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It takes a special set of trading skills to thrive in today's intensely volatile markets, where point swings of plus or minus 200 points can occur on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis. The Volatility Course arms stock and options traders with those skills. George Fontanills and Tom Gentile provide readers with a deeper understanding of market volatility and the forces that drive it. They develop a comprehensive road map detailing how to identify its ups and downs. And they describe proven strategies and tools for quantifying volatility and confidently developing plans tailored to virtually any given market condition. The companion workbook provides step-by-step exercises to help you master the strategies outlined in The Volatility Course before putting them into action in the markets.

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As a trader or investor, you want to make money regardless ofmarket conditions. Unfortunately, most techniques available won'tallow you to do this. That is why George Fontanills, one of theworld's most respected traders, and his partner Tom Gentile havewritten The Volatility Course. This unique book will teach you thesecrets of market volatility and show you how to use it to attainfinancial success during periods of extreme market turbulence, whenthe market appears to be moving nowhere, and anytime inbetween.

When speaking in terms of trading and investments, volatility is aword few like to hear. But if understood and used properly,volatility is a market tool that can increase your profits andreduce risks. This book focuses on the relationship of volatilitywithin the stock market. The Volatility Course first introduces youto the basics of the stock market-equities, indexes,exchange-traded funds, interpreting price quotes, price charts,and, most importantly, options-and quickly moves on to demystifyvolatility.

Through expert advice and in-depth examples, this book examines andexplains every aspect of volatility and the important role ofoptions within this framework. Topics covered include:
* Historical volatility and implied volatility
* The world of stock options
* VIX and other sentiment indicators
* The volatility of option premiums
* And much more

Once you have mastered the concept of volatility and have learnedhow to accurately identify current market conditions, TheVolatility Course gives you the strategies and guidance to tradeunder a variety of situations. You'll learn how to use protectiveputs, debit spreads, ratio backspreads, and straddles in alow-volatility environment as well as how to use tactics such asthe covered call and butterfly spreads in a high-volatilityenvironment. You'll also learn how to take advantage of price andtime volatility skews by applying options strategies that captureprice disparities between different options on the samestock.

The Volatility Course provides you with all the information youneed to successfully trade volatility. By identifying some of thedaily risks traders face and arming you with an arsenal of tradingtools to assure your survival in any market environment, this bookwill enable you to find terrific trading opportunities.

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Do you want to learn how to trade successfully in every marketenvironment? If so, you have picked up the right book. TheVolatility Course is designed to help you integrate the use ofvolatility in your trading approach-which will help you to become amore successful trader.

But in order to understand volatility, it is essential to grasp thebasics of investing, which is why The Volatility Course firstprovides a comprehensive review of stock market basics, includingequities, indexes, exchange-traded funds, price quotes and charts,and, most importantly, options.

Through expert advice and in-depth examples, this book:
* Explains what market volatility is and how to quantify it
* Focuses specifically on stock and options volatility and theircorresponding strategies
* Provides a road map detailing how to identify the ups and downsof market volatility
* Describes the strategies that work best in high and lowvolatility markets

Filled with tips and techniques from renowned traders GeorgeFontanills and Tom Gentile, The Volatility Course will help youunderstand the different types of volatility, how to measure andanticipate changes in volatility, and how to adapt your tradingstrategies to excel in prevailing market conditions. With TheVolatility Course as your guide, you no longer have to wait for theright market conditions to trade successfully, because you'll knowhow to trade under any market condition.

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