JAY KAEPPEL is Director of Research at Essex Trading Company, Ltd., a leading developer of trading software for options and futures traders. He is also an active CTA (commodity trading advisor). With over twenty years' experience, Jay's expertise as a system developer has been noted by Technical Analysis of Stock & Commodities magazine and Formula Research, a renowned trading system advisory newsletter. His articles and interviews have appeared in leading industry publications, and his previous books include The Four Biggest Mistakes in Options Trading and The Four Biggest Mistakes in Futures Trading.
The Basics of Options.
Reasons to Trade Options.
Important Concepts to Remember.
Overview of Trading Strategy Guides.
Buy a Naked Option.
Buy a Backspread.
Buy a Calendar Spread.
Buy a Straddle.
Sell a Vertical Spread.
Sell a Naked Put.
Write a Covered Call.
Enter a Butterfly Spread.
Epilogue: Some Random Thoughts for Option Traders.
Appendix A: PROVEST Option Trading Method Criteria.
Appendix B: Option Exchanges, Option Brokers, Option Symbols, and Option Volume.