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Options, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-57718-064-7
368 pages
August 1997
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The third edition of Options is a comprehensive look at the most simple to the more complex use and structure of options.
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Table of Contents



Part I: The Options Market:.

1. Introduction.

2. What Is an Option?.

3. An Option Example.

4. Moneyness.

5. American and European Options.

6. Why Trade Options?.

7. The Option Contract.

8. The Options Market.

9. Option Trading Procedures.

10. The Clearinghouse.

11. Margins.

12. Commissions.

13. Taxation.

14. The Organization of the Text.

15. OPTION!Software.

16. Summary.

17. Questions and Problems.

18. Notes.

Part II: Option Payoffs and Option Strategies:.

1. Introduction.

2. Stocks and Bonds.

3. Arbitrage.

4. Option Notation.

5. European and American Option Values at Expiration.

6. Buy or Sell a Call Option.

7. Call Options at Expiration and Arbitrage.

8. Buy or Sell a Put Option.

9. Moneyness.

10. Option Combinations.

11. Combining Options with Bonds and Stocks.

12. Summary.

13. Questions and Problems.

14. Notes.

Part III: Bounds on Option Prices:.

1. Introduction.

2. The Boundary Space for Call and Put Options.

3. Relationships Between Call Prices.

4. Relationships Between Put Option Prices.

5. Option Prices and the Interest Rate.

6. Option Prices and Stock Price Movements.

7. Option Prices and the Riskiness of Stocks.

8. Summary.

9. Questions and Problems.

10. Notes.

Part IV: European Option Pricing:.

1. Introduction.

2. The Single-Period Binomial Model.

3. The Multi-Period Binomial Model.

4. Binomial Put Option Pricing.

5. Stock Price Movement.

6. The Binomial Approach to the Black-Scholes Model.

7. The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model.

8. Inputs for the Black-Scholes Model.

9. European Options and Dividends.

10. Tests of the Option Pricing Model.

11. Summary.

12. Questions and Problems.

13. Notes.

Part V: Option Sensitivities and Option Hedging:.

1. Introduction.

2. Option Sensitivities in the Merton and Black-Scholes Models.


4. DELTA-Neutral Positions.


6. VEGA.

7. RHO.


9. Creating Neutral Portfolios.

10. Option Sensitivities and Option Trading Strategies.

11. Summary.

12. Questions and Problems.

13. Notes.

Part VI: American Option Pricing:.

1. Introduction.

2. American versus European Options.

3. Pseudo-American Call Option Pricing.

4. Exact American Call Option Pricing.

5. Analytical Approximations of American Option Prices.

6. The Binomial Model and American Option Prices.

7. Summary.

8. Questions and Problems.

9. Notes.

Part VII: Options on Stock Indexes, Foreign Currency, and Futures:.

1. Introduction.

2. European Option Pricing.

3. Option Sensitivities.

4. Pricing American Options.

5. Summary.

6. Questions and Problems.

7. Notes.

Part VIII: The Options Approach to Corporate Securities:.

1. Introduction.

2. Equity and a Pure Discount Bond.

3. Senior and Subordinated Debt.

4. Callable Bonds.

5. Convertible Bonds.

6. Warrants.

7. Summary.

8. Questions and Problems.

9. Notes.

Part IX: Exotic Options:.

1. Introduction.

2. Assumptions of the Analysis and the Pricing Environment.

3. Forward-Start Options.

4. Compound Options.

5. Chooser Options.

6. Barrier Options.

7. Binary Options.

8. Lookback Options.

9. Average Price Options.

10. Exchange Options.

11. Rainbow Options.

12. Summary.

13. Questions and Problems.

14. Notes.

15. OPTION!Installation and Quick Start.

16. Exercises for OPTION!.



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The Wiley Advantage

* Concise treatment of simple to complex options.
* Presented in a non-mathematical format.
* Contains OPTION! software.
* New chapter on exotic options.
* Two chapters on European options.
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