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The Options Course High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading)
ISBN: 0471668516     Date Published: 2005-02-08     Author(s): George A. Fontanills
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Use this invaluable tool to gain a competitive edge and avert bad investment decisions.

Well-known options strategist and instructor George Fontanills has updated his time-tested and bestselling book, The Options Course. The new edition improves and expands upon the original to help you avoid some common and costly options mistakes. The systematic, step-by-step approach, covers everything from basic concepts to sophisticated techniques and is designed for investors at all levels of experience.
 
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153 of 164 People found the following review helpful.

Great book for Introduction to Options, November 30, 1999 ByA Customer - See all my reviews This review is from: The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover) This book finally delivered the subject of options into my head. I have tried for years by reading McMillan and with Schaeffers high priced newsletters (where I lost lots of Money) to understand options. McMillan was far too technical for me to understand and Schaeffer ... well he is all about selling his newsletters. Fontanills appears to have no agenda and appears genuinely interested in conveying his ideas to the public. The book introduces the basics well with just enough detail. The examples are in stocks and futures which I quickly got used to. I have no intention of trading futures but they were just examples to get the point across. Fontanills he confided his business is actually as a money manager of stocks and stock options. The book moves on to more advanced strategies including his delta neutral examples. He covers butterflies, condors, long synthetics, spreads and a total of 26 strategies. I recently noticed other people copying Fontanills work but...
 
73 of 76 People found the following review helpful.

A Complete Insight Into The Options Course, October 2, 2002 ByTradingMarkets (Los Angeles, C) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover) George Fontanills devotes four of the 18 chapters on the delta neutral strategy. Excluding the detailed description of Fontanills' trademark strategy, the majority of the book is geared toward beginners. After providing a rather detailed description of how he entered the financial markets, Fontanills describes several of the economic factors that drive stock prices. Next he moves into the self-analysis section. This part includes information on risk profiles and margin concepts. Frequent readers of investment books will notice that many publications contain a chapter on this topic. Later, he moves into a discussion of options as an investment vehicle. All of the basics are covered, long calls and puts, short calls and puts, covered writes, naked positions, spreads, strangles, and straddles. Each of these is explained and then charted, for the visually oriented learner. Naturally, the gem of the book is the delta neutral strategy, which involves either a long or short straddle or...
 
103 of 111 People found the following review helpful.

Excellent Book on how to find high profit trades, January 5, 2000 ByA Customer - See all my reviews This review is from: The Options Course: High Profit & Low Stress Trading Methods (Wiley Trading) (Hardcover) I was given the book for Xmas by my wife who trades options for a living to encourage me to stop day trading.I could not put the book down. Easy to read, practical and non promotional. Just the down and dirty of how to make money trading.This man's style is to try to help others. Cancer victim and now successful money manager. Don't get me wrong he does only talk about that stuff in passing to indicate that his life has not been all rosy.The trading information is to the point and step by step. I found myself seeing for the first time why I had to trade options. He explains how to find the trades, analyse them, delta neutral trading techniques and how to enter/exit the trades. The appendix are invaluable. My wife was very amused when I opened an options account on January 5. But I had to read this book to finally understand how to trade them.Oh, I asked my wife why this book and she said that she has seen everything out there and Fontanills leaves them all...
 
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