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Single Stock Futures An Investors Guide
ISBN: 0471267627     Date Published: 2002-12-23     Author(s): Kennedy Mitchell
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Everything you need to know about Single Stock Futures

"Single stock futures are an incredibly important new financial instrument for managing risk. Kennedy Mitchell provides an outstanding and easy-to-read explanation of these new products for either an expert futures user or for someone learning about futures markets for the first time."
–Peter Borish, Senior Managing Director, OneChicago

Although single stock futures may be a relatively new phenomenon in the United States, this instrument has been successfully traded for years in various overseas markets–leaving you, the individual and professional investor, to play catch-up.

Exactly what are single stock futures? They are futures contracts, within the futures universe, that have shares of listed public companies as their underlying asset.

In Single Stock Futures: An Investor’s Guide, author Kennedy Mitchell introduces you to single stock futures, explains how they function, and demonstrates the various ways they can be traded. This comprehensive guide clearly illustrates how investors–both individual and professional–can utilize single stock futures independently or as an application to add new dimensions to an investment portfolio.

Single stock futures have the potential to improve the performance of professionals, novices, investors, and traders. Take this opportunity to find out how with Single Stock Futures: An Investor’s Guide.

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Introduces you to single stock futures, explains how they function, and demonstrates the various ways they can be traded. Provides everything you need to know about Single Stock Futures.

 
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4 of 4 People found the following review helpful.

Nice strategies, June 28, 2003 ByDavid Blackman (Chicago, IL.) - See all my reviews This review is from: Single Stock Futures: An Investor's Guide (Hardcover) I liked the strategy section of this book talking about how to use the futures in practice not just about what they are. I have used the buy-write strategy that the author talks about and have done very well so far. I just wish these contracts were more popular so the liquidity would be better.
 
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Very informative, December 13, 2002 ByWill Stewart (Chicago) - See all my reviews This review is from: Single Stock Futures: An Investor's Guide (Hardcover) This book is the best available on single stock futures because it not only covers the basic principles but it also reviews more advanced strategies. I was happy to see that the author covers strategies like buy-writes, pairs, and spreads rather than just a boring info manual on the new product. There is great information on how to invest using single stock futures WITH options at the same time, which I plan to use myself. Although some of the info like delta-neutral trading may be above the average investor, the book also has a complete area dealing with a basic overview and history of single stock futures. Also, there is a great section dealing with how investors can protect their portfolios using single stock futures (for hedging 401k stocks and other large equity in one company). Overall I really enjoyed this book.
 
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almost content free and dangerously misleading, August 23, 2010 ByNarada "the wondering jew" (Princeton, NJ, USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Single Stock Futures: An Investor's Guide (Hardcover) This book can be summarized thus: the reasons to use SSFs are: a. Better leverage [false with portfolio margin] b. Tax avoidance [usually false, since the methods described by the author can be classified as "constructive sale" by the IRS] Everything else the author says is either exchange-generated boilerplate or would work just as well with "SSF" replaced by "stock". As far as I can tell, the main reason for the existence of SSFs in this day and age is that you can essentially do naked shorting with them [no locate is necessary]. Nothing is free, and in the case of SSFs, the spreads are much wider than for the underlying equity, plus you need to roll them, if you want to hold the position for a long time.
 
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