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Options Trading Strategy and Risk Management (Wiley Finance)
ISBN: 0471691283     Date Published: 2005-02-11     Author(s): Simon Vine
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The key concepts and essential strategies behind the successful use of options
Written by Simon Vine, a seasoned trader who has over ten years of experience on Wall Street under his belt, Options is the definitive book on options for traders, investors, and risk professionals. Options provides a step-by-step approach to trading, hedging, and investing using options, and shares the key concepts essential to successful options use. Options also explores how to use a wide variety of options strategies and shows readers how to select the strategy that best fits their own psychological risk profile. Filled with real-world examples and proven strategies, this invaluable resource will be of interest to all professionals-and newcomers-who`d like to exploit options for strategic advantage, risk management, or profit.
Simon Vine (Moscow, Russia) is deputy head of the investment banking division at Alfa Bank, the largest private financial institution in Russia. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from the Institute for Finance and Economics in Moscow.
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Mr Vine, a fixed rate receiver is a IRS seller NOT buyer., December 22, 2005 BySolbi-wan Kenobi "notaquant" (KL, Malaysia) - See all my reviews This review is from: Options: Trading Strategy and Risk Management (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover) John Wiley & co owes me a couple of pages full of errata or, at least, my money back. (I note there are, at this time, 23 used or new copies of this book) Books on options strategy and management with plenty of FX examples are few and far between. The only thing good about this book is that the chapters are bite-size. I'm only about half-way thru the book, but if I can expect a similar number of errors for the rest, then shame on John Wiley for allowing this book to publish before extensive editing. Two handfuls of errors may not be much, but 79.95 is a lot to pay. Lucky for me I have a pretty strong grasp of the basics, but what if a beginner interbank trader got a hold of this book? It's surprising that someone of Nassim Taleb's eminence would lend his name in editorial reviews of this book.
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Nice to see a book written by a trader, August 7, 2006 ByC. Cononico (New York, NY) - See all my reviews This review is from: Options: Trading Strategy and Risk Management (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover) It's always refreshing to find a book written by a trader! Most of us in the industry have too many books authored by academics who have never managed risk for a living. This book would be very helpful for beginners looking to get into trading. It's a nice complement to find a text that can go beyond theoretical pricing mechanics and give you a feel for the market. Nice bite size chapters, good ideas, practical examples.
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Re-review, July 25, 2006 BySolb1 Kenobi "notaquant" (Kuala Lumpur) - See all my reviews This review is from: Options: Trading Strategy and Risk Management (Wiley Finance) (Hardcover) Sorry Simon. Been meaning to find the time to write a re-review... with a slight improvement in the rating! haha I didn't finish the book at the time I wrote the last review. To date, I have, in fact, finished your book. And overall, the book was actually quite helpful. I must've had an off-day the day I reviewed it the first time. Anyway, I figured you're just a (good?) trader after all, not a writer. A lot of options texts in the market nowadays are just a lot of marketing blather. So I'll forgive your minor short-comings. To recap: overall, your book had a lot of good ideas. Your options examples were practical and relevant to the beginner institutional trader/risk manager. For me, the real meat of your book came from Parts 3 to 7. I liked that your book is not US-centric, futures-centric, equities-centric, or even day-trader-centric. And I liked the fact that all of your chapters were bite-sizes and a...
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