Trading Options for Dummies

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Trading Options for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

362 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Mar 2008

ISBN-13: 9780470241769

ISBN-10: 0470241764

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Thinking of trading options, but not sure where to start? "Trading Options For Dummies" starts you from the beginning with clear, step-by-step advice on how to use top option strategies to reduce your risk while boosting your income and enlarging your retirement portfolio with index, equity, and ETF options.

This plain-English guide explains the common types of options and helps you choose the right ones for your investing needs. You find out how to weigh option costs and benefits, combine options to reduce risk, and build a strategy that allows you to gain no matter what the market may bring. You'll learn the basics of market and sector analysis and what to look for when trying out a new option strategy. You'll also find what you need to know about options contract specifications and mechanics. Discover how to: Understand option contracts and ordersDetermine and manage your riskGuard your assets using optionsTrade options on securities exchangesProtect your rights and satisfy your contract obligationsTarget sectors using technical analysisMinimize potential losses and optimize rewardsMap out your plan of attackLimit your downside when trading the trendCombine options to limit your position riskBenefit from exchange traded fundsKey in on volatility for trading opportunitiesCapitalize on sideways movements

Trading options is serious business. "Trading Options For Dummies" gives you the expert help you need to succeed.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Mar 2008
ISBN-13: 9780470241769
ISBN-10: 0470241764
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 362
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.4 x 0.81 x 9.26

Chapter outline

Introduction
Getting Started
Options Trading and Investing
Introducing Options
Trading Places: Options for Stocks
Option Risks and Rewards
Evaluating Markets, Sectors, and Strategies
Tapping Into the Market's Mood
Targeting Sectors with Technical Analysis
Kicking the Wheels of a New Strategy
Mapping Out Your Plan of Attack
What Every Trader Needs to Know About Options
Getting a Handle on Option Styles
Guarding Your Assets with Options
Limiting Your Downside When Trading the Trend
Combining Options to Limit Your Position Risk
Benefiting from Exchange-Traded Funds
Advanced Strategies for Option Traders
Profiting Without a Market Outlook
Keying In on Volatility for Trading Opportunities
Capitalizing When Markets Move Sideways
The Part of Tens
Ten Top Option Strategies
Ten Do's and Don'ts in Options Trading
Glossary
Index

Book description

Thinking of trading options, but not sure where to start? Trading Options For Dummies starts you from the beginning with clear, step-by-step advice on how to use top option strategies to reduce your risk while boosting your income and enlarging your retirement portfolio with index, equity, and ETF options.

This plain-English guide explains the common types of options and helps you choose the right ones for your investing needs.

You find out how to weigh option costs and benefits, combine options to reduce risk, and build a strategy that allows you to gain no matter what the market may bring. You’ll learn the basics of market and sector analysis and what to look for when trying out a new option strategy. You’ll also find what you need to know about options contract specifications and mechanics. Discover how to:

  • Understand option contracts and orders
  • Determine and manage your risk
  • Guard your assets using options
  • Trade options on securities exchanges
  • Protect your rights and satisfy your contract obligations
  • Target sectors using technical analysis
  • Minimize potential losses and optimize rewards
  • Map out your plan of attack
  • Limit your downside when trading the trend
  • Combine options to limit your position risk
  • Benefit from exchange traded funds
  • Key in on volatility for trading opportunities
  • Capitalize on sideways movements

Trading options is serious business. Trading Options For Dummies gives you the expert help you need to succeed.

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