9780071454155

Options Demystified

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    9780071454155

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    0071454152

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Do you want to learn how to use options without getting lost in confusing theories and complicated math? Options Demystified takes the mystery out of options, providing you with concise descriptions of various options strategies and the knowledge you need to execute basic stock and commodity options trades. It also includes some of the more complex techniques like covered calls, spreads, straddles and hedges, and more.

Author Biography

Thomas McCafferty has been in the financial services industry for 30 years, with a focus on futures and options. He has traded proprietary accounts for Securities Corporation of Iowa, and was recently COO of Marketwise Securities. He has written several books as well as numerous articles for industry journals.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
The Wide, Wide World of Options
1(14)
Real Estate Options
Employee Options
Stock Options
Index Options
Currency Options
Financial Futures Options
Commodity Options
Dealer Options
Everyday Options
15(16)
Real Estate Options
Employee Options
Your First Serious Look at Using Options
31(16)
Motivation
Speculations
Income
Protection
Vocabulary
The Playing Fields
47(16)
Exchanges
Volatility
Hitting Moving Targets
63(16)
Volatility
Probability
Profitability
Getting Down to the Business of Trading
79(14)
Brokers
Buying
Selling
Who You Do Business With
93(16)
Regulators
Brokerage Firms
Arbitrators
Back Offices
Fortune Telling 101
109(30)
Fundamental Analysis
Technical Analysis
Just Trade It!
139(16)
Buying Calls
Buying Puts
Spreads
Evaluations
Profit
Loss
Breakeven
Some Advanced Concepts
155(12)
Covered Calls and Naked Options
LEAPS of Faith
FOREX Options
Philadelphia Options Market
The Mighty Futures Markets
167(20)
Origin
Financial Futures
Commodities Futures
Analysis
Trading Strategies
Become the Bubble and Ride the Wind
187(20)
Trading Philosophy
Financial and Psychological Fitness
Writing a Trading Plan
Staying on the Mark
Becoming the Best You Can Be
Final Exam 207(10)
Appendix 1 Option Symbols 217(2)
Appendix 2 Types of Orders and Order Checklist 219(4)
Appendix 3 Option Terminology 223(12)
Appendix 4 Suggested Additional Study Material 235(2)
Index 237

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