Master option trading, visually, hands-on -- and discover the powerful, easy-to-use OVI indicator that leads the market, revealing what the world's savviest option traders are doing right now! Learn option trading from the newest edition of Guy Cohen's international best-seller Options Made Easy, which has earned a worldwide reputation for its simplicity, clarity and hands-on practicality. With outstanding graphics for step-by-step learning, this easy tutorial packed with real trades is designed to reinforce every new trader's learning experience.
Using plain English and clear illustrations to explain each key trading strategy, Cohen avoids complex math while effortlessly delivering the practical knowledge traders need. Now, in this eagerly-anticipated Third Edition, Cohen updates all examples and data, utilizing the market's new option symbols throughout, and presenting a more streamlined, focused, and up-to-date review of relevant chart patterns and technical analyses. Most important, he thoroughly introduces his breakthrough OVI indicator, revealing how it captures the implications of actual option transaction data, and presents signals even beginners can use to earn consistent profits. Step by step, Cohen walks traders through:
- Filtering for stocks and selecting the right strategy for each situation
- Implementing proven strategies for income, including covered calls and bull put spreads
- Trading volatility through straddles and strangles
- Using butterflies and condors to trade rangebound markets
- Understanding trading psychology and its impact on option trades
- And much more
Table of Contents
About the Author xi
Executive Summary xii
Chapter 1: Introduction to Options 1
Chapter 2: Into the Marketplace 27
Chapter 3: The Basics of Fundamental Analysis 47
Chapter 4: The Basics of Technical Analysis 81
Chapter 5: Two Popular Strategies and How to Improve Them 139
Chapter 6: An Introduction to the Greeks 165
Chapter 7: Bull Call Spreads and Bull Put Spreads 197
Chapter 8: Two Basic Volatility Strategies 219
Chapter 9: Two Basic Sideways Strategies 237
Chapter 10: Trading and Investing Psychology 261
Chapter 11: Putting It All Together--A Call to Action 277
Chapter 12: Trading with the OVI 287
Appendix I: Strategy Table 313
Appendix II: Glossary 325
References and Recommended Reading 339
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