Part I. Designing the Trade.
Chapter 1. From Retail Trader to Professional Trader.
Transitioning from Retail Trader to Professional Trader.
Successful Professional Traders.
Tightening up Your Approach to the Markets.
Chapter 2. Markets and Margin.
What Does This Mean for the Market?
Daisy Chain Effect.
Becoming a Sophisticated Trader.
What Do These Changes Mean for Your Trading?
Chapter 3. Some Essentials of Trading
Three Different Types of Traders.
A Trader's Focus.
Essential Trading Concepts.
Using This Book to Its Fullest Potential.
Part II. Basic Strategies.
Chapter 4. Holding the Bull and the Bear by the Tails.
Straddle, Strangle, and Execution.
Getting the Right Options for the Job.
Sample Straddle and Strangle Write-up Sheets.
Chapter 5. Precision Trading at Its Finest.
What is Hedge Trading?
Precision Trading Ground Rules.
Identifying Market Trends.
Chapter 6. Trading with Hard Stops.
Stop Loss Order.
Options as an Alternative to the Stop.
Chapter 7. The Markets on a Leash.
General Collar Pitfalls.
Chapter 8. Replacing Traditional Options with Synthetic Options.
Synthetic Option versus Standard Option.
When to Use a Synthetic Option.
Chapter 9. Everything in its season.
Chapter 10. Gunning for Premiums with Covered Options.
Problems with Selling Options.
Covered Option Trading.
Chapter 11. Outflanking the Market.
Frontspreads and Backspreads.
Part III. Advanced Strategies.
Chapter 12. Exposing Yourself to Loss.
Synthetic Futures, Long – Short.
The Bull Call Spread and Bear Put Spread.
Chapter 13. Advanced Option Selling Strategies.
Do 90% of Options Expire Worthless?
What to Expect When Selling Options.
Strangles, Straddles, or Naked Options.
Naked Option Selling.
Chapter 14. Retreat, Recovery, Opportunity.
Manipulating the Strategies.
Chapter 15. Analyzing Charts and Strategies.
Chapter 16. Applying These Strategies with Stocks.
About the Author.