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Put Options How to Use This Powerful Financial Tool for Profit & Protection
ISBN: 007141665X     Date Published: 2003-07-16     Author(s): Jeffrey Cohen
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How to profit from put options, the straightforward, versatile tool that any investor can use

Put Options provides complete information for understanding and using puts, the easy to-use investment designed to help investors lower risk and increase overall returns. Misunderstood by most investors as being far too complex, aggressive, and risky to bother with, puts are actually one of the safest end most versatile risk-hedging instruments available, and suitable for virtually any investor.

Put Options explains why and how.

Author Jeffrey Cohen outlines a foolproof, back-tested strategy for incorporating put options into any investment portfolio--or even creating a stock-free portfolio.

Put Options features:
  • 9 put rules for saving both money and frustration
  • Put strategies for profiting in up, down, or sideways markets
  • Tips for using puts to increase trading leverage and success
 
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18 of 19 People found the following review helpful.

Good Concepts, easy read., August 16, 2005 ByTheBookGuy (Goffstown, NH) - See all my reviews This review is from: Put Options : How to Use This Powerful Financial Tool for Profit & Protection (Hardcover) I found this to be a very good discussion of a strategy that I was already considering - Selling PUT options. The author makes a compelling argument for this approach and adds some additional twists to the idea that I had not considered. If you have a reasonable amount of capital to start working with, probably 20K+, you could implement this type of strategy with good results. Less capital than that and you will probably start to see the effects of brokerage fees eating up too much of you profits if you try to diversify. Overall, a very good book - the one downside is that in the book the author keeps mentioning a software program he had written to help you implement the system, but after much searching, including on his website, I was not able to find it. Too bad, it sounded like a very helpful program.
 
12 of 16 People found the following review helpful.

Not a bad strategy/silly written book, November 14, 2006 Byfgbl (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Put Options : How to Use This Powerful Financial Tool for Profit & Protection (Hardcover) One-third of the book is an advertising of a strategy. Or maybe it just sounds like an infomercial? One-fifth of the book is tables of almost all stocks and almost all options. Why? And, as mentioned before, where is that tool that helps in calculating the selection parameters? It is actually one of the most ridiculous (and negative)points of the book. Here: "You are probably thinking that you could spend every waking hour doing this analysis. Fortunately, you do not have to. The automated toolkit I developed will allow most investors to properly analyze...portfolio in less than 30 minutes". Right. Good. Where is it? As I said, the book is on a silly side as it tries to explain the strategy to ones who do not know what an option is. The strategy and ideas (diversification, unpredictability of stock prices, the notion that the strategy does not guarantee gains all the time, factors to consider, etc.)in this book are not bad.
 
8 of 11 People found the following review helpful.

How to stretch 50 pages of material into a 300 page book, January 22, 2009 ByRoger W. Anderson (Melbourne, Florida United States) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Put Options : How to Use This Powerful Financial Tool for Profit & Protection (Hardcover) The author has an interesting thesis for investing solely using a hedged set of Put options. After doing some analysis it does appear that the concept has merit, at least during times of high market volatility. At other times it appears that the premiums do not exceed the trade commisions -- at least with my brokerage. The author must have had a minimum word requirement in his publishing contract because he took an inordinate amount of space to define his reasonably simple concept.
 
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