This plain-English guide explains the common types of options and helps you choose the right ones for your investing needs. You find out how to weigh option costs and benefits, combine options to reduce risk, and build a strategy that allows you to gain no matter what the market may bring. You'll learn the basics of market and sector analysis and what to look for when trying out a new option strategy. You'll also find what you need to know about options contract specifications and mechanics. Discover how to: Understand option contracts and orders Determine and manage your risk Guard your assets using options Trade options on securities exchanges Protect your rights and satisfy your contract obligations Target sectors using technical analysis Minimize potential losses and optimize rewards Map out your plan of attack Limit your downside when trading the trend Combine options to limit your position risk Benefit from exchange traded funds Key in on volatility for trading opportunities Capitalize on sideways movements
Trading options is serious business. "Trading Options For Dummies" gives you the expert help you need to succeed.