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Options Trading for the Conservative Investor: Increasing Profits without Increasing Your Risk, 2nd Edition

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Options Trading for the Conservative Investor: Increasing Profits without Increasing Your Risk, 2nd Edition


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In today's unpredictable markets, careful investors need new ways to limit risk, protect capital, but also ensure adequate returns.

  • New downside protection strategies, sample portfolios, and step-by-step options strategies for conservative stock investors - designed for today's market environments, and tomorrow's
  • Proven, easy-to-use techniques for increasing income and protecting capital in unsteady or bear markets
  • By Michael C. Thomsett, author of the best-seller Getting Started in Options
  • Description

    • Copyright 2010
    • Dimensions: 6 X 9
    • Pages: 272
    • Edition: 2nd
    • Book
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-704200-0
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-704200-5

    “The author’s option trading guidelines include important issues often overlooked by investors. Attention conservative investors! Michael C. Thomsett’s Options Trading for the Conservative Investor has hit a bull’s-eye...for you!”

    Marty Kearney, The Options Institute, Chicago Board Options Exchange

    “Michael C. Thomsett has done a terrific job of showing how a conservative investor can use certain option strategies to his advantage. He spells out how that investor can utilize options to provide income, to protect stock holdings, or even as a substitute for stock itself. Every open-minded conservative investor should read this book.”

    Lawrence G. McMillan, publisher, The Options Strategist newsletter; president, McMillan Analysis Corporation; author, Options as a Strategic Investment

    “This book is a must for the diligent investor. Perfectly timed for these uncertain markets, Michael C. Thomsett provides a lucid guide for how to approach options trading conservatively, yet also focuses on the fundamental need for good returns and provides real examples throughout.”

    Guy Cohen, author of The Bible of Options Strategies and creator of OptionEasy (www.optioneasy.com)

    • New downside protection strategies, detailed examples, and step-by-step techniques for conservative investors
    • Easy enough for virtually any experienced investor to use–even those without options experience
    • By renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett, author of the global best-seller Getting Started in Options

    To protect yourself in today’s volatile and uncertain market environment, you need to hedge losses, create extra sources of income, and reduce risk. In this book, internationally renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett shows how to do all that effectively. One step at a time, Thomsett helps you exploit 12 carefully chosen options strategies that can dramatically increase your overall returns as you manage risks within your personal limits.

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    Options Trading for the Conservative Investor: Setting the Ground Rules

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    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments     xi

    About the Author     xii

    Preface     xiii

    Chapter 1: Setting the Ground Rules     1

    Chapter 2: Option Basics     7

    Chapter 3: Options in Context     51

    Chapter 4: Managing Profits and Losses     85

    Chapter 5: Options as Cash Generators     107

    Chapter 6: Alternatives to Stock Purchase     133

    Chapter 7: Option Strategies in Down Markets     157

    Chapter 8: Combination Conservative Techniques     189

    Chapter 9: Stock Selection and the Option Contract     221

    Appendix: Option Trading Strategies     239

    Glossary     243

    Index     249


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