From the Back Cover
For years, Options for the Beginner and Beyond has been a best-selling guide to trading.
This second edition is updated to reflect today’s use of weekly options in basic and advanced trading strategies, new examples, and a revised end-of-year tax strategy. You’ll find up-to-the-minute coverage of all the basics—selecting brokers, planning trades, and the pros and cons of each option strategy. You’ll even learn advanced techniques for reducing risk and capturing arbitrage profits!
EVERYTHING you need to profit from options, hands-on!
ALL the core knowledge:
• Selecting Options
• Entering and Exiting Trades
• The Greeks
• Risk Graphs
• Weekly Options
• Choosing a Broker
• Avoiding Key Mistakes
ALL the winning strategies:
• Vertical and Horizontal Spreads
• Covered Calls
• Straddles and Strangles
• Stock Repair and Enhancement
• Married Puts
• Naked Options
• Stock Substitutes
• Iron Condors
• Double Diagonals
• End-of-Year Tax Strategies
• Advanced Day Trading Techniques
• And more!
Today’s #1 Options Trading Guide: Now Updated and Expanded.
“This book presents practical advice on placing real-world trades that I haven’t seen in any other book on options. The chapter on entering and exiting trades alone could make or save you tens of thousands of dollars over your investing career.”
—John Reese, founder and CEO, Validea.com and Validea Capital Management
“Hands down, the best book currently available on option trading for beginners. Olmstead details practical option strategies clearly and concisely—the book is a must for any serious options trader.”
—Mitch Zacks, author, Ahead of the Market
“Clearly written by someone who does as well as teaches, Options for the Beginner and Beyond is aptly named. This book is easy to read and is also full of gems that will appeal to all levels of trader. Remarkably succinct, Ed Olmstead takes you on a fast-paced journey, avoiding any fluff and getting straight to the point. Great for dipping into and great for reading all the way through.”
—Guy Cohen, author, Options Made Easy and The Bible of Options Strategies; creator of OptionEasy (www.optioneasy.com)
• Short, simple, hands-on lessons: build your mastery one step at a time!
• Move from the absolute basics to advanced strategies covered in no other beginner’s guide
• Indispensable new information about trading weekly options and updated year-end tax strategy
About the Author
W. Edward Olmstead has a B.S. from Rice University and a Ph.D from Northwestern University, where he is currently Professor of Applied Mathematics in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He has received several prestigious awards for teaching excellence including an endowed chair. His teaching activities include courses that cover both the theory of options pricing and practical strategies for trading options.
In the world of finance, Dr. Olmstead has more than fifteen years of experience in the trading of options. He holds a FINRA Series 65 license along with considerable experience as an options consultant. He has written various articles on options for the online media.
Dr. Olmstead was Editor of The Options Professor newsletter published by Independent Investor, Inc. during 2003-07. His consulting activities included service as an options analyst for Spear Capital Management. He also worked on an ultra short-term trading concept for a member firm of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Since 2010, he has utilized a proprietary options strategy in the management of funds for a group of private clients.
For more information about Dr. Olmstead’s current options interests, go to www.olmsteadoptions.com.