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Volatile Markets Made Easy: Trading Stocks and Options for Increased Profits (paperback)

By Guy Cohen

Published by FT Press

Published Date: May 19, 2009

Description

 

Markets are more volatile than ever. That terrifies many investors, but it shouldn’t terrify you. Smart investors know how to feast on volatility. That’s because they’ve learned proven trading strategies designed specifically to profit from rapid market shifts. In Volatile Markets Made Easy: Trading Stocks and Options for Increased Profits, investing expert Guy Cohen teaches you how to earn big returns by systematically cherry picking the best trades while minimizing risk, and execute a simple trading plan that leverages your profits in volatile markets.

 

"Volatile Markets Made Easy is not just a book; it is a full course of instruction. This is an incredible piece of work."

—Ned W. Bennett, CEO/Cofounder, optionsXpress, Inc.

 

"I highly recommend Guy Cohen’s Volatile Markets Made Easy, which introduces to the world his simple approach utilizing flag chart patterns to capitalize on trending stocks. Guy’s combination of clear explanations and lavishly detailed follow-throughs of trade examples cogently demonstrates how to deploy several simple, option-based strategies to make consistent money with one of the most reliable stock chart patterns—while strictly limiting risk with sound money management techniques. Add this one to your shelf."

—John Brasher, CallWriter.com

 

Table of Contents

Foreword . . . xiii

Acknowledgments . . . xiv

About the Author . . . xv

Preface . . . xvii

chapter 1 Introduction to Options . . . 1

chapter 2 Trends and Flags . . . 27

chapter 3 Options and the Greeks . . . 57

chapter 4 Straddles and Strangles . . . 93

chapter 5 Ratio Backspreads . . . 135

chapter 6 Diagonal Spreads . . . 175

chapter 7 The Practical Way to Trade Volatility . . . 229

chapter 8 The Science of Volatility . . . 243

chapter 9 Trading Plans and Putting It All Together . . . 267

appendix I Strategy Table . . . 297

appendix II Glossary . . . 309

Index . . . 323