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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 101 pages
  • Publisher: TradeKing; 1st edition (August 26, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979773601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979773600
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #875,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For latest version of The Options Playbook please search in Amazon for The Options Playbook, Expanded 2nd Edition. Sixty pages of new content has been added to the original playbook. It only sells for $25 on this site. --Brian Overby<BR>TradeKing Senior Options Anaylst and Author of The Options Playbook 1st and 2nd Edition --Brian Overby- TradeKing Senior Options Anaylst and Author of The Options Playbook 1st and 2nd Edition

I think The Options Playbook is outstanding. The structure is logical and informative, and the text is quite amusing. Of course, since Brian is a former colleague, we at CBOE take some of the credit for his creative genius. But we can t take credit for the considerable time and effort that went into writing such a fine book. --Edward L. Provost
Executive Vice President
Chicago Board Options Exchange

I think The Options Playbook is outstanding. The structure is logical and informative, and the text is quite amusing. Of course, since Brian is a former colleague, we at CBOE take some of the credit for his creative genius. --Edward L. Provost
Executive Vice President
Chicago Board Options Exchange

About the Author

Brian Overby is TradeKings Director of Education. He has been in the financial industry since 1992, with a background in market making, retail brokerage, and investment banking. During his career, Mr. Overby has given more than 1,000 seminars worldwide on option trading and composed numerous articles for investor trade publications. <BR> TradeKing is the #1 Online Discount Broker, as ranked by SmartMoney Magazine in 2006 and 2007 (Commissions, Interest Rates, Mutual Funds, Investment Products, Banking Amenities, Trading Tools, Research, Customer Service). <BR> No consideration was paid for any testimonials displayed on this website. Your experience may vary, and the testimonials are no guarantee of future performance or success. <BR> Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. It is possible to lose more money than invested. (Although we like to think you'll be smart.) Before making any investment decisions, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, available at:<BR> content.tradeking.com/wiki/display/tkservice/Characteristics+and+Risks <BR> © TradeKing. All rights reserved. Member FINRA and SIPC. TradeKing - 5455 N. Federal Hwy, Suite E, Boca Raton, FL 33487

More About the Author

Brian Overby is TradeKing's Senior Options Analyst. A veteran of the financial industry since 1992, Brian has served as an option trading specialist for Charles Schwab, a senior staff instructor for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and managed the training department for one of the world's largest market makers, Knight Trading Group. Brian has given over 1,000 seminars worldwide, written numerous articles on option trading and been interviewed by Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business News and other financial media.

TradeKing was awarded the maximum five stars in customer service by SmartMoney Magazine in 2008 and 2009, based on Mutual Funds & Investment Products, Banking Services, Trading Tools, Research, and Customer Service. SmartMoney is a registered trademark of SmartMoney, a joint publishing venture between Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and HearstSM Partnership.

Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options: http://www.tradeking.com/ODD.

The above content is provided for educational and informational purposes only. TradeKing provides self-directed investors with discount brokerage services, and does not make recommendations or offer investment advice. You alone are responsible for evaluating the merits and risks associated with the use of our systems, services or products. (C)2007-2009 TradeKing.

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Very easy to read.
Brad H
It gives you an easy-to-read breakdown of 30 different option trading strategies, as well as more covering the key factors involved with trading.
Kirk Rains
This is by far the best book on Option plays.
Nathan Droblyn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kirk Rains on November 21, 2007
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The book lives up to its name. It gives you an easy-to-read breakdown of 30 different option trading strategies, as well as more covering the key factors involved with trading. A gold mine for beginners; a great reference for veterans. Another worth having in your personal library.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Kathryn Collignon on September 11, 2007
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This book is outstanding! I have taken options classes and read a few books on the subject, if I had this book in the first place, I would have saved my self lots of time and some money. It is VERY user friendly, and a little entertaining. Buy a copy for yourself, and one to lend out!
Kathryn, Astatula FL
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Will Riddle on July 4, 2008
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Brian Overby is an extremely helpful teacher of the science of options. The videos that he does with the Chicago exchange make this very clear. In addition, his material at TradeKing addresses almost any question you could raise and in a clear and cogent manner.

In this book, you will see laid out in the simplest possible manner all of the major option strategies. It is a very effective introduction to a very complex topic, which is often made more complex by the proliferation of words and superfluous information given in many other books.

I was disappointed for 3 reasons.
1. There was a coupon with the book which would have put money in a TradeKing account for me but I couldn't use it because I already had one. So don't open your account first if you are thinking of it.
2. Although it's great to be simple, it would have been nice to have a little bit more text in this book. Perhaps a FAQ or some very basic chapters on things like money management, etc.
3. For what I got, I felt it was too much. This book should sell for $15. At that price it's really a gem. At $35, it's a bit of an overpriced reference.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Brad H on December 6, 2007
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The Options Playbook is "how-to" guide on investing... This book blows everything else out there, out of the water... really! I have never seen anything as simple to understand in the complex world of investing...

This is a perfect gift for anyone that loves investing. Very easy to read. I absolutely love it!

I am sending a copy to 20 people I know for xmas. Seems like the perfect gift!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Page on April 17, 2008
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This book is excellent. It easily explains how each option strategy works and when to use it. This is the perfect book to get started with learning about options, and you will keep using it because the strategies go to very advanced. He does talk a little much about using TradeKing which is an online broker service. But once you figure out how to get the information elsewhere, you'll be trading options and understanding your trades in no time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Molly I. Price on August 7, 2009
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First off, you can gain access to this book online by opening an account with the broker that sponsors the book. No need to pay unless you want a hard copy!

The book does try to explain the basics for beginners, but the explanations are pretty simplified, especially when it comes to implied volatility and time decay. I was not familiar with those concepts, and the explanations somewhat helped. The book was not written to go into extreme details.

The book is set up so you can easily find the play that you are looking to run. The author recommends about 4 different plays for newbies. The rest are for veterans or higher. The book also offers suggestions on limiting risk, placing stops and rolling options.

I do feel more confident after having read this book, but I still feel I need to become better at technical analysis before trading options. It seems that the covered call is the easiest option to begin with!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul McGhee on November 26, 2008
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This book enabled me to find Brian Overby's videos, created for the CBOE and I think still available on the CBOE website [...] and Youtube. While I enjoyed the book and learned from it, after watching the author's video classes I realized that the book is mostly a quick reference. For example, Mr Overby does a *one hour* video on bull call spreads--and he needs every minute of it. His book, on the other hand, has just one page of text on the same subject. So, find and watch the videos first, then keep the book as a reference on the properties of each strategy. One more thing: the tone of this book seems just right. None of the "let's all get rich now!" nonsense found in some investing books and options seminars, but also none of the ominous, exaggerated warnings contained in others.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By billyk on May 31, 2008
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Options Playbook takes you from the basic introduction to options to quite advanced strategies. I couldn't have done without it and the spiral binding lets me refer it it again and again with ease.
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