"The options market is the only growing market for broker/dealers. Currently the average daily volume of option trading is about 20 million contracts a day, which is akin to 2 billion shares, making the options market bigger than the equity market. Even with the growth, options are not well understood by the retail investor. This book will make people better investors even if they do not trade listed options by revealing how one can create hidden options at little or no cost as they structure their financial affairs to reduce risk and increase wealth"--
Based on the results of a major empirical investigation into the long-run expectations of both buyers and writers of options on commodity future contracts. The Options Edge shows that it is possible to develop a systematically profitable approach to the trading of options, in a way that can be understood by any trader-and employed by every trader. Unlike well-known theoretical treatises that often sink under the weight of their own mathematical presumptions, The Options Edge develops a simple, understandable, and widely applicable option pricing model without invoking any complicated mathematics whatsoever.
Would you like to have success in trading options much like the success of a casino that consistently grinds out profits each day? Casinos are successful because they have a definite probability edge on every gambling opportunity that they offer. They rely on the law of large numbers to guarantee that their probability edge will produce profits. When trading options, you can also do this if you have an edge. This book will show you how to get an edge in your options trading. Then, like the casinos, your edge will translate into small but consistent gains. The book will show you how to best exploit your edge, and it will guide you in the selection of the equity that you trade, selection of the strategy, selection of the strikes and expiration cycle, sizing and placing the trade, monitoring progress, and managing the trade. The book covers basic information about options including all of the common strategies, the option pricing model, and the greeks. It then discusses six sources of edge for sellers of option premium. Then it shows the reader how to select equities that take advantage of the combined edge, how to decide on the best strategy, how to determine the risk and to size the trade, how to place the order, and how to monitor and manage the trade. Each decision can be totally mechanical, based on the values of one or more metrics. And the software provided with the book computes all of the metrics that you will need. If you follow the approach described in this book, I believe you will be able to achieve profits of 1 percent to 2 percent or more each month in markets that are moving up, down, or going nowhere.
If you have experience in option trading, or a strong understanding of the options markets, but want to better understand how to trade given certain market conditions, this is the book for you. Many people have some knowledge of trading strategies, but have no idea how to pull it all together. Mark Sebastian’s latest book will teach trade evaluation, using Greeks, trading various spreads under different market conditions, portfolio-building, and risk management. Sebastian’s approach will help traders understand how to find edge, what kind of trade under what conditions will capture edge, and how to create and successfully hedge to help you build your own personal Goldman Sachs or Merrill Lynch. The book demonstrates how to structure a portfolio of trades that makes more money with less risk. Click here to watch the author's interviews with Fox Business and Nasdaq: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5759956686001/ https://youtu.be/dOEJ118vMnA
Shows investors how to analyze probabilities and create options positions that place the odds in their favor. This book contains a discussion of volatility, and covers topics such as the trading edge philosophy, understanding and using option volatility, and identifying and exploiting undervalued and overvalued options.
