Options Made Easy: Your Guide to Profitable Trading (2nd Edition)

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9780131871359: Options Made Easy: Your Guide to Profitable Trading (2nd Edition)

In Options Made Easy, Second Edition, Guy Cohen clearly explains everything you need to know about options in plain English so that you can start trading fast and make consistent profits in any market, bull or bear!

Simply and clearly, the author reveals secrets of options trading that were formerly limited to elite professionals–and exposes the dangerous myths that keep investors from profiting.

As you set out on your options journey, you'll learn interactively through real-life examples, anecdotes, case studies, and pictures. Guy Cohen is your friendly expert guide, helping you pick the right stocks, learn the right strategies, create the trading plans that work, and master the psychology of the winning trader.

  • Master all the essentials–and put them to work

    Options demystified so that you can get past the fear and start profiting!

  • Learn the safest ways to trade options

    Identify high-probability trades that lead to consistent profits

  • Design a winning Trading Plan–and stick to it

    Understand your risk profile and discover exactly when to enter and exit your trades

  • Choose the right stocks for maximum profit

    Screen for your best opportunities–stocks that are moving–or are about to move

  • Discover the optimum strategies for you

    Match your trading strategies to your personal investment goals

  • No bull! The realities and myths of the markets

    What you must know about fundamental and technical analysis

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From the Back Cover:

“Guy Cohen cuts through the fog and helps all levels of investors grasp the most intricate concepts. He does so with great clarity and brevity despite covering such a broad set of  topics. His is an invaluable guide for the interested beginner and the most advanced trader.”

—Ned Bennett, CEO, optionsXpress, Inc. 

"The best book on options I have ever come across."
—Alpesh B. Patel, bestselling author of Trading Online and Mind of a Trader

"Guy Cohen really does make options easy. Each options strategy has both a visual diagram of the risk and reward, as well as a logical explanation of how the strategy works. Combined with primers on fundamental and technical analysis, Guy shows you how to put the odds in your favor in today's options markets."
—Price Headley, Founder, BigTrends.com and author of Big Trends in Trading

"Guy Cohen has put together a comprehensive, easy to understand, must-read on options for investors of all levels. Practical in its approach, the graphics bring clarity to what beginning investors might consider complicated strategies."
—Joseph Sellitto, Director Retail Derivatives, E*TRADE Securities LLC

"This is one of the best books on option strategies I have ever read."
—Daniel J. Zanger, President, Chartpattern.com

"Guy Cohen builds a foundation for the reader with simple definitions and clear mechanics on what can be a complicated topic. He then approaches each strategy with a context of fundamental and technical analysis and sets the stage for a solid understanding of risk, reward and probability."
—Dave Whitmore, Managing Director, Products & Services, Ameritrade, Inc.


InOptions Made Easy, Second Edition, Guy Cohen clearly explains everything you need to know about options in plain English so that you can start trading fast and make consistent profits in any market, bull or bear!

Simply and clearly, the author reveals secrets of options trading that were formerly limited to elite professionals—and exposes the dangerous myths that keep investors from profiting.

As you set out on your options journey, you'll learn interactively through real-life examples, anecdotes, case studies, and pictures. Guy Cohen is your friendly expert guide, helping you pick the right stocks, learn the right strategies, create the trading plans that work, and master the psychology of the winning trader.

  • Master all the essentials—and put them to work

    Options demystified so that you can get past the fear and start profiting!

  • Learn the safest ways to trade options

    Identify high-probability trades that lead to consistent profits

  • Design a winning Trading Plan—and stick to it

    Understand your risk profile and discover exactly when to enter and exit your trades

  • Choose the right stocks for maximum profit

    Screen for your best opportunities—stocks that are moving—or are about to move

  • Discover the optimum strategies for you

    Match your trading strategies to your personal investment goals

  • No bull! The realities and myths of the markets

    What you must know about fundamental and technical analysis

The easy, plain-English guide to making consistent profits with options!

Teaches all the essentials with real-life examples and crystal-clear explanations

No complicated math or confusing jargon: Learn visually with easy-to-understand pictures!

Identify high-probability trades, and design a Trading Plan that works

Master practical, easy strategies for succeeding in any environment—even bear markets

Updated for today's markets with even more dynamic graphics, intuitive explanations, and valuable information!

For every investor interested in trading options

When you read this book, you'll be amazed how quickly you understand options—and how quickly you can start profiting from them!


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From the Back Cover:

When you read this book, you'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly you'll start to understand this fascinating trading approach. In Options Made Easy, Guy Cohen simplifies options by using charts and diagrams all the way through, guiding you on an interactive journey. This helps you to build your confidence because it's practical, easy to understand, and easy to follow. Using plain English, dynamic pictures, and real-life examples throughout, Options Made Easy demystifies the world of options and, whatever your current knowledge level, you will be amazed at how quickly you're learning:

  • Options fundamentals on a realistic and practical level, right through to advanced strategies.
  • The facts and myths of Technical and Fundamental Analysis and how to match the context with the right strategy.
  • How to filter for moving stocks.
  • How to select your optimum strategy.
  • How to design your own Trading Plan for high probability trades and consistent profits.
  • The secrets of trading psychology, how to increase your confidence and eliminate the gambling mentality from your investing and trading decisions.

As you're reading this book, you'll discover that you're learning with a user-friendly interactive guide that you can reference time and time again. Keep Options Made Easy with you as your essential companion for both stocks and options trading.

" The best book on options I have ever come across."

—Alpesh B. Patel (bestselling author of Trading Online and Mind of a Trader)

" Incredibly well presented - actually makes you want to learn about options if you are a novice, and for the expert teaches you huge amounts you never knew. The diagrams, charts and illustrations are exactly what is needed for a potentially complex subject and turns it exactly into what it says on the cover - Options Made Easy. Very thorough, very accessible."
" Guy's approach in using well illustrated diagrams is the most effective way to understand the concepts and intricacies of options trading. This book will guide you through the popular strategies adopted by traders at all levels. Options Made Easy is definitely a valuable addition to any trader's library. It's one of the best investments I have ever made."

—J Pau, Australia

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