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Options:Essential Concepts, 3rd Edition Hardcover – Jun 21 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 441 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 3 edition (June 21 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071341692
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071341691
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.3 x 23.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 998 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #254,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Everything from time-honored options concepts to strategies for individual and institutional investors and traders. Written by today's leading options practitioners--and edited by The Options Institute, the globally renowned Educational Division of the Chicago Board Options Exchange--Options: Essential Concpets and Trading Strategies, Third Edition, leaves no stone unturned in delivering the most complete, authoritative, and easy-to-understand blueprint available. for navigating the profitable twists and turns of today's options marketplace. No-nonsense, packed with useful information, and valuable as either an introductory textbook or a comprehensive fingertip reference resource, this thoroughly revised and updated edition details: what options are, how they are priced, and how they are traded; basic option trading strategies such as covered writing and. protected puts; advanced strategies involved LEAPS and the stock repair strategy; options from three points of view; private investor, institutional investor, and market maker; how to use the power of the Internet for trading and detailed information gathering. Options can be used to reduce the risk of trading stocks, and Options, Third. Edition, reduces the risk of trading options. So get your questions together and use this step-by-step guidebook to develop option strategies that meet your investment objectives: hedging your stock market risk, increasing your portfolio income, or improving your trading results.

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The Options Institute is the educational division of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the world's largest and most influential options exchange.

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Format: Hardcover
This is definitely not an easy reading book. It's essentially a dry college textbook, drier then most Physics textbooks. I am not too sure why people like this book. It's rated fairly high, which was why I initially bought it, but now I regret it. The book is written by multiple authors, therefore some chapters are better then others. But overall it's difficult to read because in some areas, the descriptions are too terse, in others too detailed to the point of confusing. I've owned this book for almost three years and I've never been able to consistently read through it. I will drop it because it's too frustrating. Then I try again a couple of months later and I drop it again. I essentially gave up and decided to go ahead and read Lawrence McMillan's Option book. His book has a better flow because it's the same author throughout, and he does a pretty good job of explaining the subject. This book is only good for probably a reference book, but not for advancing your techniques of Options trading. I am going to try and sell this book instead of using it as a reference.
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Format: Hardcover
This book presents a highly readable overview of the subject of options and I would recommend it to anyone. I have not been able to find one book on options which is as wide ranging in its scope (i.e., history, pricing, strategy, individual and institutional investors' approaches, how the trading floor operates, how market makers trade, etc.). The authors have struck a good balance between depth of the subject matter and readability. There are more detailed texts available in the area of strategy (McMillan's _Options as a Strategic Investment_) or pricing (Natenberg's _Option Volatility and Pricing_), but I would especially recommend this book to individual investors interested in options. After reading this book they will have a much stronger footing from which to approach the forementioned other books (which are also excellent, by the way).
The previous reviewer's comments should be disregarded as I cannot conceive of anyone writing about this subject matter any more clearly (yes, I have read both of Fontanills' books) -- the authors appear to have put much effort into this book judging by its clarity, and one nitwit's daffy comments should not dissuade you!
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Format: Hardcover
I was very disappointed by this book. I had attended some free events by the OIC and purchased this book at their encouragement.
It is not easy to follow, does not cover the subject in an easy to understand manner. They try to publish to justify their existance.
I prefer an number of other books that hit the mark - McMillan, Natenburg and of course the master of all option trader's Fontanills.
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Format: Hardcover
This book was written by members (brokers and market-makers) and staff of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. It is excellently written, easy to understand and provides many insights into the detail oriented side of options. It discusses the various aspects of options pricing and trading strategies. I would recommend the book to beginners as well as advanced option traders
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