“Jeff’s analysis is unique, at least among academic derivatives textbooks. I would definitely use this material in my derivatives class, as I believe students would benefit from analyzing the many dimensions of Jeff’s trading strategies. I especially found the material on trading the earnings cycle and discussion of how to insure against price jumps at known events very worthwhile.” —D R . R OBERT J ENNINGS , Professor of Finance, Indiana University Kelley School of Business “This is not just another book about options trading. The author shares a plethora of knowledge based on 20 years of trading experience and study of the financial markets. Jeff explains the myriad of complexities about options in a manner that is insightful and easy to understand. Given the growth in the options and derivatives markets over the past five years, this book is required reading for any serious investor or anyone in the financial service industries.” —M ICHAEL P. O’H ARE , Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. “Those in the know will find this book to be an excellent resource and practical guide with exciting new insights into investing and hedging with options.” —J IM M EYER , Managing Director, Sasqua Field Capital Partners LLC “Jeff has focused everything I knew about options pricing and more through a hyper-insightful lens! This book provides a unique and practical perspective about options trading that should be required reading for professional and individual investors.” —A RTHUR T ISI , Founder and CEO, EXA Infosystems; private investor and options trader In The Volatility Edge in Options Trading , leading options trader Jeff Augen introduces breakthrough strategies for identifying subtle price distortions that arise from changes in market volatility. Drawing on more than a decade of never-before-published research, Augen provides new analytical techniques that every experienced options trader can use to study historical price changes, mitigate risk, limit market exposure, and structure mathematically sound high-return options positions. Augen bridges the gap between pricing theory mathematics and market realities, covering topics addressed in no other options trading book. He introduces new ways to exploit the rising volatility that precedes earnings releases; trade the monthly options expiration cycle; leverage put:call price parity disruptions; understand weekend and month-end effects on bid-ask spreads; and use options on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) as a portfolio hedge. Unlike conventional guides, The Volatility Edge in Options Trading doesn’t rely on oversimplified positional analyses: it fully reflects ongoing changes in the prices of underlying securities, market volatility, and time decay. What’s more, Augen shows how to build your own customized analytical toolset using low-cost desktop software and data sources: tools that can transform his state-of-the-art strategies into practical buy/sell guidance. An options investment strategy that reflects the markets’ fundamental mathematical properties Presents strategies for achieving superior returns in widely diverse market conditions Adaptive trading: how to dynamically manage option positions, and why you must Includes precise, proven metrics and rules for adjusting complex positions Effectively trading the earnings and expiration cycles Leverage price distortions related to earnings and impending options expirations Building a state-of-the-art analytical infrastructure Use standard desktop software and data sources to build world-class decision-making tools
Renowned options expert David Caplan shows investors how to analyze probabilities and create options positions that place the odds squarely in their favor. A savvy, streetwise book, The New Options Advantage eschews theory in favor of providing readers with strategies that really work. Completely updated, this edition contains an expanded discussion of volatility, on of the most important factors in options trading. Packed full of insights derived from years of successful trading. The New Options Advantage will appeal to a wide spectrum of traders. Specific topics include: The ``trading edge'' philosophy; Understanding and using option volatility; Identifying and exploiting undervalued and overvalued options; Strategies for different market outlooks; Using a computer to trade options.
The book covers fundamentals of 3Ds max, animation techniques and various drawing and designing tools. It is the quickest and the easiest way to learn 2D and 3D modeling. From basic concepts to modeling techniques, this book satisfies every reader s need. The learning material of this book is prepared in an easy to understand language with lots of visual aids. · Getting Started With 3Ds Max· Working With Objects· Introducing Modifiers· Working With 2D Shapes· Polygonal Mesh Objects· Compound Objects· Materials And Maps· All About Lights· Animation In 3Ds Max
The increasing availability of molecular and genetic databases coupled with the growing power of computers gives biologists opportunities to address new issues, such as the patterns of molecular evolution, and re-assess old ones, such as the role of adaptation in species diversification. In the second edition, the book continues to integrate a wide variety of data analysis methods into a single and flexible interface: the R language. This open source language is available for a wide range of computer systems and has been adopted as a computational environment by many authors of statistical software. Adopting R as a main tool for phylogenetic analyses will ease the workflow in biologists' data analyses, ensure greater scientific repeatability, and enhance the exchange of ideas and methodological developments. The second edition is completed updated, covering the full gamut of R packages for this area that have been introduced to the market since its previous publication five years ago. There is also a new chapter on the simulation of evolutionary data. Graduate students and researchers in evolutionary biology can use this book as a reference for data analyses, whereas researchers in bioinformatics interested in evolutionary analyses will learn how to implement these methods in R. The book starts with a presentation of different R packages and gives a short introduction to R for phylogeneticists unfamiliar with this language. The basic phylogenetic topics are covered: manipulation of phylogenetic data, phylogeny estimation, tree drawing, phylogenetic comparative methods, and estimation of ancestral characters. The chapter on tree drawing uses R's powerful graphical environment. A section deals with the analysis of diversification with phylogenies, one of the author's favorite research topics. The last chapter is devoted to the development of phylogenetic methods with R and interfaces with other languages (C and C++). Some exercises conclude these chapters.
