Equity and Index Options Explained
- Equity Options Explained is a practical guide to trading equity options, supported by Liffe (part of the NYSE Euronext exchange group).
- Written by Bill Beagles, a well known, highly experienced trader and trainer, creating a unique combination in this area. Bill is still highly active in the markets, which brings a practical perspective to his training and the books.
Preface: Trading Language and Products.
1 Option Basics.
2 Option Specifications.
3 Exercise and Assignment.
4 Option Uses.
5 Option Price and Value.
7 Pricing Options.
9 Option Pricing Revisited: the “Greeks”.
10 Basic Option Strategy.
11 Option Spreads.
12 The Collar (Fence).
13 Long Call Spreads (Bull Call Spreads).
14 Long Put Spreads (Bear Put Spreads).
15 Short Call Spreads (Bear Call Spreads).
16 Short Put Spreads (Bull Put Spreads).
17 Selling Naked Puts versus Selling Put Spreads.
18 Long Verticals versus Short Verticals.
19 Long Straddles.
20 Long Strangles.
21 Short Straddles.
22 The Iron Butterfly.
23 Short Strangles.
24 The Iron Condor.
25 Calendar Spreads.
26 Long Call Calendars.
27 Short Call Calendar Spreads.
28 Long Put Calendar Spreads.
29 Short Put Calendar Spreads.
30 Diagonal Spreads.
31 Yield Enhancement.
32 Gamma Trading.
Joining up with Simon Hart and Andy Swaine, two long term friends and fellow traders, Bill then set up K2 London, a trading company that combines day-to-day derivatives trading with fund management, education and consultancy. Since 2000, Bill has provided specialised education and consulting services to a wide range of institutions including LIFFE and the LSE in London and to a range of government agencies and major companies across the globe.
Bill’s combination of current market knowledge and educational experience allows him to present the complex subject of options in a clear and intuitive fashion.