Trading Options in Turbulent Markets: Master Uncertainty through Active Volatility Management, Second Edition

Trading Options in Turbulent Markets: Master Uncertainty through Active Volatility Management, Second Edition

Author(s): Larry Shover

Published Online: 20 DEC 2012 02:20PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781118343548

Online ISBN: 9781118524046

DOI: 10.1002/9781118524046

About this Book

Top options expert Larry Shover returns to discuss how to interpret, and profit from, market volatility

Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition skillfully explains the intricacies of options volatility and shows you how to use options to cope, and profit from, market turbulence. Throughout this new edition, options expert Larry Shover reveals how to use historical volatility to predict future volatility for a security and addresses how you can utilize that knowledge to make better trading decisions.

Along the way, he also defines the so-called Greeks-delta, vega, theta, and gamma-and explains what drives their values and their relationship to historic and implied volatility. Shover then provides effective strategies for trading options contracts in uncertain times, addressing the decision-making process and how to trade objectively in the face of unpredictable and irrational market moves.

  • Includes a new chapter of the VIX, more advanced material on volatility suitable for institutional or intermediate options trader, and additional volatility-based strategies
  • Answers complex questions such as: How does a trader know when to tolerate risk and How does a successful trader respond to adversity?
  • Provides a different perspective on a variety of options strategies, including covered calls, naked and married puts, collars, straddles, vertical spreads, calendar spreads, butterflies, condors, and more

As volatility becomes a greater focus of traders and investors, Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition will become an important resource for in-depth insights, practical advice, and profitable strategies.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Understanding the Relationship between Market Turbulence and Option Volatility

  2. Part II: Understanding Option Volatility and its Relationship to Option Greeks, Personal Decision Making, and Odds Creation

  3. Part III: Ten Proven Strategies to Employ in Uncertain Times

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