Your Options Handbook

Your Options Handbook : The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options

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A comprehensive yet simplified guide to the complex world of options investing and risk management Before trading derivatives, one needs to understand the secrets and mechanics behind the options market. Your Options Handbook: The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options offers a straightforward, practical explanation of the options marketplace, including its origins, the mechanics of the market, and how to profit from trading options. * Walks you through the stock and option markets from a professional's perspective, but uses plain language and simple analogies * Discusses different trading strategies based upon whether one's opinion of the market is bullish, bearish, or neutral * Details market players, useful tips, and trading psychology, and explains how options are priced Options are a versatile trading instrument that typically cost less and can have lower risk than stocks. They also offer investors a unique edge and lucrative opportunities that are not available to stock only traders. Your Options Handbook helps investors fully understand the options market, allowing them to enter the sector with greater ease.

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  • Hardback | 404 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 657.71g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • ChichesterUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0470603623
  • 9780470603628
  • 536,718

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Brings the complex world of options down to Earth for investors of every stripe For those in the know, options can be a relatively inexpensive, low-risk alternative to futures, swaps, and other common hedging and trading instruments. They also offer investors a unique edge and profit-taking opportunities not available to stock-only traders. Your complete guide to all things option, this book quickly gets you up to speed on what you'll need to know to confidently and successfully trade options, whatever your particular investment needs and goals. Written by one of the most respected options traders and educators in the United States, Your Options Handbook features straightforward, practical explanations of the options market--including its history, conventions, and customs--various types of options and their uses, and common trading techniques and methodologies. Writing in plain English, options whiz kid Jared Levy: Walks you through the markets from a professional's perspective, using plain language, simple analogies, and real-world examples to illustrate his points Describes market players, options pricing and valuation methods, and trading psychology Explains the complex mathematics behind options pricing and trading strategies in a way that even math-phobic investors will find easy to digest Discusses major trading strategies and helps you design an approach tailored to your personality, needs, and long- and short-term goals Don't be put off by the seeming complexity and obscure jargon associated with the options market. Let Your Options Handbook get you up and running with the basic knowledge and tools you'll need to take full advantage of one of the most versatile and accessible of trading instruments. PRAISE FOR YOUR OPTIONS HANDBOOK "The details, insight, and tactics that Jared offers are priceless; it's a must-read for both beginning and experienced traders!" --JOHN WALLACE, former chairman of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange "To succeed with options, it's crucial to bring the subject into the context of real-world trading considerations such as technical and news analysis. Your Options Handbook fulfills that criteria beautifully. It is a practical guide that gets to the point quickly and is packed with valuable insights that could only emerge from an experienced expert." --GUY COHEN, author of The Bible of Options Strategies "If you cultivate a genuine appreciation for the process of becoming a successful trader, and study Jared's book, the journey will be a lot less arduous and definitely more fun." --MARK DOUGLAS, author of The Disciplined Trader and Trading in the Zone

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"With the techniques and strategies contained within these pages, you have everything you need to beat any hedge fund manager." --JARED LEVY Options offer investors a relatively safe, inexpensive way to invest and hedge risk. Despite the rarefied jargon involved--such as "backwardation," "pin risk," and "volatility smile"--options trading is also much simpler than most people think--once you've mastered the basics. Enter Your Options Handbook--your complete, A-to-Z guide to understanding, entering, and succeeding in the options market. Options wunderkind Jared Levy patiently walks you through the market from a professional's perspective. He introduces you to the market mechanics and the players, explains how options are priced, and schools you in the essentials of trading psychology. His simple, plain-English explanations of everything from calls and puts to valuation and spreads significantly shorten the learning curve typically associated with options trading. And his step-by-step presentations, illustrated with helpful real-world examples, make major trading techniques and methodologies--as well as the complex mathematics informing them--easy to digest, even for the most math-averse reader. Your Options Handbook provides a framework for developing an approach to options trading tailored to your unique goals and personality. Levy helps you to identify what kind of trader you are, in terms of tolerance for risk, analytical versus intuitive thinking style, long- and short-term goals, budget, and other key factors. Then, in a series of chapters devoted to specific trading strategies, he helps you design an approach suited to your profile.

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About Jared Levy

Jared A. Levy got his start trading as an options market maker and specialist in the pits of the Philadelphia and American Stock Exchanges in the '90s. Now as an exclusive CNBC contributor, he offers his commentary to the world as part of CNBC's Fast Money team and appears on several programs throughout the network. Jared is also featured and quoted in numerous industry publications both online and in print. He has been featured on Bloomberg, Fox, and several other radio and TV networks over the years. In 2006, he won an Emmy for his daily video, "Trader Cast." More recently, he served as the Senior Derivatives Specialist for PEAK6 Investments, L.P., and is currently an editor for Taipan Publishing Group. Through his many seminars and courses, Jared Levy has educated tens of thousands of investors on how to successfully and consistently trade and invest for a living, while keeping risk low. He teaches a practical, straightforward approach to investing that involves analyzing equities, derivatives, and the markets as a whole, as well as both simple and complex strategies and the use of diverse instruments.

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