The practical, visual guide to the complex world of optionsinvesting loaded with tactics and tips for market success
Options provide a diverse, strategic, advantaged approach totrading that can significantly limit the overall risks of a tradeor yield additional returns. For many people, investing in optionsseem so risky that they fail to capitalize on this potentiallylucrative opportunity that can unlock doors you would neverimagine. The Bloomberg Visual Guide to Options usesfull-color charts and other illustrations to help readersunderstand the mechanics and actionable details of the marketplaceand how to profit from options trading.
An accessible reference volume for investment professionals ofall levels of experience, the book takes a direct and to the pointapproach to the topic, enhanced by colorful and visually effectivegraphs and charts of the options market. Discussing the functionsof the exchanges, how they work, and the strategies for takingadvantage of the market while steering clear of risk, this is theultimate visual guide to understanding the world of tradingoptions.
- Immerses readers in the exciting world of options tradingthrough the use of full-color graphs and charts
- Provides tips, tricks, and real scenarios for successfultrading, whether trading in a bull, bear, or neutral market
- Presents detailed, unique strategies for understanding andsucceeding in the real options market
- Includes special learning aids, such as Key Point Summaries,Do-It-Yourself Exercises, Step-By-Step Instructions, and muchmore
Putting even the most complex options trading issues at yourfingertips in an easy-to-understand, readily accessible format,Bloomberg Visual Guide to Options is a must-have tradingreference for professional investors.
About the Author
Jared A. Levy is the Senior Equities Strategist for ZacksInvestment Research and manages several trading services, which canbe found along with his blog at his website JaredLevy.com. He isalso a Managing Partner of Alternative Investments at BelpointeCapital in Greenwich, Connecticut.
He has served as a market maker, specialist, and risk manager onthree major stock exchanges, completely immersed in the finance andoptions industries since the age of eighteen. He published hisfirst book, Your Options Handbook, by the age ofthirty-one.
Jared has worked for some of the most respected option tradingfirms in the world and has himself traded millions of optionscontracts and millions of shares of stock successfully over theyears.
Levy's raw commentary and editorial insights have been featuredin many industry publications over the years and has touchedmillions of investors around the globe. He has been a CNBC FastMoney contributing cast member and won an Emmy for his dailyvideo, Trader Cast. Jared regularly appears and offerscommentary and strategy on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNN Radio, andother major TV and radio networks.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book ix
Chapter 1: The World of Options 1
Chapter 2: Tools and Knowledge for Trading Options Professionally 51
Chapter 3: Visualizing the Greeks 105
Chapter 4: Visualizing Basic Strategies: Trading Calls and Puts 139
Chapter 5: Visualizing and Trading Vertical Spreads 233
Chapter 6: Visualizing and Trading Butterflies, Condors, and Complex Spreads 287
Chapter 7: Managing Your Risk: Tactics, Tips, and Volatility Tricks 329
Appendix: Bloomberg Functionality Cheat Sheet 375
About the Author 377
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fantastic Book for learning the basics and beyond. Very easy to understand!