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Today's Premier Guidebook for Understanding Agricultural Options and Making Them a Key Part of Your Trading and Risk Management Strategy
Agricultural futures and options represent a vital niche in today's options trading world. Trading and Hedging with Agricultural Futures and Options takes an in-depth look at these valuable trading tools,and presents clear,proven strategies and techniques for both hedgers and traders to achieve their goals while minimizing risk.
Relying on nuts-and-bolts techniques and examples as opposed to the mathematical models and theory favored by other options-trading manuals this practical,hands-on book discusses many topics,including:
For producers and processors,agricultural futures and options are necessary components for controlling costs and hedging risks. For traders,they are proven vehicles for earning exceptional risk-adjustedprofits. Whichever side of the aisle you are on,Trading and Hedging with Agricultural Futures and Options will provide you with the answers you need to effectively use these versatile tools and make them an integral part of your business.
Markets in commodity futures and options first arose and continue to exist as tools for commodity producers and commodity processors to manage risk. Along the way,traders and speculators discovered their value as instruments for producing consistently superior gains. For both groups,however,authoritative and understandable information has been difficult,if not impossible,to find.
Trading and Hedging with Agricultural Futures and Options provides the information you need to get the most benefit from your trading program. Written by James Bittman,one of today's leading teachers and strategists on the effective use of futures and options,this long-awaited book is divided into three sections:
OP-EVALFTM Included in its entirety on the attached CD,this custom-designed,market-tested program helps you evaluate various alternatives and strategies and cuts weeks from your learning curve!
Diagrams of basic hedging and trading strategies . . . Discussions of volatility and advanced option pricing topics . . . The role of delta,gamma,theta,and vega on price movement . . . Strategies and scenarios to profit from both rising and falling markets . . . Trading and Hedging with Agricultural Futures and Options will help traders and hedgers understand how agricultural options work,how they can be used to pursue specific hedging and trading goals,and what are the pros and cons of using individual techniques. Clear,concise,and practical,it explains every nuance of these unique and historically profitable instruments and is today's most comprehensive,easy-to-understand resource for all traders,regardless of their goals and objectives.
|Pt. 1||The Basics of Futures and Options||1|
|Ch. 1||The Terminology of Futures and Options||3|
|Ch. 2||Diagrams of Basic Trading Strategies||20|
|Ch. 3||Diagrams of Basic Hedging Strategies||51|
|Ch. 4||Why Futures and Options Have Value||70|
|Ch. 5||Option Price Behavior||81|
|Ch. 7||Option Price Behavior II: The Greeks||117|
|Pt. 2||Hedging Strategies||143|
|Ch. 8||Strategies for Long Hedgers||145|
|Ch. 9||Strategies for Short Hedgers||171|
|Ch. 10||Advanced Hedging Strategies||195|
|Pt. 3||Trading Strategies||223|
|Ch. 11||Pricing and Graphing Strategies with OP-EVALF||225|
|Ch. 12||Buying Options||244|
|Ch. 13||Selling Options||265|
|Ch. 14||Vertical Spreads||283|
|Ch. 15||Straddles and Strangles||303|
|Ch. 16||Ratio Spreads||320|