TRADE OPTIONS LIKE A SEASONED PRO! A Trading-Floor Veteran Shares his Secrets "What I like about Dan's book is that it's obvious he isn't just telling you how to trade, he's telling you how he trades. There's always a big difference between those who teach trading from an academic standpoint and those who have traded and have the ability to walk investors step by step through the trade. For my money, I always seek advice and counsel from those that walk the walk and Dan Passarelli has walked the walk." Jon Najarian, cofounder Trademonster.com On Dan Passarelli’s first day as a clerk on the exchange floor, he spent the morning observing, practicing his hand signals, and running errands. Around midday, the veteran clerk he worked with said to him, “You’re up. I’m going to lunch.” Dan survived his trial by fire and went on to spend many years on the trading fl oor. He credits his success as a trader and educator to the hands-on experience he gained throughout his career. With The Market Taker’s Edge, Passarelli shares the knowledge and insights other floor traders keep tight to their chests—the knowledge you need to beat the market on a regular basis. This market maker turned market taker delivers a focused commentary on key concepts for operating in the options exchange like a pro. He offers a candid look at the ups and downs of his trading career and conveys the lessons he learned along the way in an informative and often entertaining way. After spending time on the floor in his shoes, you’ll understand: How professional traders attempt to make money—and why it’s different from the way you make money Why market makers are not the enemy How both market takers and market makers can profit while taking opposite sides of the same trade How to focus on what is important in a trade and avoid the noise Dan Passarelli has already taught thousands of people how to make a living as traders, and now with The Market Taker’s Edge, he can help you do it, too.
Mastering Technical Analysis explores a wide range of technical analysis tools, detailing how to use each to improve trading performance. Topics explored include moving averages and the importance of crossovers; popular indicators from the VIX index and 10-30 DMA to stochastics; trends and pattern recognition; and more. In addition, this book examines how exchange-traded funds and other new securities as well as the emergence of China, India, and other international markets will impact present and future technical analysis applications.
"There are fifteen major breakthroughs in technical analysis! SEVEN of these breakthroughs are new, never-before-revealed material!" - George Lane, Stochastics Originator. As professional traders approach the 21st century, accelerating technological change threatens to make conventional technical studies and indicators ineffective. To compete in this changing environment, these professionals need radical new uses and combinations of indicators and formulas to keep their competitive edge. Not a primer for the novice, TECHNICAL ANALYSIS FOR THE TRADING PROFESSIONAL resets the scales, arming today's professional trader with new, unique, and never-before-seen formulas and uses of key market indicators and techniques.
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Get the acknowledged industry classic – revised and updated to deliver everything from time-honored options concepts to strategies for individual and institutional investors and traders. Every stock trader or market maker, whether currently involved with options or not, should own OPTIONS: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS AND TRADING STRATEGIES, THIRD EDITION. Written by today's leading options practitioners—and edited by The Options Institute, the globally renowned Educational Division of the Chicago Board Options Exchange—OPTIONS leaves no stone unturned in delivering the most complete, authoritative, and easy-to-understand blueprint available for navigating the profitable twists and turns of today's options marketplace. No-nonsense, packed with useful information, and valuable as either an introductory textbook or a comprehensive fingertip reference source, this thoroughly revised and updated edition details: What options are, how they are priced, and how they are traded; Basic option trading strategies such as covered writing and protective puts; Advanced strategies involving LEAPS and the stock repair strategy; Options from three points of view: private investor, institutional investor, and market maker; How to use the power of the Internet for trading and detailed information gathering. The well-organized, thought-provoking, and dependable ideas found here will help you use options to increase the returns in virtually any investment mix. The comprehensive answers to a wide range of options questions, as well as insights into the latest options trading strategies, cover: Option Market History – From early transactions to latter-day innovations including LEAPS and index options, knowledge of options industry history will help you intuitively understand and trade profitably today; Essential Concepts – Fundamentals of options pricing theory and their relationship to market prediction, stock selection, and risk management; volatility explained; and introductory strategies from long call to covered strangle; Investing and Trading Strategies – Discussions of how to approach and understand "investing" strategies that focus on ownership of an underlying equity versus "trading". strategies with no intent to hold the underlying stock; plus, the function of market makers ; Real-Time Applications – Institutional case studies; how to use options as an indicator of price moves for an underlying stock; using the Internet for instantaneous trades and information; plus, a comprehensive glossary of option market terminology. OPTIONS, THIRD EDITION, takes the guesswork out of trading options and gives you the information you need to become a savvy options trader. So get your questions together, and use this step-by-step guidebook to develop option strategies that meet your investment objectives: hedging your stock market risk, increasing your portfolio income, or improving your trading results.
