Winning with Options: The Smart Way to Manage Portfolio Risk and Maximize Profit

Winning with Options: The Smart Way to Manage Portfolio Risk and Maximize Profit

by Michael C. Thomsett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814400337

ISBN-13: 9780814400333

Pub. Date: 02/27/2008

Publisher: AMACOM Books

Options are an integral part of any financial portfolio, but they can be intimidating to the average investor. While often viewed as risky, the truth is that, if used properly, options can be one of the best tools for balancing a portfolio. In fact, they can help investors protect themselves from downside risk and leverage capital to

Overview

Options are an integral part of any financial portfolio, but they can be intimidating to the average investor. While often viewed as risky, the truth is that, if used properly, options can be one of the best tools for balancing a portfolio. In fact, they can help investors protect themselves from downside risk and leverage capital to make bigger plays than would otherwise be possible. In Winning with Options, Michael C. Thomsett offers nontechnical, easy-to-follow advice for readers who need guidance on important techniques related to portfolio management, such as diversification and risk management. Readers will discover how to:

choose the right brokerage firm • use online resources • pick the right stocks • track options • set portfolio and risk goals • understand the complicated world of options lingo • make the most of day trading and swing trading

Straightforward and practical, this is the one book that will help the novice option trader navigate the sometimes daunting, but often rewarding, world of trading and investing in options.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814400333
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
02/27/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: Portfolio Management Alternatives 1

Chapter 1: A Few Basics 5

Chapter 2: Setting Portfolio and Risk Goals 34

Chapter 3: The Strange World of Options Lingo 55

Chapter 4: A Primer on Options Trading 79

Chapter 5: Spreads and Straddles 109

Chapter 6: The Contingent Purchase Plan 131

Chapter 7: Options for Short-Term Profits 153

Chapter 8: Tax Rules for Options 177

Chapter 9: Diversifying by Strategy Instead of by Stock 192

Chapter 10: A Long-Term Portfolio Planning Guide 217

Glossary 237

Index 245

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