The Options Workbook

Submitted by Book Library on 17 March, 2010 - 16:29

As serious and sophisticated investors know, options are a viable and increasingly popular way to enhance their portfolios. Yet even the most savvy investors need instruction.

Now in its third edition, The Options Workbook: Fundamental Spread Concepts and Strategies for Investors and Traders, 3rd Edition has been updated and reformatted in a larger, more convenient, and user-friendly design. Three all-new chapters explain key trading concepts-volatility, the collar, and the covered call-and show how these can be applied to mitigate risk and increase profits.

Positive Review of Book

The Options Workbook is just what I needed. I've been interested in options trading for a long time, but never found anything that could make sense out of how it works. This book did it for me. This guy, Tony Saliba, obviously knows his stuff - he didn't get profiled in "Market Wizards" for nothing. He earned his stripes through hard work and a proven plan that will work for anyone willing to learn and apply his fundamentals.

If you're interested in learning more about trading options, this is the place to start. Get the right info. from someone who has 'been there, done that' and take advantage of what he's learned along the way.

Negative Review of Book

I am skeptical over the reviews of this The Options Workbook. I bought it but returned the book to Borders after a surprise check on Amazon.com on the reviews by so-called "readers" here. If you look at the review dates, all were dated around May-June 2002. If you're not convinced, click on each reviewer and most of them actually did only review (5 stars) for this book. Who knows, it could be a marketing tactics? I went over to check Barnes & Noble and it was exactly the same.. reviews were all done from May-June 2002 then full-stop. So I'm not saying anything, I did buy the book for 2 days, but I was not impressed. No thanks.

Author Biography

Anthony J. Saliba is the founder of ITI, an organization that has trained nearly -5,000 students from more than 30 countries. He is recognized as a pioneer and leader in the Chicago derivatives markets, is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and is often tapped for expert commentary by the financial media.

Table of Contents

  1. Basic concepts : options vernacular
  2. The building blocks of options : introduction to calls and puts
  3. Synthetic relationships
  4. Directional-neutral strategy : the covered call
  5. Directional strategies : vertical spreads
  6. Portfolio insurance : the collar
  7. Nondirection dependent strategies : straddles and strangles
  8. Strategies for directionless markets : butterflies, condors, iron butterflies
  9. Exploring volatility
  10. Volatility spreads : ratio spreads and backspreads
  11. The 21st century trader : current technology and its evolution.

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