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3-Recommended Option Books

I strongly recommend the below 3-books.

#1 is a fun, enjoyable read. The author is a professor that has a great talent to teach, explain, and make the info "stick". Quite rare for a book like this to be so enjoyable and authored by such an intellectual writer. 

#2 will provide you hedging strategies (and other income producing strategies) in a fun format: a football-play layout on what to do; how it works; terminology. It runs $25. 
#3 is more technical. It's a must read if you want to become familiar with the ins and outs of options. It's the kind of book you know will be challenging to read - because of the technical nature -- but one that will be invaluable as time moves forward.  
These three books are what I recommend to people. There are other ways once you get your feet wet, but I recommend these three to family/friends/3rd parties.
Best, Todd

1)  Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks [Hardcover]
by W. Edward Olmstead
2) The Options Playbook, Expanded 2nd Edition: Featuring 40 strategies for bulls, bears, rookies, all-stars and everyone in between. [Spiral-bound]
by Brian Overby
3) Options as a Strategic Investment [Hardcover]
by Lawrence G. McMillan