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Michael C. Thomsett is a widely published options author. His "Getting Started in Options" (Wiley, 9th edition) has sold over 300,000 copies. He also is author of "Options Trading for the Conservative Investor" and "The Options Trading Body of Knowledge" (both FT Press); and "Options for... More
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  • New Book Released 1 comment
    Mar 6, 2013 4:58 PM

    Greetings -

    I am writing to let you know that an updated new edition of "Getting Started in Options" has just been released by John Wiley & Sons. To read about the book please use the direct link to

    This book has been an amazing success over the past 25 years, and has sold over 250,000 copies in its past 8 editions. The secret to its success, I believe, is that it presents everything in clear, non-technical language; with sidebars for valuable resources and key points; many example, and definitions in context.

    Another feature in this new edition is that it is an "illustrated edition." Not only are the in-chapter illustrations more extensive; the publisher also asked me to write a one-page comic strip for the end of each chapter. They then had an illustrator develop the artwork for the running comic theme. I must say, the illustrator was great. The comic version of me actually looks like me!

    The latest edition's table of contents:

    Introduction to the 9th Edition
    Chapter 1 - Calls and Puts: Defining the Field of Play
    Chapter 2 - Opening and Tracking: How It All Works
    Chapter 3 - Buying Calls: Maximizing the Rosy View
    Chapter 4 - Buying Puts: The Positive Side of Pessimism
    Chapter 5 - Selling Calls: Conservative and Profitable
    Chapter 6 - Selling Puts: The Overlooked Strategy
    Chapter 7 - Closing Positions: Cover, Close, Exercise or Roll
    Chapter 8 - Choosing Stocks: Finding the Right Ingredients
    Chapter 9 - Paper Trading: A Test Run of the Theory
    Chapter 10 - Calculating the Return: A Complex Aspect to Options
    Recommended Reading

    Who needs this book? Every beginning options trader will benefit from having this book. If you have associates or clients who also have expressed an interest in options trading, they will also find benefits in this book's pages. I invite you to check it out. The amazon./com link, once again, is:

    All my best, Michael

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