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ISBN: 157718064X     Date Published: 1997-08-04     Author(s): Robert Kolb
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This book is a good general overview of options pricing for those who do not have a strong mathematical background. It emphasizes the practical aspects of the subject and the author endeavors to be as concrete as possible. There is accompanying software with the book, but since I have written my own software for options pricing I did not use it and cannot attest to its utility or reliability.

The first chapter defines the call and put option, and gives a short history of the options markets. The author discusses taxation of option transactions briefly, which is not usually found in books on options.

 
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Excellent book for the newcomer to options pricing/analysis, July 22, 2001 ByDr. Lee D. Carlson (Baltimore, Maryland USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Options (Hardcover) This book is a good general overview of options pricing for those who do not have a strong mathematical background. It emphasizes the practical aspects of the subject and the author endeavors to be as concrete as possible. There is accompanying software with the book, but since I have written my own software for options pricing I did not use it and cannot attest to its utility or reliability. The first chapter defines the call and put option, and gives a short history of the options markets. The author discusses taxation of option transactions briefly, which is not usually found in books on options. In chapter 2, the author discusses options payoffs from using various options strategies. The important principle of arbitrage is discussed, and the assumption of no transaction costs is made throughout the chapter. The author gives a good example of how small differences in price can persist in actual markets, thus showing how transaction costs can effect option pricing. Option...
 
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