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Bible of Options Strategies, The: The Definitive Guide for Practical Trading Strategies, 2nd Edition

By Guy Cohen

Published by FT Press

Published Date: Jul 30, 2015


In The Bible of Options Strategies, Second Edition, legendary options trader Guy Cohen systematically presents today’s most effective strategies for trading options: how and why they work, when they're appropriate and inappropriate, and how to use each one responsibly and with confidence.


Updated throughout, this edition contains new chapters assessing the current options landscape, discussing margin collateral issues, and introducing Cohen’s exceptionally valuable OVI indicators.


The Bible of Options Strategies, Second Edition is practical from start to finish: modular, easy to navigate, and thoroughly cross-referenced, so you can find what you need fast, and act before your opportunity disappears. Cohen systematically covers every key area of options strategy: income strategies, volatility strategies, sideways market strategies, leveraged strategies, and synthetic strategies.


Even the most complex techniques are explained with unsurpassed clarity – making them accessible to any trader with even modest options experience. More than an incredible value, this is the definitive reference to contemporary options trading: the one book you need by your side whenever you trade. For all options traders with at least some experience.

Table of Contents

Preface     xxiii
Acknowledgments     xxxiii
About the Author     xxxiii
Introduction to Options     1
Trading with the OVI     27
Chapter 1: The Four Basic Options Strategies     41
Chapter 2: Income Strategies     63
Chapter 3: Vertical Spreads     143
Chapter 4: Volatility Strategies     177
Chapter 5: Rangebound Strategies     249
Chapter 6: Leveraged Strategies     297
Chapter 7: Synthetic Strategies     321
Appendix A: Strategy Table     383
Appendix B: Glossary     393
Index     407