The Complete Guide to Option Selling, Second Edition by James CordierThe Complete Guide to Option Selling, Second Edition by James Cordier

The Complete Guide to Option Selling, Second Edition

byJames Cordier, Michael Gross

Hardcover | August 12, 2009

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The growing popularity of selling options isundeniable, yet it remains one of the leastunderstood concepts in the trading world.This clear and engaging guide helps youenter the market with the confidence youneed and generate profits with a consistencythat may surprise you.

Now in its second edition, The CompleteGuide to Option Selling is the only book thatexplores selling options exclusively. Sinceits original publication in 2004, much haschanged in the world of options, and theauthors have provided key updates to helpyou take advantage of these changes. You’llfind all the information you’ll need to startwriting options profitably in equities, stockindexes, and commodities and maximizeyour returns, minimize your risk, and evenmanage “black swan” events.

With more than 38 years combined experiencein options trading, the authors explain:

  • Basic mechanics of howprofessionals selltime premium
  • The misunderstood subject ofmargins on short options
  • Myths about option writing—and why they still circulate
  • Key factors to considerwhen building an optionsellingportfolio
  • How to control risk—the right way
  • Effective, time-tested strategiesfor selling premium
  • Common mistakes beginnersmake and how to avoid them

    Option selling provides a high probability ofsuccess that is difficult, if not impossible, toachieve in any other investment. The CompleteGuide to Option Selling illustrates how to takefull advantage of this unique approach andmake it a profitable, high-yield component ofyour overall portfolio.

    Don’t listen to the popular myth that optionselling is only for professionals. The secretis out, and individual investors can now runwith it. Read The Complete Guide to OptionSelling and learn how you can level the playingfield with the big guys. It’s a lot easierthan you may think.

James Cordier is president and head portfolio manager of Liberty Trading Group/, where he manages assets for a global client base. Cordier’s firm helps individual investors maximize the use of option selling in their portfolios. He is regularly quoted by national financial media, including The Wal...
Title:The Complete Guide to Option Selling, Second EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 1.1 inPublished:August 12, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071622373

ISBN - 13:9780071622370


Table of Contents

Why Sell Options
A Crash Course on Futures
Buying Options versus Selling Options
SPAN Margin: The Key to High Returns
Strike Price and Time Selection
Use and Abuse Spreads
Recommended Spread Strategies
Liquidity, Order Placement, Assignment, and Limit Moves
Risk Control in Option Selling
Fundamentals versus Technicals
Key Fundamentals of Select Markets
Seasonal Analysis and Option Selling
The Best Markets for Seasonal Option Sales
Mistakes New Option Sellers Make
Finding a Good Broker or Money Manager
Option Selling as an Investment
Pulling it All Together