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The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading Advantage)by George A Fontanills
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The profits made through stocks and options trading have intrigued individual investors for years, yet those who enter this arena unprepared have consistently lost money. If you don't have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of the options market, lack a strategic plan, or fail to manage risk effectively, you won't be trading options for long.
Drawing on his years of experience as both a successful options trader and an acclaimed options trading instructor, author and financial expert George Fontanills has crafted a comprehensive course to help you avoid these common, costly, and unnecessary mistakes. In this fully updated Second Edition of The Options Course, Fontanills returns to improve and expand on all the invaluable information and advice he offered in the bestselling original edition of The Options Course.
Designed for investors at all levels of experience, The Options Course, Second Edition opens the door to the numerous opportunities offered by this exciting form of trading. Using a systematic, step-by-step approach, this guide will equip you with all the tools—from basic concepts to sophisticated techniques—necessary for successfully integrating options into your trading approach.
With clarity, conciseness, and depth of coverage available nowhere else, The Options Course, Second Edition:
Options are the most flexible financial instruments that exist today, and if used properly, they can provide you with unique investment opportunities on a regular basis. However, the entire options arena can be a very complex and confusing place to venture. By utilizing the many tools and strategies illustrated throughout this book—and paying close attention to the numerous cases presented—you can build up your knowledge base of the markets to a professional level and become a successful stocks and options trader.
An indispensable, hands-on companion to The Options Course. In The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods, renowned trader, money manager, and options trading instructor George Fontanills distills information from his highly popular seminar series to bring you an accessible and comprehensive look at options trading. In The Options Course Workbook, he offers a wealth of practical exercises that will help further your understanding, as well as test and apply what you've learned--before you take part in an actual trade. Includes a complete answer key, and covers such essentials as basic trading strategies, risk and margin, delta neutral trading, order placement, and trading techniques for range bound markets.
The Options Course offers, for the first time in book form, a complete options trading course based on George Fontanills's popular seminar series, Optionetics: The Science of High Profit and Low Stress Trading. Using a systematic, step-by-step approach, this remarkable text equips you with all the tools-from basic concepts to sophisticated techniques-necessary for successful trading in the world of options. Although many investors in recent years have been bitten by the options bug, many lose money because they either don't understand the fundamentals of the options market, lack a strategic plan, or fail to manage risk effectively. Drawing on his years of experience as both a successful options trader and an acclaimed instructor of traders, Fontanills has designed his course to help you avoid these common, costly, and unnecessary mistakes. With clarity, conciseness, and depth of coverage available nowhere else, The Options Course:
* Offers a thorough grounding in the concepts, methods, and strategies of options trading
* Defines the key elements of a good investment and describes ways to find explosive investment opportunities
* Shows you how to manage risk effectively-an important component of a winning approach to trading the markets profitably
* Explains how to apply Delta Neutral Trading, a powerful technique for finding optimal trades that produces high returns in a short period of time
* Provides detailed instructions on placing orders and trading futures and stocks with call and put options-all illustrated by numerous real-world examples and case studies
In addition, The Options Course is fully supported by a wealth of supplementary materials that speed and enhance the learning process. Included are fifteen appendices that serve as valuable resources, such as lists of trading media sources, options value and margin requirement charts, an option strategy quick-reference guide, strike price and expiration month codes, and much more. Fontanills's course is further supplemented by The Options Course Workbook, a study guide of practical exercises to test your knowledge. Designed for investors at all levels of experience, The Options Course opens the door to the numerous opportunities offered by this exciting form of investing.
About the Author
GEORGE A. FONTANILLS, who received his MBA from the prestigious Harvard Business School, is the cofounder and President Emeritus of Optionetics, the world leader in options education, with offices around the globe specializing in teaching high-profit, low-risk, low-stress options trading strategies (www.optionetics.com). Additionally, George's reputation as "the dean of options trading" has led to numerous guest appearances on television and radio shows across the country. A retired hedge fund manager, he has written and cowritten many books on trading, including Trade Options Online, The Stock Market Course, and The Volatility Course, all published by Wiley.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Options Trading.
The Big Picture.
Elements of a Good Investment.
A Short Course in Investment Economics.
How to Spot Explosive Opportunities.
Introduction to Delta Neutral Trading.
The Greeks and Option Pricing.
Risk and Margin.
Basic Trading Strategies.
The Nuts and Bolts of Delta Neutral Trading.
Advanced Delta Neutral Strategies.
Trading Techniques for Range-Bound Markets.
Increasing Your Profits with Adjustments.
Processing Your Trade.
George Fontanills' Trading Package.
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