Nowadays, many investors' portfolios include investments such as mutual funds, stocks and bonds. But the variety of securities you have at your disposal does not end there. Another type of security, called an option, presents a world of opportunity to sophisticated investors. The power of options lies in their versatility. They enable you to adapt or adjust your position according to any situation that arises. Options can be as speculative or as conservative as you want. This means you can do everything from protecting a position from a decline to outright betting on the movement of a market or index. This versatility, however, does not come without its costs. Options are complex securities and can be extremely risky. This is why, when trading options, you'll see a disclaimer like the following: Options involve risks and are not suitable for everyone. Option trading can be speculative in nature and carry substantial risk of loss. Only invest with risk capital. Despite what anybody tells you, option trading involves risk, especially if you don't know what you are doing. Because of this, many people suggest you steer clear of options and forget their existence. On the other hand, being ignorant of any type of investment places you in a weak position. Perhaps the speculative nature of options doesn't fit your style. No problem - then don't speculate in options. But, before you decide not to invest in options, you should understand them. Not learning how options function is as dangerous as jumping right in: without knowing about options you would not only forfeit having another item in your investing toolbox but also lose insight into the workings of some of the world's largest corporations. Whether it is to hedge the risk of foreign-exchange transactions or to give employees ownership in the form of stock options, most multi-nationals today use options in some form or another. This book will introduce you to the fundamentals of options. Keep in mind that most options traders have many years of experience, so don't expect to be an expert immediately after reading this book .
Global commerce is rapidly organizing around regional trading blocs in North America, Western Europe, Pacific Asia, and elsewhere--with potentially dangerous consequences for the world trading system. Professor Kerry Chase examines how domestic politics has driven the emergence of these trading blocs, arguing that businesses today are more favorably inclined to global trade liberalization than in the past because recent regional trading arrangements have created opportunities to restructure manufacturing more efficiently.
This book is based on A Trading Desk's View of Market Quality, a conference hosted by the Zicklin School of Business on April 30, 2002. The text includes the edited transcripts of each panel as well as separate presentations by two distinguished industry officials, Joel Steinmetz, who at the time was Senior Vice President, Equities, Instinet Corporation, and Laura Unger, formerly Acting Chairperson and Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This book is not simply a historical record of the conference. It is also an exposition of the complex issues raised by the industry experts and speakers in attendance. Therefore, we introduced new material from foll- up interviews with many of the panelists so that the final result would be a more valuable document. Our intention was to examine the discussions with a critical eye, then modify or expand various sections to reflect contemporary conditions. In addition, we have included a paper by Ozenbas, Schwartz and Wood (see Chapter 8, page 151) that provides further analysis on the connection between market quality and intra-day 1 volatility that was noted several times during the conference. During the production process, we worked with the panelists, and took pains not to put words in their mouths. They have all approved the final draft of the manuscript, and we thank them for their assistance and patience.
Wake up, Nellie! The fun is about to begin. First, there's deciding what to wear. Then there's breakfast with all kinds of shapes and textures and tastes. From indoor play in a made-up train, to a trip to the park and a bedtime cuddle with Daddy, Nellie's day is full of discoveries.
Do you continually lose money in the stock market? My name is Brian Burns and I wrote this book to help you. I have studied financial markets and professional traders for multiple minutes at a time. There is one thing that all the great traders and investors have in common. One thing that links people like Jesse Livermore and Warren Buffett. This one thing is the key to being successful in the market and is explained in detail in this book; You are going to need this book.
Does thinking about the money you've lost cause you to have any problems with your bladder, including frequent or urgent urination? If so, aside from a scheduled visit to your doctor, you are going to need this book.
There are tons of books out there about trading and investing and let's face it, reading them all would be a lot of work. I have carefully analyzed and studied most of those books, in fact, I even read a couple of them all the way through. What I have found is that there is one lesson that is the same in all investing and trading books; one crucial piece of advice that you will need to fully understand to be able to make money in the market. I explain this essential financial building block in this book, step by step. I laid it out so well that I even surprised myself. If you also want to be surprised then you are going to need this book.
I almost didn't want to publish this information because it's going to completely revolutionize the face of individual investing. My friends and family persisted that I follow through because they knew that it would help so many people. But I must warn you, the words included in this book are powerful, the equivalent of a financial miracle, and following them will lead to untold riches. If you want to attain unprecedented wealth then you are going to need this book; just don't get too greedy, it isn't very becoming.
My professional advice is that you purchase two copies for yourself and a copy for each one of your family members. Replace those copies with additional copies once your original copies are read, get creased, or if the cover is bent in any way. I would also recommend purchasing a copy for all of your friends and even people that you don't know that well. Not only will they love you for it, but they'll respect the hell out of you for it.
Once you receive your first copy of the book I would recommend sleeping with it underneath your pillow to let the words and wisdom seep in to your subconscious. I am working on a spoken word edition of the book but due to the volume of material it may take several years to complete. In the meantime, feel free to read it out loud where ever you are, at work, on the bus, or even in a public bathroom.
You could also buy a copy just to place on your bookshelf or in your office to make it look like you actual read financial books and know what you're talking about when you start to spout off with your work buddies about some stock you heard on the news but are trying to act like you came up with the whole idea yourself....nice try by the way, but without this book I think they're on to you.
To sum it up, you need this book. Don't wait another minute to buy it, if you do you'll regret it and I'll lose some respect for you.
Here's what some are saying or could be saying about this book!
"I love the chapter for aggressive investors! The author really nails this one down and gets it right. If you do exactly as he says, you will make money hand over fistwhatever that means. A few times I did the exact opposite of what the author says and, you guessed it, I lost money." - A Typical Stupid Person
"I wasn't sure what this book was about when I bought it. I'm still not 100% sure but it looks like it might serve some type of purpose." - A Typical Idiot
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