The Bible of Options Strategies

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"Guy Cohen is the master when it comes to taming the complexities of options. From buying calls and puts to iron butterflies and condors, Guy explains these strategies in a clear and concise manner that options traders of any level can understand. His chapter on options and taxes is especially welcomed (and needed). The Bible of Options Strategies is a straightforward, easy-to-use reference work that should occupy a space on any options trader's bookshelf." Bernie Schaeffer, Chairman and CEO, Schaeffer's Investment Research, Inc.

"The author delivers clarity, insight and perception making learning about options a joy, and practicing the art of making money that much easier: truly a bible from a guru." Alpesh B. Patel, Author and Financial Times Columnist "Guy Cohen truly makes learning about options easy in this fact-filled guide. Bullet points make for a quick and enlightened read, getting to the heart of what you really need to know about each options strategy. This book is a must for any serious trader's library." Price Headley, Founder, Pick the right options strategies...implement them step-by-step...maximize your profits!

Introducing today's first and only comprehensive reference to contemporary options trading! OptionEasy creator Guy Cohen identifies today's popular strategies...and tells you exactly how and when to use each one and what hazards to look out for! It's all here...* Basic Strategies including Buying and shorting shares, calls, and puts. * Income Strategies including Covered Call, Naked Put, Bull Put Spread, Bear Call Spread, Long Iron Butterfly, Long Iron Condor, Calendar Call, Diagonal Call. * Vertical Spreads including Bull Call Spread, Bull Put Spread, Bear Call Spread, Bear Put Spread, Ladders. * Volatility Strategies including Straddle, Strangle, Guts, Short Butterflies, Short Condors. * Sideways Strategies including Short Straddle, Short Strangle, Short Guts, Long Butterflies, Long Condors. * Leveraged Strategies including Call Ratio Backspread, Put Ratio Backspread, Ratio Spreads. * Synthetic Strategies including Collar, Synthetic Call, Synthetic Put, Synthetic Straddles, Synthetic Futures, Combos, Box Spread...and many more strategies..

Plus essential tax-saving information, and more! * No other book presents this much authoritative, current information on options trading strategies * Covers all of today's best income, volatility, leveraged, synthetic, and sideways market strategies * Discover why each strategy works, when it's appropriate, and how to use it step by step * Includes a full chapter on tax issues associated with options strategies * By Guy Cohen, whose OptionEasy application has helped thousands of traders achieve breakthrough results!

The Bible of Options Strategies: The Definitive Guide for Practical Trading Strategies is the definitive reference to contemporary options trading: the one book you need by your side whenever you trade. Options expert Guy Cohen systematically presents today's most effective strategies for trading options: how and why they work, when they're appropriate, when they're inappropriate, and how to use each one responsibly and with confidence. The only reference of its kind, this book will help you identify and implement the optimal strategy for every opportunity, trading environment, and goal. A(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

Positive Review of Book

The Bible of Options Strategies is an outstanding resource for both beginners and novices. There are so may examples and strategies that it is clearly a true resource that will be used over and over again. This book has the unique ability of TEACHNG the beginners the risks, rewards, and "How Top’s" which I wish all the books I have purchased had provided. My copy is now two years old and looks like an old rag because of the references I use it for. If anyone is thinking of trading options, this book should be required reading. Don't spend your time looking for a better tool. This one will have 90% of the answers you will need to understand option strategies, terms, and risk reward charting.

Negative Review of Book

At first glance, The Bible of Options Strategies appears as though it would be useful until one actually tries to make use of the information it provides. This book is not good as a reference due the errors which are such as to make the explanations incorrect in some parts. One statement which I especially disliked which appears throughout the book as a means to exit is "Manage your position according to the rules defined in your Trading Plan." This book is also not good for learning either. As early in the text as the first twenty pages, the author uses terms which he does not explain. I would recommend that you buy other books.

Author Biography

Guy Cohen is the author of the best-selling trading books: Options Made Easy and The Bible of Options Strategies. He has extensive experience in the options and stock markets and his clients include NYSE Euro next, the largest stock exchange in the world. Guy is also the creator of trading products Flag-Trader, Option Easy, and Illuminati-Trader. Specializing in trading applications Guy has developed comprehensive trading and training models, all expressly designed for maximum user-friendliness. An entertaining speaker, Guy has an MBA (Finance) from City University Cass Business School, London.

Table of Contents

  1. The Four Basic Options Strategies.
    • Long Call.
    • Short (Naked) Call.
    • Long Put.
    • Short (Naked) Put.
  2. Income Strategies.
    • Covered Call.
    • Short (Naked) Put-Refer to Chapter 1 (1.4).
    • Bull Put Spread.
    • Bear Call Spread.
    • Long Iron Butterfly.
    • Long Iron Condor.
    • Covered Short Straddle.
    • Covered Short Strangle.
    • Calendar Call.
    • Diagonal Call.
    • Calendar Put.
    • Diagonal Put.
    • Covered Put (Also Known as a Married Put).
  3. Vertical Spreads.
    • Bull Call Spread.
    • Bear Put Spread.
    • Bull Put Spread-Refer to Chapter 2 (2.3).
    • Bear Call Spread-Refer to Chapter 2 (2.4).
    • Bull Call Ladder.
    • Bull Put Ladder.
    • Bear Call Ladder.
    • Bear Put Ladder.
  4. Volatility Strategies.
    • Straddle.
    • Strangle.
    • Strip.
    • Strap.
    • Guts.
    • Short Call Butterfly.
    • Short Put Butterfly.
    • Short Call Condor.
    • Short Put Condor.
    • Short Iron Butterfly.
    • Short Iron Condor.
  5. Sideways Strategies.
    • Short Straddle.
    • Short Strangle.
    • Short Guts.
    • Long Call Butterfly.
    • Long Put Butterfly.
    • Long Call Condor.
    • Long Put Condor.
    • Modified Call Butterfly.
    • Modified Put Butterfly.
    • Long Iron Butterfly-Refer to Chapter 2 (2.5).
    • Long Iron Condor-Refer to Chapter 2 (2.6).
  6. Leveraged Strategies.
    • Call Ratio Backspread.
    • Put Ratio Backspread.
    • Ratio Call Spread.
    • Ratio Put Spread.
  7. Synthetic Strategies.
    • Collar.
    • Synthetic Call.
    • Synthetic Put.
    • Long Call Synthetic Straddle.
    • Long Put Synthetic Straddle.
    • Short Call Synthetic Straddle.
    • Short Put Synthetic Straddle.
    • Long Synthetic Future.
    • Short Synthetic Future.
    • Long Combo.
    • Short Combo.
    • Long Box.
  8. Taxation for Stock and Options Traders.
    • Tax on Stocks.
    • Tax on Options.

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