Getting Started in Options, 6th Edition
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Michael C. Thomsett is a financial writer who has written more than sixty books on investing, real estate, business, and management topics. He is the author of several Wiley books, including Getting Started in Bonds, J.K. Lasser's Real Estate Investing, and the five previous editions of Getting Started in Options. Prior to his writing career, Thomsett was a professional accountant and systems consultant.



Introduction – Brave New Worlds.

Chapter 1. Calls and Puts: Defining the Field of Play.

Chapter 2. Opening, Closing, Tracking: How It All Works.

Chapter 3. Buying Calls: Maximizing the Rosy View.

Chapter 4. Buying Puts: The Positive Side of Pessimism.

Chapter 5. Selling Calls: Conservative and Profitable.

Chapter 6. Choosing Stocks: Finding the Right Ingredients.

Chapter 7. Strategies in Volatile Markets: Uncertainty as an Advantage.

Chapter 8. Selling Puts: The Overlooked Strategy.

Chapter 9. Combined Techniques: Creative Risk Management.

Chapter 10. Risk and Taxes: Rules of the Game.