The Option Trader Handbook Strategies and Trade Adjustments

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-26
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Strategies, tools, and solutions for minimizing risk and volatility in option tradingAn intermediate level trading book, The Option Trader Handbook, Second Edition provides serious traders with strategies for managing and adjusting their market positions. This Second Edition features new material on implied volatility; Delta and Theta, and how these measures can be used to make better trading decisions. The book presents the art of making trade adjustments in a logical sequence, starting with long and short stock positions; moving on to basic put and call positions; and finally discussing option spreads and combinations. Covers different types of underlying positions and discusses all the possible adjustments that can be made to that position Offers important insights into more complex option spreads and combinations A timely book for today's volatile marketsIntended for both stock and option traders, this book will help you improve your overall trading skills and performance.

Author Biography

George M. Jabbour, PhD, is the Director of the Master of Science in Finance program at The George Washington University, as well as a professor of derivatives, financial engineering, and investments. Dr. Jabbour has published various articles in professional financial journals and regularly speaks at conferences in the United States and abroad regarding option pricing models, financial management, and risk management. He is also a managing director of Global Asset Investments, LLC, an asset management and derivatives consulting firm, and CEO of Global Finance Associates Inc., a financial training, consulting, and research company. Dr. Jabbour regularly conducts seminars in option trading and valuation, and is a very active equities and derivatives trader.

Philip H. Budwick, MsF, is the Director of the Capital Markets Trading Room at The George Washington University School of Business and frequently writes articles on option trading strategies and investments. Mr. Budwick is a Managing Director of Global Asset Investments, LLC, an asset management and derivatives consulting firm, and is an active option and stock trader. He has a law degree and a master of science in finance and teaches classes in portfolio management.

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Trade and Risk Management
The Philosophy of Risk
Truth About Reward
Risk Management
Trade Management
Trading as a Business
SCORE-The Formula for Trading Success
Tools of the Trader
Option Value
Option Pricing
Option Greeks and Risk Management
Time Decay
Implied Volatility
Synthetic Positions
Basic Strategies
Basic Spreads and Combinations
Advanced Spreads
The Greeks and Spread Trades
Valuable Derivative Traders Program
Introduction to Trade Adjustments
Long Stock
Protective Put
Call Replacement
Sell Covered Calls
Ratio Write
Call Ratio Spread
Call Calendar Spread
Short Stock
Protective Call-Insurance
Put Replacement
Covered Puts
Short Collars
Put Ratio Write
Put Ratio Spread
Calls and Puts
Long Call
Short Call
Long Put
Short Put
Bull Call Spreads/Bear Put Spreads
Bear Call Spreads/Bull Put Spreads
Calendar Spreads
Long Straddle
Short Straddle/Short Strangle
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