Trading Options Greeks, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
28 December 2013, 11:40
2012 | EPUB | 2.77MB
A top options trader details a practical approach for pricing and trading options in any market condition.
The options market is always changing, and in order to keep up with it you need the greeks—delta, gamma, theta, vega, and rho—which are the best techniques for valuing options and executing trades regardless of market conditions. In the Second Edition of Trading Options Greeks, veteran options trader Dan Pasarelli puts these tools in perspective by offering fresh insights on option trading and valuation.
An essential guide for both professional and aspiring traders, this book explains the greeks in a straightforward and accessible style. It skillfully shows how they can be used to facilitate trading strategies that seek to profit from volatility, time decay, or changes in interest rates. Along the way, it makes use of new charts and examples, and discusses how the proper application of the greeks can lead to more accurate pricing and trading as well as alert you to a range of other opportunities.
- Completely updated with new material
- Information on spreads, put-call parity and synthetic options, trading volatility, and advanced option trading is also included
- Explores how to exploit the dynamics of option pricing to improve your trading
Having a comprehensive understanding of the greeks is essential to long-term options trading success. Trading Options Greeks, Second Edition shows you how to use the greeks to find better trades, effectively manage them, and ultimately, become more profitable.
Volatility Trading, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
28 December 2013, 11:38
2013 | EPUB | 3.13MB
Volatility, by definition, is indicative of underlying randomness. But there are patterns within the noise that can be measured and exploited. No one knows this better than author Euan Sinclair, a highly successful options trader with a doctorate in quantum chaos.
But the Second Edition of Volality Trading isn't just about the numbers. Drawing upon his fifteen years as a professional trader, Sinclair provides a fully fleshed-out approach to trading that relies as much on the all-important "human element" and the psychological and emotional biases that drive trading decisions, as it does on quantitative analysis.
Ultimately, says Sinclair, trading is about having a coherent trading philosophy and developing a rigorous system. It's about setting a goal that can be clearly expressed in one sentence, and about finding trades with a clear statistical edge. And, finally, it's about capturing that edge and sizing each trade in a way that is consistent with your goal. Everything you do as a trader must be done within this framework.
Taking an accessible, straightforward approach, Sinclair provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to create just such a framework. He walks you through the basics of option pricing, volatility measurement, hedging, money management, and performance evaluation. And he develops a Black-Scholes-Merton-based quantitative model for measuring volatility that can easily can be adapted to trading virtually any type of financial instrument.
Responding to major changes in the markets since the first edition, Sinclair has expanded his scope in this Second Edition to include coverage of the many new opportunities available in VIX futures, ETNs, and leveraged ETFs. He also:
- Analyzes the benefits and shortcomings of an array of historical volatility measurements
- Clearly shows how volatility behaves in the real world and how it relates to returns on underlying assets
- Outlines methods for forecasting volatility over the lifetime of a trade
- Supplies proven techniques for knowing when to hedge and by how much
- Delivers strategies for aggregating positions so as to reduce the need to hedge
- Shares priceless tips on how to boost returns through trade sizing—including techniques borrowed from the worlds of futures trading and professional gambling
- Arms you with powerful tools for evaluating the ongoing performance of your trading activity
- Fills you in on the latest research on cognitive and emotional biases that influence trading decisions and how to leverage them to your advantage
- Delineates time-tested strategies for trading VIX futures, ETNs, and leveraged ETFs
- Provides access to a companion website containing valuable spreadsheets, models for calculating volatility cones for different time periods, and simulation engines
Bringing volatility trading down to earth for even the most numbers-shy traders, as well as hard-nosed quants interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of options trading, Volatility Trading, Second Edition is an indispensable "tool of the trade."
Technical Analysis, 2nd Edition [MOBI]
28 December 2013, 11:36
2010 | MOBI | 10.03MB
Technical Analysis is the primary book on the subject suitable for full-length courses taken to achieve the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation and series 86 exam exemption.
Already the field’s most comprehensive and reliable guidebook, Technical Analysis, Second Edition, has been fully updated to reflect the latest advances. Selected by the Market Technicians Association as the principal textbook for its prestigious Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program, this book systematically and objectively introduces the entire discipline.
Using hundreds of updated illustrations, the authors show how to analyze both markets and individual issues and present complete investment systems and portfolio plans. Readers learn how to use tested sentiment, momentum indicators, seasonal effects, flow of funds, and many other key techniques. Drawing on current research, the authors reveal which chart patterns and indicators remain the most reliable, demonstrate how to test systems, and show how to use technical analysis to mitigate risk.
This edition covers recent advances in pattern recognition, market analysis, systems management, and other areas. It introduces new confidence tests; innovations in exit stops, portfolio selection, and testing; and the implications of behavioral bias for technical analysis. The authors also reassess classic methods such as intermarket relationships and measurements of market strength, identifying pitfalls that have emerged in recent years.
- A coherent, updated treatment of the entire fieldCurrent principles, tools, techniques, and applications for both practitioners and students
- Does technical analysis really work?The history of technical analysis and the latest assessments of its value
- Identify specific investment opportunities and emerging trendsUncover promising securities, markets, shifts, and breakouts--and test your insights
- Take advantage of the latest techniques and researchApply recent innovations, as well as new insights into classic methods