Praise for Stock Index Futures & Options "Everything you wantedto know about global stock indexes in one place." -Tom Basso CEO,Trendstat Capital Management "With twenty years of professionalexperience behind her, Susan Abbott Gidel is the perfect person topresent this intricate overview of today's futures and optionsmarkets. Included is everything a beginner needs to know tounderstand the world of derivatives." -Robert R. Prechter Jr.President, Elliott Wave International
About the Author
SUSAN ABBOTT GIDEL is a financial writer who has devoted her career to examining and writing about all aspects of the financial markets, with an emphasis on exchange-traded futures and options. Formerly an editor of Futures magazine, she is President of CGA Communications Group, Inc., whose clients have included the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Futures Industry magazine, Hull Equity Management, the London Metal Exchange, MAR, Prudential Securities, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. She lives in Chicago and can be reached at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
Understanding Stock Indexes.What Makes Stock Index Futures Tick?Stock Index "Player" Sheet.Ways to Use Stocks Index Futures.Know Your Stock Index: North America.Know Your Stock Index: Asia/Pacific.Know Your Stock Index: Europe.Trading from the Beach.Appendices.Glossary.Order Types.Endnotes.