Put Option Strategies for Smarter Trading: How to Protect and Build Capital in Turbulent Markets
Product Author Bios
Michael C. Thomsett is a widely published author with over 70 published books. He is especially known for his options publishing. His books include Options Trading for the Conservative Investor and The Options Trading Body of Knowledge (FT Press), Winning with Options (Amacom Books), The LEAPS Strategist (Marketplace Books) and the best-selling Getting Started in Options (John Wiley & Sons) which has sold over 250,000 copies and was released in 2009 in its 8th edition.
Thomsett also writes on many stock market investment topics. His Investment and Securities Dictionary (hardcover McFarland & Company and paperback Prentice Hall) was named by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. He also wrote The Mathematics of Investing (John Wiley & Sons), The Stock Investor’s Pocket Calculator (Amacom) and Stock Profits (FT Press). The author lives near Nashville and writes fulltime. His Web site is www.MichaelThomsett.com.
Use Puts to Mitigate Risk, Reverse and Offset Losses, and Protect Profits—Even in Plummeting Markets!
“In these financial times, this is an especially timely book. Michael C. Thomsett provides practical, direct instruction to investors on how to employ put options to enhance and protect their portfolios. A powerful guide for professionals and novices alike.”
—Virginia B. Gerhart, CFP, President, Gerhart Associates
“Michael C. Thomsett’s Put Option Strategies is a must read for all stock investors who want to protect profits and manage risk in volatile stock markets. This easy to read book explains the basic strategies and moves on to more sophisticated uses of put option strategies to hedge risk in bear markets. The use of leverage is clearly explained to provide the tools for conservative investors to increase their profitable trading. This book is an excellent resource for all stock investors and should be read by all investors who want to lock in profits and limit losses in volatile stock markets.”
—Esme Faerber, author of All About Stocks; All About Investing; All About Bonds, Bond Mutual Funds, and Bond ETFs
“Michael C. Thomsett is an authority on options. In his latest work, he has skillfully clarified how to employ powerful techniques to protect portfolios and profit from uncertain times. This book is a must read.”
—Scott Kyle, CEO, Coastwise Capital Group, and author of The Power Curve: Smart Investing Using Dividends, Options, and the Magic of Compounding
Table of Contents
Introduction: Surviving in Volatile and Falling Markets 1
Chapter 1: The Flexible Nature of Options: Risks for All Levels 5
Chapter 2: Puts, the Other Options: The Overlooked Risk Hedge 21
Chapter 3: Profit-Taking Without Selling Stock: An Elegant Solution 45
Chapter 4: Swing Trading with Puts: Long and Short or Combined with Calls 63
Chapter 5: Put Strategies for Spreads: Hedging for Profit 83
Chapter 6: Put Strategies for Straddles: Profits in Either Direction 117
Chapter 7: Puts in the Ratio Spread: Altering the Balance 137
Chapter 8: Puts as Part of Synthetic Strategies: Playing Stocks Without the Risk 157
Chapter 9: Puts in Contrary Price Run-Ups: Safe Counter-Plays During Bear Markets 167
Chapter 10: Uncovered Puts to Create Cash Flow: Rising Markets and Reversal Patterns 187
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