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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:
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:
Stock Options For Dummies is the only guide you’ll need to get the most out of this important investment vehicle.
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.
Posted October 25, 2012
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