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Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you increase your sales. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon. Too many books on options trading make the mistake of assuming that readers can already tell a delta from a sigma summation. Options and Options Trading breaks the code that envelops the often-foreign language of options, providing an accessible introduction into how the options market works as it explains the rules that traders must understand if they hope to take part in this high-leverage, high-profit game.
Author Robert Ward's goal is simple--to demystify the tangled world of options trading without leaving readers too confused and frustrated to continue. The book to read before continuing on to the more detailed, and much higher-level, existing library of options trading guides, Options and Options Trading features:. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.
To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. In the options market, it always comes down to you versus them. Thing is, they've been at it a lot longer than you, and have years of hands-on experience navigating the tricks and traps of profitable options trading. Before you take your place at the table, it's in your best interest to discover how options really work, and how they can work for you.
Based on Robert Ward's experience as a Merrill Lynch head trader as well as his popular New York University trading and options course, this step-by-step primer explains what options are, introduces basic valuation and trading concepts, and demystifies this versatile trading vehicle.
Knowledge on Wall Street rarely comes cheap, and the options market can be a particularly expensive tutor. This book is about learning options the easy way Options trading can look simple from afar. And frankly, the basics aren't all that difficult to grasp. But while this seeming simplicity has helped a few lucky traders garner fast fortunes, it is far more common to see inexperienced traders wearing bullsyes--with market veterans gladly lining up and taking aim. Options are one of today's most versatile and valuable tools for traders and investors of every type and budget.
Those who take the time to learn their intricacies generally find that options are ideal for increasing their odds of success. Traders and investors who don't invest the time required to get truly comfortable with the realities of options trading, however, soon find themselves back on the sidelines--licking their wounds and wondering where they went wrong. Before you enter the tricky world of options trading, get the foundation of knowledge you need to minimize surprises and compete with the best.
Options and Options Trading takes you by the hand and walks you through today's most intuitive analysis of options. Mathematically straightforward and refreshingly unbiased, it is today's most clear-eyed look at the tumultuous world of derivatives trading--and will give you the solid foundation you need for success in the profitable yet perilous world of options trading.
Ward rose from pit trader to manager of traders at Merrill Lynch and has also taught a course on options at New York University. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Learn more about Amazon Prime. Interesting Finds Updated Daily.
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Unable to add item to List. Sorry, there was a problem. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Other Sellers on Amazon. Have one to sell? Flip to back Flip to front. Options and Options Trading: See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Kindle Book "Please retry". An introduction to the complex world of options that every investor can use Too many books on options trading make the mistake of assuming that readers can already tell a delta from a sigma summation.
The book to read before continuing on to the more detailed, and much higher-level, existing library of options trading guides, Options and Options Trading features: End-of-chapter material including "Things to Think About" and "Key Concepts" Simplified explanations of complex mathematical equations Step-by-step rationales to help readers move from basic to complex.
Read more Read less. See all buying options. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Market Taker's Edge: Insider Strategies from the Options Trading Floor. Sponsored products related to this item What's this? The One Hour Content Plan: Never run out of blog post ideas: How would it feel if you could call yourself a best-selling author, only 90 days from now? From the Back Cover How to use options to increase your investment returns while reducing your risks In the options market, it always comes down to you versus them.
How to use options to increase profits or offset risks, and hazards to watch out for The 8 most popular options strategies--How and why they work and sometimes don't!
Key options definitions, formulas, abbreviations, techniques, and more Knowledge on Wall Street rarely comes cheap, and the options market can be a particularly expensive tutor. Options and Options Trading will open your eyes to the potentials and realities of real-world options trading. Written by Robert Ward, a former head trader who has devoted his career to both introducing options neophytes to the ways of the markets, this no-nonsense book provides today's best introduction to the complex options arena.
Every important aspect of buying, selling, and profiting from options is introduced and explained, including: Similarities and differences between using options for income and using them to hedge risks Methods for assessing the "fair value" of any option based on its expected returns A generic framework for building a workable option pricing model Black-Scholes--How to understand and implement this ingenious and invaluable option formula Everything you need to know about price risk, and techniques traders use to manage that risk How to understand and implement the Greeks--Delta, Gama, Vega Kappa , Theta, and Rho Basic statistics knowledge you must have to become an effective trader All about volatility--the key to options trading success Options are one of today's most versatile and valuable tools for traders and investors of every type and budget.
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Please try again later. This book is an excellent read. Clearly written and explains the overall concept of the option formula. The author also explains his practical outlook of the market and options and what they can do and can not do. He repeatedly drives home the point that there is no optimum strategy and that market opinion does ultimately matter. There is no free lunch. This gem alone is worth hundreds of times the cost of the book. Was this review helpful to you?
A must have for all serious traders. This is a must have for all serious traders. Robert Ward does a masterful job of explaining probability and statistics, the foundation for option pricing and delves deep into market psychology, hedging, and numerous advanced topics.
To truly get the most of this book read it slowly and learn all it has to offer. This is, by far, the best book I have ever purchased on Options trading. It is full of wisdom, explanations, examples, diagrams, and quizes with answers at the back of the book to assure you truly master the language, mathematics and psychology of options trading. Congratulations to Robert Ward on writing a great, great book! Over the course of four undergraduate and graduate degrees I took a total of one math and zero business and finance courses.
I watch the money channels on cable, and I pick up a few things, but most of it might as well be in Mongolian to me. I was the perfect candidate for Robert Ward's excellent new book, whihc might be subtotled "Options for Dummies.
For the uninitiated like me, it is difficult going at times, but if you discipline yourself and muscle through in the end you have covered every aspect of buying, selling, and profiting from options. His goal is introduction and translation, not advanced trading strategies.More...