Options Trading for the Institutional Investor Managing Risk in Financial Institutions

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2014-04-10
  • Publisher: FT Press
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To protect portfolios in today's volatile and uncertain market environment, institutional investors need to hedge losses, create extra sources of income, and reduce risk. In his extensively updated and expanded Options Trading for the Institutional Investor, Third Edition, renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett shows how to do all this effectively.


One step at a time, Thomsett helps institutional investors exploit powerful, carefully chosen options strategies that can dramatically increase overall returns as you manage risks within your institution's limits. Thomsett discusses covered call writing on carefully selected stocks, contingent purchase strategies, and powerful "combination" strategies that produce cash to bolster current income. He guides professional investors through every strategy, using actual examples, portfolios, and graphs taken directly from today's markets. Wherever applicable, he addresses specific forms of risk and volatility that only institutional investors face.


This thoroughly updated Third Edition includes a chart-based analytical method that relies on reversal signals in the underlying as an alternative to volatility analysis. Thomsett presents new chapters on two powerful strategies he has developed and utilized to optimize returns while minimizing risk: the 1-2-3 Iron Butterfly, and the Dividend Collar. This edition also adds detailed new coverage of risk evaluation.

Author Biography

MICHAEL C. THOMSETT (Greater Nashville Area, TN) has written more than 70 books on investment and financial topics, including The Options Trading Body of Knowledge, Options Trading for the Conservative Investor, Stock Profits: Getting to the Core, Winning with Options, The Leaps Strategist and the best-selling Getting Started in Options. His Investment and Securities Dictionary was named Outstanding Academic Book by Choice Magazine.

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Chapter 1 – Setting the Ground Rules

Chapter 2 – Option Basics

Chapter 3 – Options in Context

Chapter 4 – Chart-Based Analysis

Chapter 5 – Managing Profits and Losses

Chapter 6 - Options as Cash Generators

Chapter 7 – The 1-2-3 Iron Butterfly

Chapter 8 – The Dividend Collar

Chapter 9 - Alternatives to Stock Purchase

Chapter 10 – Option Strategies in Down Markets

Chapter 11 – Combination Conservative Techniques

Chapter 12 – Rick Evaluation Techniques

Chapter 13 – Stock Selection and the Option Contract

Appendix: Option Trading Strategies

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