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Getting Started in Options Audiobook

Getting Started in Options

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This straightforward best selling guide thoroughly demystifies the options market, enabling you not only to maneuver effectively with options, but to gain healthy returns from them. In nontechnical, easy-to-follow terms, Getting Started in Options arms you with the facts you need to make informed decisions about choosing stocks, tracking options, selling calls, understanding and controlling risk, and much more. This practical audiobook shows you how to:
  • Set up a plan based on your specific investment requirements
  • Master all the terminology
  • Buy and sell puts and calls
  • Hedge and speculate like a seasoned investor
  • Understand time values, striking price, and expiration - and use them effectively
  • Read the market and spot the specific risks of each type of option
  • Profit in these exciting markets

    ©1997 by Michael C. Thomsett; Published by Arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; (P)2000 by Penton Overseas, Inc.; Published by Penton Overseas, Inc. and Audio Scholar, Inc.

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    • K. H.
      California
      22/10/03
      Overall
      "'Getting Started in Options' is just that"

      This is a book full of examples to help describe the 'Options' trading. Although the concept of option trading is somewhat simple, but the terminology used can be confusing. After listening to this audio book, I'm looking to purchase the printed version as well in order to see the examples and highlight the sections that I'll need to use as a reference. I highly recommend this book, preferably the printed version.

      26 of 26 people found this review helpful
    • B.W.
      McKinney, TX, USA
      07/04/05
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      "Good information, but TOO abridged"

      This was a good listen. The speaker was clear and well articulated and the information was good. Unfortunately the abridged version is simply TOO abridged. I finished listening to the book in a few drives to work and back and was thinking that it was just STARTING when it was over! The material as presented seems more of a preface than a book.

      I would not recommend this as your monthly book if you are trying to stick to the Basic Membership of one book per month. I'm trying not to go over that limit and so having a book this brief was disappointing.

      15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    • David Parks
      14/02/08
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      "A good introduction to stock options"

      I thought this book was a good introduction to stock options. It's not long, but it covers the basics.

      This book does not cover strategy. If you plan to invest in options this is a good starter but it won't teach you everything you know to successfully invest in options.

      If you already understand the fundamentals of options then this book is probably a little too fundamental for you.

      I have experience in stocks, and understand the basics of margin investing, short selling, and similar topics. I did not have much knowledge of options - so in my case this book was right at my level.

      I have supplemented this book with another that covers option strategies but assumes the reader knows the basics.

      6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    • Christopher
      West Chester, PA, USA
      31/05/09
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      "It's about getting started."

      The title "Getting Started in Options" explains exactly what it is - and it's a fantastic first introduction.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Phil O.
      San Diego, CA, United States
      30/11/11
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      "A well-titled book, a good first intro"

      I found this a good entry point to the subject. I like the clarity and logic of the explanations -- a sort of walk through facets of simplified trader-logic. However, it is only a beginning, and after learning this I would not "get started" in the sense of tossing myself to the tender mercies of counter-parties who know the more modern math tools to create the other side of deals. Continuing the learning curve about that, I am happy to see at audible a nice popularization to start on, "Pricing the Future: Finance, Physics, and the 300-Year Journey to the Black-Scholes Equation".

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    • John
      CROFTON, MD, United States
      30/05/15
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      "Excellent"

      Very good book for people getting started and options!

      It helps resolve many of the confusing option issues.

      The reader is wonderful!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Gerard
      United States
      12/03/12
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      "This book is a good primer"
      If you could sum up Getting Started in Options in three words, what would they be?

      Basic Clear Understandable


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Getting Started in Options?

      When the author was talking about option strategies


      Have you listened to any of Nelson Runger’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      Just started listening this type of books


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      No, you need some time in between to let the contents of the book become a part of your knowledge


      Any additional comments?

      There should be a sequel, something like

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Erika
      New Market, AL, United States
      04/02/11
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      "wonderful recource"

      This book is a wonderful recource for beginners in the stock option world. It acurately defines the option language. It also takes all the fear and mystisim out of options. I read the book a month ago, and have increased my returns already! I'm very happy with this book & have shared it with my close friends.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • joe
      belleville, IL, United States
      11/03/10
      Overall
      ""where's the beef"?"

      This thing JUST gets started (I know the name) but still...it has nothing except a very basic intro to optoins. It was worth the 7.00 however...but look elsewhere if you already know even the most basic about options.

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • Kevin
      Brooklyn, MD, United States
      06/10/07
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      "I found it very useful"

      This book is an excellent primer for educating you about options. The only things it lacks are the 12 strategies of options and concrete examples but you find that out in Thomas Mccafferty book "All About Options" (paperback).Hopefully one day audible or the publisher will put a downloadable graphic example with this book.
      The difference in the two is how they start the concepts of options. The audible book gives you alot of fundamental knowledge of terminology,the risks and the rewards. The hardcopy book gives you little fundamentals then hits you with intermediate to advance concepts fast.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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