Getting Started in Options: Illustrated Edition, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118399315
  • ISBN-13: 9781118399316
  • DDC: 332.632283
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This is an easy-to-read and updated guide to the complex world of options investing. Investing in options sounds so risky that many people fail to capitalize on this potentially lucrative opportunity. In non-technical, easy-to-follow terms, this illustrated book thoroughly demystifies the options markets, distinguishes the imagined risks from the real ones, and arms investors with the facts they need to make informed decisions. This new edition includes an introduction with comments on the recent market and the growing importance of options, including updates throughout the book. Visual features play an important part in the organization of this book. It relies on a careful weaving of text with definitions in context, examples, charts and graphs, highlighted key points, and links to sites providing valuable resources. Each chapter concludes with illustrated comic strip features to highlight the major points of the chapter and to provide a running narrative throughout the book.The idea behind all of these features is that most of us learn more from what we see than from what we read or hear.This book provides you with the skills to master the complex world of options, but it walks you through the complexity of jargon and concepts without overly technical explanations. This is why the reliance on the visual is of upmost importance. The key participant in any book should be the reader, and it is a successful book only if the reader takes something of value from the presentation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Element Key.
1: Calls & Puts: Defining the Fields of Play.
2: Opening & Tracking: How It All Works.
3: Buying Calls: Maximizing the Rosy View.
4: Buying Puts: The Positive Side of Pessimism.
5: Selling Calls: Conservative and Profitable.
6: Selling Puts: The Overlooked Strategy.
7: Closing Positions: Cover, Close, Exercise, or Roll.
8: Paper Trading: A Test Run of the Theory.
9: Calculating the Return: A Complex Aspect to Options.
Recommended Reading.
About the Author.