Practical option strategies for the new post-crisis financial
Traditional buy-and-hold investing has been seriously challenged
in the wake of the recent financial crisis. With economic and
market uncertainty at a very high level, options are still the most
effective tool available for managing volatility and downside risk,
yet they remain widely underutilized by individuals and investment
managers. In "Options for Volatile Markets, " Richard Lehman and
Lawrence McMillan provide you with specific strategies to lower
portfolio volatility, bulletproof your portfolio against any
catastrophe, and tailor your investments to the precise level of
risk you are comfortable with.
While the core strategy of this new edition remains covered call
writing, the authors expand into more comprehensive option
strategies that offer deeper downside protection or even allow
investors to capitalize on market or individual stock volatility.
In addition, they discuss new offerings like weekly expirations and
options on ETFs. For investors who are looking to capitalize on
global investment opportunities but are fearful of lurking "black
swans," this book shows how ETFs and options can be utilized to
construct portfolios that are continuously protected against
unforeseen calamities.A complete guide to the increased control and
lowered risk covered call writing offers active investors and
tradersAddresses the changing investment environment and how to use
options to succeed within itExplains how to use options with
Understanding options is now more important than ever, and with
"Options for Volatile Markets" as your guide, you'll quickly learn
how to use them to protect your portfolio as well as improve its
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