New to trading options? Looking to generate some extra monthly cash flow? Covered calls are the place to start. Perhaps you are sitting in cash, scared to get back into the stock market. But you are also unwilling to lock up your money in a CD that pays next to nothing. Covered calls are a great way to slowly ease back into the market, while starting to generate some income. This conservative strategy is also often used by buy-and-hold investors to generate extra income from stocks in their long-term holdings. Even if you know nothing at all about trading options, this guide will quickly bring you up to speed. This book will teach you: How to understand options terminology like calls, strike, expiration, etc. The crucial difference between "naked calls" and "covered calls" (don't trade options until you know the difference!) How to find stocks that are the best candidates for covered calls How to pick the best strike price and expiration date for your calls Covered Calls Made Easy will teach you everything you need to know about the most popular options trading strategy. And if you ever get stuck, you can always reach out to me by email (provided inside the audiobook), and I will help you. Ready to get started? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mike Norgaard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076004/bk_acx0_076004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is options trading? Are you a beginner and have no clue about options trading? Do you want to know how people make loads of money by options trading and you wish to start investing? Then, keep reading...The truth is, when you trade in options, you are trading in a contract based upon an underlying asset - typically, a stock in a company. An option is a contract that gives the holders the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an asset in the future at a price determined today. Options trading allows you to manage risks while at the same time allowing you to optimize profits. And because there are so many different methods and techniques to trade in options, there is a wide market for both buyers and sellers. One more benefit with options is that they are extremely flexible and so are used as both a form of insurance and as a source of speculative profits. The value is largely derived from the value of an underlying asset or financial instrument, but it also has additional components such as time till expiration and a locked-in price that provides additional value. So, the value of the option is not solely determined by the current value of the underlying asset or security as there are several other factors that come into play.The goal of this book is simple: It will teach you the basics of options trading that you can practice as soon as you finish listening to it. You will start learning how to recognize the basic strategies and trading patterns of the best option traders. You will have the right knowledge to become a successful options trader.You will learn:How to manage costsCommon pitfalls for beginners and how to avoid themTrading strategies and analysis to understand how you should investPros of trading equitiesDisadvantages associated with stocksCreating an options trading planAnd much more...Moreover, options provi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Prova. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/163473/bk_acx0_163473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Puts, calls, strike prices, premiums, derivatives, bear put spreads and bull call spreads - this technical jargon is just one of the complex aspects of options trading. But don’t let any of it scare you away.What is option trading?An option is a contract to buy or sell a stock, usually 100 shares of the stock per contract, at a pre-negotiated price and by a certain date.Investors use options for different reasons. But when option trading, you’ll get the following benefits:Buying an option requires a smaller initial outlay than buying the stock.An option buys an investor time to see how things play out.An option will protect an investor from downside risk by locking in the price without the obligation to buy. This is a guide for beginners that will assist you thread carefully into option trading. You’ll learn: What is options trading?Managing options positions.Understanding options pricing.Treating options trading as a business.Trading options for profit.Ten ultimate profit secret strategies.Strategies for making the best out of bad situations.The concept of "moneyness". Frequently asked questions:How much do I need to invest to get started? You don’t have to invest a lot of money to get started. What value of return should I expect when I invest? You can achieve enormous returns if you are correct on direction and time.I heard there is a lot of risk involved. How do I manage that? Risk is manageable; you only can lose what you put into the trade as a buyer.The main difference between stocks and options is time. Even though options have an expiration date, stocks do not. However, the leverage gained from options is actually enormous. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cliff Weldon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156840/bk_acx0_156840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
"I am sure practitioners, auditors, and regulators will find the content of Mr Shaik's book of value. The accessible style is also welcome. All in all, a worthwhile addition to the finance literature and one that hopefully helps plug the knowledge gap in this field." - from the foreword by Professor Moorad Choudhry, Brunel UniversityManaging Derivatives Contracts is a comprehensive and practical treatment of the end-to-end management of the derivatives contract operations, systems, and platforms that support the trading and business of derivative products. This book focuses on the processes and systems in the derivatives contract life cycle that underlie and implement the activities of derivatives trading, pricing, and risk management.Khader Shaik, a Wall Street derivatives platform implementation expert, lays out all the fundamentals needed to understand, conduct, and manage derivatives operations. In particular, he provides both introductory and in-depth treatment of the following topics: derivative product classes, the market structure, mechanics, and players of derivatives markets, types of derivative contracts and life cycle management, derivatives technology platforms, software systems, and protocols, derivatives contracts management, and the new regulatory landscape as shaped by reforms such as Dodd-Frank Title VII and EMIR. Managing Derivatives Contracts focuses on the operational processes and market environment of the derivatives life cycle, it does not address the mathematics or finance of derivatives trading, which are abundantly treated in the standard literature.Managing Derivatives Contracts is divided into four parts. The first part provides a structural overview of the derivatives markets and product classes. The second part examines the roles of derivatives market players, the organization of buy-side and sell-side firms, critical data elements, and the Dodd-Frank reforms. Within the framework of total market flow and straight-through processing as constrained by regulatory compliance, the core of the book details the contract life cycle from origination to expiration for each of the major derivatives product classes, including listed futures and options, cleared and bilateral OTC swaps, and credit derivatives. The final part of the book explores the underlying information technology platform, software systems, and protocols that drive the end-to-end business of derivatives. In particular, it supplies actionable guidelines on how to build a platform using vendor products, in-house development, or a hybrid approach.
