Synopses & Reviews
Time values? Puts and calls? Striking prices? For many, investing in options can sound so risky that they fail to capitalize on a potentially lucrative opportunity. This straightforward guide thoroughly demystifies the options markets, enabling you to not only effectively maneuver within them, but to gain healthy returns from them. In nontechnical, easy-to-follow terms, Getting Started in Options, Third Edition arms you with the facts you need to make informed decisions about choosing stocks, tracking options, selling calls, and much more. Updated —and including the latest information on understanding and controlling risk —this practical book shows you how to:
- Set up a plan based on your specific investment requirements
- Master all the terminology
- Buy and sell puts and calls
- Hedge and speculate like a seasoned investor
- Understand time values, striking price, and expiration —and use them effectively
- Read the market and spot the specific risks of each type of option
- Profit in these exciting markets
This straightforward, bestselling guide thoroughly demystifies the options markets, enabling you to maneuver effectively within them, and gain healthy returns.
A completely revised and updated edition of this popular and easy-to-use guide to understanding and using options.
About the Author
MICHAEL C. THOMSETT is a financial writer with forty-seven books and hundreds of articles to his credit, including the bestselling Getting Started in Bonds (Wiley). He has been a management consultant in the securities industries and is an active options trader.
Table of Contents
An Investment with Many Faces.
Calls and Puts.
Opening, Closing, and Tracking the Option.
Choosing the Right Stock.
Choosing Your Own Strategy.