Now updated for Cisco’s new ROUTE 300-101 exam, Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide is your Cisco® authorized learning tool for CCNP® or CCDP® preparation. Part of the Cisco Press Foundation Learning Series, it teaches you how to plan, configure, maintain, and scale a modern routed network. Focusing on Cisco routers connected in LANs and WANs at medium-to-large network sites, the authors show how to select and implement Cisco IOS services for building scalable, routed networks. They examine basic network and routing protocol principles in detail; introduce both IPv4 and IPv6; fully review EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP; explore enterprise Internet connectivity; cover routing updates and path control; and present today’s router security best practices. Each chapter opens with a list of topics that clearly identifies its focus. Each chapter ends with a summary of key concepts for quick study, as well as review questions to assess and reinforce your understanding. Throughout, configuration and verification output examples illustrate critical issues in network operation and troubleshooting. This guide is ideal for all certification candidates who want to master all the topics covered on the ROUTE 300-101 exam. Serves as the official book for the newest version of the Cisco Networking Academy CCNP ROUTE course Includes all the content from the newest [email protected] ROUTE course and information on each of the ROUTE exam topics Compares basic routing protocol features and limitations Examines RIPv2 and RIPng Covers EIGRP operation and implementation for both IPv4 and IPv6 Explores OSPFv2 implementation, and OSPFv3 for both IPv4 and IPv6 Discusses network performance optimization via routing updates Introduces path control with Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) switching, policy-based routing (PBR), and service level agreements (SLAs) Addresses enterprise Internet connectivity via single or redundant ISP connections Explains BGP terminology, concepts, operation, configuration, verification, and troubleshooting Covers securing the management plane of Cisco routers using authentication and other recommended practices Presents self-assessment review questions, chapter objectives, and summaries to facilitate effective studying
A comprehensive study companion to The Options Course, SecondEdition In The Options Course Workbook, Second Edition, George Fontanillsoffers a wealth of practical exercises that will help further thereaders' understanding of options, as well as test and apply whatthey've learned before they take their first step into the realmarkets-where time and money are luxuries they cannot afford tolose. This hands-on companion to The Options Course, Second Editionincludes a complete answer key and covers a wide range of optionsissues. George A. Fontanills (Miami, FL) is the President Emeritus ofOptionetics, the world leader in Options Education, with officesaround the world specializing in teaching high-profit, low-risk,low-stress option trading strategies (www.optionetics.com.) Georgealso runs a hedge fund and money management company. He has writtenmany books, including Trade Options Online (0-471-35938-6), TheVolatility Course (0-471-39816-0), The Volatility Course Workbook(0-471-39817-9), and The Stock Market Course (0-471-39315-0)
The updated edition of the bestselling "Photoshop 4", this title provides detailed projects actually used in day-to-day work. The CD-ROM contains practice files and color figures from the book; a large collection of third-party software such as filters, plug-ins, stock photos and fonts; and online access to the professional Photoshop community.