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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... More
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  • Butterfly Basics
    When traders begin checking out the many ways to use options, the spread presents the greatest opportunities, as well as challenges. But don't let the gentle names fool you. For example, the butterfly sounds like a soft, gentle strategy, but it might not be after all.

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    Getting Started in Options

    Getting Started in Advanced Options

    Sep 16 8:54 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Trading Options Close To Expiration
    The great dilemma for options traders is well known: Options close to expiration cost less but expire soon. Options with more time to develop profitably cost more. How do you balance these conflicting attributes?

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    Getting Started in Options

    Getting Started in Advanced Options

    Sep 09 8:49 AM | Link | Comment!
  • 3 Forms Of Collar Profits
    A collar consists of three parts: 100 shares of long stock, one covered call, and one long put. The cost of the put is covered by income from the call. So if strikes are the same, nothing of note happens. If the stock price rises, it gets called away. If the stock price falls, you exercise or sell the put.

    So why even open a collar?

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    Also check these books:

    Getting Started in Options

    Getting Started in Advanced Options

    Sep 02 8:23 AM | Link | Comment!
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