In this chapter from The Bible of Options Strategies: The Definitive Guide for Practical Trading Strategies, 2nd Edition, Guy Cohen covers the four basic strategies that underpin your entire options trading knowledge, which are long call, short call, long put and short put.
In this uncertain trading environment, how do professional traders manage effectively? In this introduction to his book, A Technical Approach To Trend Analysis: Practical Trade Timing for Enhanced Profits, Michael Thomsett offers methods for trend analysis based on a few sound principles.
In this excerpt from his book, Principles of Quantitative Equity Investing: A Complete Guide to Creating, Evaluating, and Implementing Trading Strategies, Sugata Ray gives an overview of quantitative investing, including a discussion of screens, backtesting, and implementation.
Michael C. Thomsett proposes that a candlestick indicator by itself is not reliable for timing of trades. You need confirmation through distinct and separate signals forecasting the same reversal (or continuation), but you also need more, as he discusses in this introduction to his book, Profiting from Technical Analysis and Candlestick Indicators.
Traders tend to view the put ratio backspread as a bear strategy, because it employs puts. However, it is actually a volatility strategy.
The month is slipping away quickly, so I thought I should hurry up and post my annual holiday options poem. Here it is ...
The big question, of course, is: How can we rely on a formula with a series of variables that are provably inaccurate and based on a flawed assumptions, exponentially inaccurate variables, and outdated models about the nature of options?
Did William Shakespeare trade options? -- from ThomsettOptions.com