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Option Spread Strategies: Trading Up, Down, and Sideways Markets

Option Spread Strategies: Trading Up, Down, and Sideways Markets

Anthony J. Saliba, Joseph C. Corona (With), Karen E. Johnson (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-53163-1 September 2012 288 Pages

Description

Spread trading—trading complex, multi-leg structures--is the new frontier for the individual options trader. This book covers spread strategies, both of the limited-risk and unlimited-risk varieties, and how and when to use them.

All eight of the multi-leg strategies are here: the covered-write, verticals, collars and reverse-collars, straddles and strangles, butterflies, calendar spreads, ratio spreads, and backspreads. Vocabulary, exercises and quizzes are included throughout the book to reinforce lessons.

Saliba, Corona, and Johnson are the authors of Option Strategies for Directionless Markets.

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 The Covered-Write 2

2 Verticals 28

3 Collars and Reverse-Collars 64

4 Straddles and Strangles 94

5 Butterflies and Condors 126

6 Calendar Spreads 156

7 Ratio Spreads 190

8 Backspreads 222

Appendix: Final Exam 249

Index 263