The Financial Times Guide to Options VitalSource eText: The Plain and Simple Guide to Successful Strategies (2e) : 9780273776451

The Financial Times Guide to Options VitalSource eText: The Plain and Simple Guide to Successful Strategies (2e)

 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780273776451
ISBN 10
 
0273776452
Published
 
01/08/2013
Published by
 
Pearson United Kingdom
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eBook
$44.99
 
 
 
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About the book

The Financial Times Guide to Options, will introduce you to the instruments and markets of options, giving you the confidence to trade successfully. Options are explained in real-life terminology, using every-day examples and accessible language. Introducing three key options markets – stocks, bonds and commodities, the book explains options contracts from straight vanilla options to strangles and butterflies and covers the fundamentals of options pricing and trading

Originally published as Options Plain and Simple, this new edition includes:

  • How the options industry operates and how basic strategies have evolved
  • Risk management and how to trade safely
  • Inclusion of new products such as exchange traded funds
  • A glossary of key words and further reading
  • Addition of market scenarios and examples

 

Table of contents
Preface

About the author

About this book

Introduction

Part 1 – Options fundamentals

1 Options in Everyday life

2 The basics of calls

3 The basics of puts

4 Pricing and behaviour

5 Volatility and pricing models

6 The Greeks and risk assessment: delta

7 Gamma and theta

8 Vega

Part 2 - Options spreads

9 Call spreads and put spreads

10 One by two directional spreads

11 Combos and hybrid spreads for market direction

12 Volatility spreads

13 Iron butterflies and iron condors

14 Butterflies and condors

15 The covered write, the calendar spread and the diagonal spread

Part 3 – Thinking about options

16 The interaction of the Greeks

17 Options performance based on cost

18 Options talk 1

19 Options talk 2: trouble shooting and common problems

20 Volatility skews


Part 4 – Basic non-essentials

21 Futures, synthetics and put-call parity

22 Conversions, reversals, boxes and options arbitrage

23 Conclusion

Glossary

Suggestions for further reading

Index of underlying contracts

Index
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