Understanding Options 2E

Understanding Options 2E

by Michael Sincere

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ISBN-13: 9780071817844
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Edition description: List
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 132,478
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Michael Sincere is a full-time columnist, writer, and author of numerous books, including Understanding Stocks and All About Market Indicators.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Part 1 What You Need to Know First

1 Welcome to the Options Market 3

2 How to Open an Options Account 13

3 The Fascinating Characteristics of Options 19

Part 2 Selling Covered Calls

4 The Joy of Selling (Writing) Covered Calls 35

5 How to Choose the Right Covered Call 49

6 Step-by-Step: Selling Covered Calls 59

7 Managing Your Covered Call Position 73

8 Assignment: Your Obligation to Sell 83

Part 3 How to Buy Calls

9 Introduction to Call Strategies 91

10 How to Choose the Right Call Option 99

11 Volatility and Options Pricing 109

12 Step-by-Step: Buying Calls 123

13 Managing Your Call Position 137

14 Exercise: Your Right to Buy 143

Part 4 How to Buy Puts

15 How to Choose the Right Put Option 151

16 Managing Your Put Position 161

17 Protective and Married Puts 171

18 The Collar 177

Part 5 Intermediate and Advanced Strategies

19 Credit and Debit Spreads 187

20 Buying Straddles and Strangles 219

21 Selling Cash-Secured and Naked Puts 229

22 Delta and the Other Greeks 239

23 Trading Options with ETFs, Indexes, Weeklys, and Mini-Options 251

24 Advanced Strategies 257

Part 6 Sincere Advice

25 Sheldon Natenberg: Professional Options Trader 267

26 Where to Get Help 275

27 Lessons I Learned About Options 283

Index 287

Acknowledgments 297

About the Author 299

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