Quick-Scan: Options for the Stock Investor
By now, you'd think the subject of options trading would have been thoroughly beaten to death. There are, by now, long-time classics in the field and the mathematics involved are no longer mysterious, supplemented as they are by copious software. James Bittman thought there was more to be said, particularly since he'd been teaching actual options traders, retail and commercial, on behalf of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) since 1983. He'd actually heard the questions that traders who weren't options gurus were asking, and he decided to point out something that had been largely neglected: the use of options to achieve investment objectives rather than using them as speculative tools.