Trading Index Options

Trading Index Options

by James B. Bittman

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Overview

Designed and written for active traders who are interested in practical information that can improve their results, Trading Index Options offers tried-and-true techniques without a lot of theory and math. Bittman provides traders with the know-how to evaluate practical situations and manage positions. Among the key features: the basics of index options, including various spreads; how to match strategies with forecasts; alternatives for losing positions; the importance of price behavior and volatility. A windows-based software program that provides multiple option pricing and graphing is included in the package.

James B. Bittman is a staff instructor at The Options Institute, the education division of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he teaches seminars on options to investors in the United States and Europe. He is also on the faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and holds a commodity options membership at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). A successful options trader for more than 15 years, Bittman also wrote the best-selling Options for the Stock Investor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786312306
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

James B. Bittman is a staff instructor at The Options Institute, the education division of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he teaches seminars on options to investors in the United States and Europe. He is also on the faculty at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and holds a commodity options membership at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). A successful options trader for more than 15 years, Bittman also wrote the best-selling Options for the Stock Investor.

Table of Contents

Section I: Basic Concepts and Strategies.

Section II: Option Price Behavior and Volatility.

Section III: Trading Strategies.

Section IV: Managing Positions.

Section V: The Psychology of Trading.

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