Your Options Handbook: The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options

Your Options Handbook: The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options

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by Jared Levy
     
 

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"With the techniques and strategies contained within these pages, you have everything you need to beat any hedge fund manager." —JARED LEVY

Options offer investors a relatively safe, inexpensive way to invest and hedge risk. Despite the rarefied jargon involved—such as "backwardation," "pin risk," and "volatility smile"—options trading is also much

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"With the techniques and strategies contained within these pages, you have everything you need to beat any hedge fund manager." —JARED LEVY

Options offer investors a relatively safe, inexpensive way to invest and hedge risk. Despite the rarefied jargon involved—such as "backwardation," "pin risk," and "volatility smile"—options trading is also much simpler than most people think—once you've mastered the basics.

Enter Your Options Handbook—your complete, A-to-Z guide to understanding, entering, and succeeding in the options market. Options wunderkind Jared Levy patiently walks you through the market from a professional's perspective. He introduces you to the market mechanics and the players, explains how options are priced, and schools you in the essentials of trading psychology.

His simple, plain-English explanations of everything from calls and puts to valuation and spreads significantly shorten the learning curve typically associated with options trading. And his step-by-step presentations, illustrated with helpful real-world examples, make major trading techniques and methodologies—as well as the complex mathematics informing them—easy to digest, even for the most math-averse reader.

Your Options Handbook provides a framework for developing an approach to options trading tailored to your unique goals and personality. Levy helps you to identify what kind of trader you are, in terms of tolerance for risk, analytical versus intuitive thinking style, long- and short-term goals, budget, and other key factors. Then, in a series of chapters devoted to specific trading strategies, he helps you design an approach suited to your profile.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470603628
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Wiley Trading Series, #470
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
712,641
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jared A. Levy got his start trading as an options market maker and specialist in the pits of the Philadelphia and American Stock Exchanges in the '90s. Now as an exclusive CNBC contributor, he offers his commentary to the world as part of CNBC's Fast Money team and appears on several programs throughout the network. Jared is also featured and quoted in numerous industry publications both online and in print. He has been featured on Bloomberg, Fox, and several other radio and TV networks over the years. In 2006, he won an Emmy for his daily video, "Trader Cast." More recently, he served as the Senior Derivatives Specialist for PEAK6 Investments, L.P., and is currently an editor for Taipan Publishing Group.

Through his many seminars and courses, Jared Levy has educated tens of thousands of investors on how to successfully and consistently trade and invest for a living, while keeping risk low. He teaches a practical, straightforward approach to investing that involves analyzing equities, derivatives, and the markets as a whole, as well as both simple and complex strategies and the use of diverse instruments.

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Your Options Handbook: The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are just starting out with options this is an excellent place to start. You have the benefit of Mr. Levy's experience as well as the nuts and bolts part of the business. Very informative, good guidance for new options investors.