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Optionsby Michael C Thomsett
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Getting Started in Options
Time values? Puts and calls? Striking prices? If options seem like foreign territory to you, you're not alone. Options have only been traded since the 1970s, so even seasoned investors can be daunted by them. But don't let their seeming complexity frighten you away from the potentially lucrative opportunities to be found in options investing. This straightforward guide thoroughly demystifies the options markets, helping you understand how they work, where they can fit into your personal financial picture, and how you can reap healthy returns from them. In nontechnical, easy-to-follow terms, Getting Started in Options, Fourth Edition arms you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about choosing stocks, tracking options, selling calls, and much more-including how to utilize the many new online resources. You'll learn how to:
* Set up a plan based on your specific investment requirements ?
* Master options terminology and concepts ?
* Read the market and spot the specific risks of each type of option ?
* Understand time values, striking price, and expiration and use them effectively ?
* Hedge and speculate like a seasoned pro ?
* Use options as insurance against losses in stock investments ?
* Profit in these exciting markets ?
The bestselling guide to understanding options
Getting Started in Options,Fourth Edition, includes such new material as references to online sites relevant to options investors; information on how to pick broker firms; more detailed explanations of risk; bailout points; how to pick stocks for options investing; and how put options can enhance portfolio returns. This Fourth Edition also contains new examples, updated charts, and timely additions to reflect important changes in the market.
Michael C. Thomsett (Port Townsend, WA) is a financial writer with many books and hundreds of articles to his credit. He has been a management consultant in the securities industries and is an active options trader.
About the Author
MICHAEL C. THOMSETT is a financial writer with fifty-three books and hundreds of articles to his credit, including the bestselling Getting Started in Bonds (Wiley) and the three previous editions of Getting Started in Options. He has been a management consultant in the securities industries and is an active options trader.
Table of Contents
Introduction: An Investment with Many Faces.
Calls and Puts.
Opening, Closing, and Tracking the Option.
Choosing the Right Stock.
Choosing Your Own Strategy.
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