ISBN-10:
0071837620
ISBN-13:
9780071837620
Pub. Date:
10/13/2014
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
The Complete Guide to Option Selling: How Selling Options Can Lead to Stellar Returns in Bull and Bear Markets, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

The Complete Guide to Option Selling: How Selling Options Can Lead to Stellar Returns in Bull and Bear Markets, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

by James Cordier, Michael Gross

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ISBN-13: 9780071837620
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Edition description: List
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 403,709
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

James Cordier (Tampa Bay, FL, and Chicago, IL) is founder and head trader of OptionSellers.com, the first investment firm in the U.S. to specialize exclusively in managed option selling portfolios for high net worth investors.

Michael Gross (Tampa Bay, FL) is director of research at OptionSellers.com and works directly with many of the firm’s clients in planning portfolio strategy.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Introduction 1

Part I Selling Options: Why and How it Works 7

1 The Option Seller's Secret: Excelling in the Worlds Most Underrated (and Undiscovered) Investment Strategy 9

2 The "Who" of Selling Options: Insights From 30 Years in the Options Market 19

3 Why Aren't You Selling Options? The Key Advantages of Option Selling 25

4 Buying Options Versus Selling Options: Who Wins? 43

5 Option Selling on Steroids: An Introduction to Futures Options 61

6 SPAN Margin: Your Key to High Returns 79

Part II Option Selling Strategy and Risk Control 89

7 How to Pick the Right Option to Sell: Lessons Learned from Three Decades in the Field 91

8 The Use and Abuse of Spreads: How to Keep Them from Taking Your Money 119

9 Recommended Spreads: The Few and the Proud: Spread Strategies That Really Work for the Individual Investor 141

10 The Best Option-Selling Strategy Ever: The Ratio Credit Spread 159

11 Option-Selling Mechanics: Quick Tips on Liquidity, Timing, Order Placement, Assignment, Limit Moves, and More 169

12 Managing Your Option-Selling Risk: Defense Wins Championships 181

Part III Market Analysis and Option Selling 203

13 Fundamentals: The Dirty Little Secret About how Money Really Gets Made in Commodities 205

14 Key Fundamentals of Select Markets: What to Watch, Where to Find Them 223

15 Seasonal Tendencies in Option Selling: A Most Potent Profit Formula 243

16 The Best Markets for Seasonal Option Sales: A Primer for Seasonal Neophytes 261

17 Volatility Simplified: All You Need to Know About the Most Misunderstood Option Component 287

18 How to Structure Your Option-Selling Portfolio: Tips on Building Your Premium Ladder 297

Part IV Getting Started 307

19 How to Avoid the Mistakes New Option Sellers Make: Learn Them Here and Save Yourself Time, Money, and Headaches 309

20 Finding a Good Broker or Money Manager: The Best Trading Decision You'll Ever Make is Choosing the Right Professional 319

21 Option Selling as an Investment: Frequently Asked Questions 331

22 Pulling It All Together: A Quick Review of What You Have Learned 343

References and Resources 351

Index 355

About the Authors 362

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Anonymous 8 months ago
10/10 would recommend, works especially good for natural gas options