Options and Options Trading: A Simplified Course That Takes You from Coin Tosses to Black-Scholes
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Options and Options Trading: A Simplified Course That Takes You from Coin Tosses to Black-Scholes

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Explains what options are, introduces basic valuation and trading concepts, and demystifies this versatile trading vehicle. This book shows: how to use options to increase profits or offset risks, and hazards to watch out for; the 8 most popular options strategies; key options definitions, formulas, abbreviations, techniques; and more.
Hardcover, 413 pages
Published April 15th 2004 by McGraw-Hill Companies (first published March 31st 2004)
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Ray
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."

His Options and Options Trading is a practical, no-nonsense primer for the complex and mysterious world of options. For the uninitiated like me,...more
Philski
Neat because they develop the whole concept of options pricing starting with coin flips and introducing very basic statistics. If you don't have much of a math background and are just starting out, this is the book for you.
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