-IPO and Post-IPO Stock Options.

Chapter 8: No Trading Allowed! Lockups and Blackout Periods.

Chapter 9: Finding Stock Option Information Online.

PART III: Money!

Chapter 10: Determining What Your Stock Options Are Really Worth.

Chapter 11: Stock Options and Your Overall Portfolio.

PART IV: Pay Up! Taxes and Stock Options.

Chapter 12: Understanding the Basics of Taxes and Stock Options.

Chapter 13: Nonqualified Stock Options and Taxes.

Chapter 14: Incentive Stock Options and Taxes.

PART V: Changes and Special Circumstances.

Chapter 15: The Alternative Minimum Tax and Stock Options.

Chapter 16: Acquiring or Being Acquired: Dealing with Corporate Change.

Chapter 17: Trying to Predict What Will Happen to Your Stock Options.

Chapter 18: Leaving Your Job: What Happens to Your Stock Options?

PART VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Special Stock Option Circumstances.

Chapter 20: Ten Signs That Your Stock Options Will Be Worth a Lot!

Chapter 21: Ten Signs That Your Stock Options Will Probably Be Worthless!

Chapter 22: Ten Things to Look for in Your Stock Option Agreement.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 1
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(2)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    Waste of money

    Book is for company employee options, not any help for understanding stock options and investing strategies

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Only good for what to do with company stock options

    If you want to learn how to trade stock options this is not for you

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)