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Put Option Strategies for Smarter Trading: How to Protect and Build Capital in Turbulent Markets

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Put Option Strategies for Smarter Trading: How to Protect and Build Capital in Turbulent Markets


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How to use option puts to mitigate risk, reverse and offset losses, and make your portfolio safer, even in plummeting markets!

  • The first balanced, objective, and comprehensive guide to using puts to create profits, protect stock positions, and hedge against all types of risk
  • Not just an options strategy book: a portfolio management book for even the most conservative and long-term value investors
  • By renowned options expert Michael C. Thomsett, author of the global best-seller Getting Started in Options
  • Description

    • Copyright 2010
    • Dimensions: 6 X 9
    • Pages: 240
    • Edition: 1st
    • Book
    • ISBN-10: 0-13-701290-X
    • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-701290-9

    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

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    Introduction to Put Option Strategies

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    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

    Glossary     209

    Index     219


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