©1997 by Michael C. Thomsett; Published by Arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; (P)2000 by Penton Overseas, Inc.; Published by Penton Overseas, Inc. and Audio Scholar, Inc.
This is a book full of examples to help describe the 'Options' trading. Although the concept of option trading is somewhat simple, but the terminology used can be confusing. After listening to this audio book, I'm looking to purchase the printed version as well in order to see the examples and highlight the sections that I'll need to use as a reference. I highly recommend this book, preferably the printed version.
This was a good listen. The speaker was clear and well articulated and the information was good. Unfortunately the abridged version is simply TOO abridged. I finished listening to the book in a few drives to work and back and was thinking that it was just STARTING when it was over! The material as presented seems more of a preface than a book.
I would not recommend this as your monthly book if you are trying to stick to the Basic Membership of one book per month. I'm trying not to go over that limit and so having a book this brief was disappointing.
I thought this book was a good introduction to stock options. It's not long, but it covers the basics.
This book does not cover strategy. If you plan to invest in options this is a good starter but it won't teach you everything you know to successfully invest in options.
If you already understand the fundamentals of options then this book is probably a little too fundamental for you.
I have experience in stocks, and understand the basics of margin investing, short selling, and similar topics. I did not have much knowledge of options - so in my case this book was right at my level.
I have supplemented this book with another that covers option strategies but assumes the reader knows the basics.
Basic Clear Understandable
When the author was talking about option strategies
Just started listening this type of books
No, you need some time in between to let the contents of the book become a part of your knowledge
There should be a sequel, something like
I found this a good entry point to the subject. I like the clarity and logic of the explanations -- a sort of walk through facets of simplified trader-logic. However, it is only a beginning, and after learning this I would not "get started" in the sense of tossing myself to the tender mercies of counter-parties who know the more modern math tools to create the other side of deals. Continuing the learning curve about that, I am happy to see at audible a nice popularization to start on, "Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-Year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation".
This book is a wonderful recource for beginners in the stock option world. It acurately defines the option language. It also takes all the fear and mystisim out of options. I read the book a month ago, and have increased my returns already! I'm very happy with this book & have shared it with my close friends.
This thing JUST gets started (I know the name) but still...it has nothing except a very basic intro to optoins. It was worth the 7.00 however...but look elsewhere if you already know even the most basic about options.
This book is an excellent primer for educating you about options. The only things it lacks are the 12 strategies of options and concrete examples but you find that out in Thomas Mccafferty book "All About Options" (paperback).Hopefully one day audible or the publisher will put a downloadable graphic example with this book.
The difference in the two is how they start the concepts of options. The audible book gives you alot of fundamental knowledge of terminology,the risks and the rewards. The hardcopy book gives you little fundamentals then hits you with intermediate to advance concepts fast.
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