A comprehensive resource for understanding and trading weekly options Weekly options are traded on all major indices, as well as high volume stocks and ETFs. They continue to surge in popularity, accounting for as much as twenty percent of daily options volume. And while existing options strategy can be used with weeklys, they are particularly conducive to premium selling strategies and short-term trades based on a news item or technical pattern. With this timely guide, and its companion video, you'll learn exactly how to use weeklys to make more money from option selling strategies and how to make less expensive bets on short-term market moves. Written by Russell Rhoads, a top instructor at the CBOE's Options Institute, Trading Weekly Options + Video skillfully explains the unique pricing and behavioral characteristics of weekly options and shows how to take advantage of those unique features using traditional option strategies. * The first book and video combination product focused solely on weekly options * Outlines the most effective trading strategies associated with weekly options, including taking advantage of the accelerating time-decay curve when an option approaches expiration * Filled with the practical, real-world insights of author Russell Rhoads, an expert in this field Created with both the experienced and beginning option traders in mind, this book and video package will help you make the most of your time trading weekly options.
Noted technical analyst John Person outlines a comprehensive method to pinpointing today's best trading opportunities The economy and stock market are heavily influenced by seasonal factors. For example, a strong holiday buying season tends to be bullish for retail stocks or rising energy costs hurt airline profitability. Awareness of seasonal trends in both the economy and stock market can put you in a better position to profit from sectors and stocks that are likely to outperform the overall market. And technical tools can then be used to confirm emerging trends and time entries into these stocks and sectors. Mastering the Stock Market provides authoritative insights into a method for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing. Taking a top-down approach, the book explains how seasonal supply/demand forces impact commodities and different sectors of the stock market. After learning how to identify stock market sectors and commodity ETFs that are ripe for a big move, you'll quickly discover how to use technical analysis to gauge the strength of the sector or commodity and then identify the strongest stocks and ETFs to trade. Along the way, you'll also learn how to use the author's own indicators, Persons Pivots, to identify support/resistance areas and pinpoint optimal entry and exit points. * Outlines a proven technical approach for trading stocks based on seasonal trends, sector analysis, and market timing * Breaks new ground in comparative relative strength, trading volume, breadth indicators, and utilizing pivot analysis in conjunction with options expiration days to identify trading opportunities * Written by noted technical analyst John L. Person To successfully trade today's markets you need to use a proven approach and have the discipline to effectively implement it. Mastering the Stock Market has what you need to achieve these goals and capture consistent profits along the way.
Investors are increasingly turning to LEAPS (Long-Term Equity AnticiPation Securities) to combine the advantages of options trading with the benefits and security of a longer time frame. Here, Marty Kearney of the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange examines the wide range of practical and effective strategies for managing LEAPS, and shows you how to match these strategies to your own risk profile. Learn how to tailor your options program using LEAPS and devise key strategies to improve profitability, protect paper profits, and avoid losses in long stock positions. * Use LEAPS to produce monthly income * Identify key elements in determining LEAPS prices * Master LEAPS symbols and expiration cycles * Insure your portfolio against market pullbacks * Manage year-end tax consequences * Establish security positions with little risk Kearney walks you through the inner workings of LEAPS and shows you compelling strategies for incorporating them into your overall approach to market. With instant access to the online video, you'll have everything you need to begin profiting with LEAPS.
Veteran options trader Dan Passarelli explains a new methodology for option trading and valuation. With an introduction to option basics as well as chapters on all types of spreads, put-call parity and synthetic options, trading volatility and studying volatility charts, and advanced option trading, Trading Option Greeks holds pertinent new information on how more accurate pricing can drive profit. Most options traders focus on strategies such as covered calls, vertical spreads, butterflies and condors, and so on. But traders often don't know how to use the &quote;greeks&quote; the five factors that influence an option's price to trade more effectively. The &quote;greeks&quote; (Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega, Rho) are tools to measure minute changes in an option's price based on corresponding changes in: Interest rates Time to expiration Price changes in the underlying security Volatility Dividends Using the greeks can lead to more accurate pricing information that will alert an option trader to mispriced derivatives that can be exploited for profit. In straightforward language and making use of charts and examples, Passarelli explains how to use the greeks to be a better options trader.