Publisher description for Getting started in options / Michael C. Thomsett.

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Time values? Puts and calls? Striking prices? For many, investing in options can sound so risky that they fail to capitalize on a potentially lucrative opportunity. This straightforward guide thoroughly demystifies the options markets, enabling you to not only effectively maneuver within them, but to gain healthy returns from them. In nontechnical, easy-to-follow terms, Getting Started in Options, Third Edition arms you with the facts you need to make informed decisions about choosing stocks, tracking options, selling calls, and much more. Updated --and including the latest information on understanding and controlling risk --this practical book shows you how to:
Set up a plan based on your specific investment requirements
Master all the terminology
Buy and sell puts and calls
Hedge and speculate like a seasoned investor
Understand time values, striking price, and expiration --and use them effectively
Read the market and spot the specific risks of each type of option
Profit in these exciting markets

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Stock options.
Options (Finance)