Option Spread Trading. A Comprehensive Guide to Strategies and Tactics. Wiley Trading

  • ID: 2241947
  • Book
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Option Spread TRADING

When dealing with option spreads, you′re looking to purchase one option in conjunction with the sale of another option. If managed properly, these spreads can provide experienced investors with the potential for significant returns without undertaking a great deal of risk.

Option Spread Trading provides a comprehensive, yet easy–to–understand explanation of this approach, and shows you how to select the best spread strategy for any market condition. Opening with an informative introduction that covers essential option knowledge, the "Greeks," and much more, this practical guide quickly moves on to discuss a variety of spread strategies and how you can use them to capture consistent profits. Page by page, it:

  • Highlights all manner of spreads, from calendar and ratio spreads to bull and bear spreads

  • Addresses how you can monitor and adjust an existing spread position and provides tips on exiting a spread trade

  • Includes examples to test and reinforce your knowledge of the concepts presented

Written by Russell Rhoads an instructor for the Options Institute at the CBOE Option Spread Trading contains practical guidance that will allow you to successfully incorporate this proven approach into your everyday trading endeavors.

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

CHAPTER 1 Essential Option Knowledge.

The Option Basics.

In–At–Out of the Money.

Intrinsic and Time Value.

Spread Basics.

The Greeks.

Payoff Tables and Diagrams.

Option Pricing Calculators

CHAPTER 2 Spreads Using an Underlying Security.

Covered Call.

Covered Call Using LEAPS®.

Systematic Covered Call Strategies.

Cash–Secured Put.

Systematic Cash–Secured Put.

Protective Put.

The Collar.

CHAPTER 3 Synthetic Positions.

Put–Call Parity.

Synthetic Long Positions.

Synthetic Short Positions.

Arbitrage in Put–Call Parity.

Individuals Using Put–Call Parity.

CHAPTER 4 The Greeks.

Price–Related Greeks.

Time–Related Greek.

Volatility–Related Greek.

Interest Rate–Related Greek.

Conclusion.

CHAPTER 5 Straddles.

Long Straddle Mechanics.

Short Straddle.

CHAPTER 6 Strangles.

Long Strangle Mechanics.

Short Strangle Mechanics.

CHAPTER 7 Bull Spreads.

Bull Put Spread.

Bull Call Spread.

CHAPTER 8 Bear Spreads.

Bear Call Spread

Bear Put Spread.

CHAPTER 9 Butterfly Spreads.

Introduction to Butterfly Spreads.

Long Call Butterfly.

Long Put Butterfly.

Iron Butterfly.

Short Straddle Comparison.

Short Call Butterfly.

Short Put Butterfly.

Reverse Iron Butterfly.

Reverse Iron Butterfly versus Straddle.

CHAPTER 10 Condor Spreads.

Introduction to Condor Spreads.

Long Call Condor.

Long Put Condor.

Iron Condor.

Iron Condor versus Short Strangle.

Short Condor Spreads.

Reverse Iron Condor.

Reverse Iron Condor vs. Long Strangle.

CHAPTER 11 Ratio Spreads.

Call Ratio Spread.

Put Ratio Spread.

Ratio Spread Comparisons.

CHAPTER 12 Backspreads.

Call Backspread.

Put Backspread.

Backspread Comparisons.

CHAPTER 13 The Stock Repair Strategy.

Doubling Down on a Position.

The Stock Repair Trade.

CHAPTER 14 Calendar Spreads.

Time Value Effect.

Long Call Calendar.

Long Put Calendar.

Combined Calendar Spread.

CHAPTER 15 Diagonal Spreads.

Call Diagonal Spread.

LEAPS Call Diagonal Spread.

Put Diagonal Spread.

LEAPS Put Diagonal Spread.

Double Diagonal Spread.

CHAPTER 16 Delta Neutral Trading.

Delta Review.

Delta–Neutral Positions.

Gamma.

Market Maker Trading.

CHAPTER 17 Executing a Spread Trade.

Executing a Stock or Option Trade.

A Single Option Spread.

A Spread with Two Options.

A Spread with Multiple Legs.

Legging into a Spread Trade.

About the Author.

Index.

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