For nearly twenty years, The Little Black Book of Project Management has provided businesspeople everywhere with a quick and effective introduction to project management tools and methodology. The revised and updated third edition reflects the newest techniques, the latest project management software, as well as the most recent changes to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKTM). Readers will find invaluable strategies for: • Organizing any project • Choosing the project team • Preparing a budget and sticking to it • Scheduling, flowcharting, and controlling a project • Preparing project documentation • Managing communications • And much more A fast-read solution for both seasoned and first-time project managers, The Little Black Book of Project Management can help any professional achieve on-time results, superior organizational ability, consistent profit generation, and a reputation for both quality and dependability.
An up-to-date guide to the complex world of equities Getting Started in Stock Investing and Trading walks investors and traders through the essential information they need to know before they decide what kind of participant they want to be in equities. The book is filled with the key strategies and tools and offers a comprehensive guide for those entering this marketplace. The author does not argue that one method is better or more appropriate than another. Rather, he reveals the various methods and lets investors decide for themselves. The book covers investment risks, value investing, market strategies, trading methods such as day and swing trading, technical indicators, and diversifying your portfolio, and Offers a thorough overview of strategies and tools that investors need to profit from the volatile equities markets Provides examples, charts, and timely additions that reflect recent changes in the equities markets Other titles by Thomsett: Getting Started in Bonds and eight editions of Getting Started in Options. This book is another title in The Getting Started series, which makes complex issues easy to understand.
Real estate investing doesn't have to be risky. With rental prices climbing, vacancy rates low, and property values rising, real estate investing has become a tempting option for achieving financial security. The idea is simple: buy a property, fix it up, and then rent it until you're ready to sell. But the reality can be confusing, requiring in-depth financial and tax knowledge that most newcomers lack. Rental-Property Profits walks you through every important step, from spotting smart investments to taking advantage of tax breaks and loop holes. With clear language and updated forms, worksheets, checklists, and formulas, this new edition explains how to: Evaluate risks and opportunities in a post-recession market * Determine if you qualify for an investor loan * Calculate cash flow and maintain healthy levels * Establish sound bookkeeping and accounting systems * Handle rental property depreciation * Report annual income and expenses accurately * And much more Housing is bouncing back, and the number of real estate investors is growing. This book will help build your nest egg, while bypassing costly mistakes.
Discover the Dynamic World of Options Investing Getting Started In Options Seventh Edition Many people fail to capitalize on the potentially lucrative opportunities that options present, simply because they don't fully understand how options work. But with Getting Started in Options, Seventh Edition, author Michael C. Thomsett looks to change this. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, Getting Started in Options, Seventh Edition provides you with a solid foundation in this field, and will help you become fully familiar with one of today's most important investment vehicles. Each page of this informative guide addresses essential options issues, including how to: * Identify your own risk tolerance levels and decide how to effectively incorporate options into your own portfolio * Master options terminology and concepts * Use options in a powerful insurance strategy to protect against losses in stock investments * Perform "paper trades" before putting real money at risk * Utilize the many new online resources available to you * Understand time values, striking price, and expiration Besides new examples, updated charts, and timely investor tips, this latest edition also includes important new chapters that reflect ongoing innovations within the options market, such as the many uses of options beyond their obvious buying and selling functions, different methods available to calculate returns on options trades, and much more. You don't need to be a financial expert to make it in the world of options, but you do need to be well informed. With Getting Started in Options, Seventh Edition as your guide you'll quickly discover how to make options work for you.
In the 2,000-year history of the Roman Catholic Church, heretical movements have repeatedly challenged the central doctrinal authority of the pope. This historical overview explains the construction and beliefs of the organized movements, both large and small, and documents the individuals and their efforts in challenging papal infallibility, singular doctrine, and the Inquisition. It examines how, in spite of Church efforts at maintaining singular control, heretics have continued to emerge from ancient times into modern times. This book places heretical movements in their proper context, examining how the evolution of cultural and social changes in the Christian world affected how the Church was able to enforce its claimed authority.
The basics behind the Six Sigma quality control technique Six Sigma is designed to achieve excellence in customer service and measure deviation from the ideal. It provides a process for placing value on the intangible nature of quality control. The underlying theories of Six Sigma are highly technical and complex. This book is a basic guide to those who are new to the concept, and though this is a complex subject, the concepts involved are not too complex for readers to grasp. Getting Started in Six Sigma demonstrates how an employee or supervisor can implement Six Sigma successfully without having to become technically familiar with process-oriented models or statistical modeling.
An accessible introduction to GENERATING RENTAL INCOME FROM REAL ESTATE GETTING STARTED IN RENTAL INCOME Just as location is a critical component to the value of real estate, knowledge is a critical component to investing success. As with any type of new endeavor, gaining knowledge and experience is essential as you move forward toward success. If you're interested in generating rental income through an investment in real estate, but unsure of how to go about doing this, Getting Started in Rental Income will show you the way. Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, this book discusses the two major ways of entering the rental income market--the traditional purchase of rental properties or buying and selling fixer-upper properties--and reveals what you need to do once you're in. This easy-to-read guide clearly explains how to: * Invest in the right properties * Generate cash flow adequate to make insurance, tax, utility, and monthly mortgage payments as well as to allow for periodic vacancies * Make a profit from flipping properties * Take advantage of the tax benefits of real estate * Implement specific strategies--beyond diversification--to mitigate real estate risk * And much more Furthermore, Getting Started in Rental Income also identifies the pitfalls and market risks of this field, as well as the personal aspects of becoming involved in rental income. If you're interested in generating income through real estate and want to learn how, this book has all the answers.
Noted lexicographer Thomsett here dissects more than 1,400 terms, a buttula to zither, with clarity and precision; 383 high quality original illustrations render concepts that make verbal explanation difficult. Fully cross referenced, this dictionary is an authoritative source for researchers, musicologists, professional musicians, teachers and students of music, and educated members of the public. The richly detailed and comprehensive dictionary proper is followed by a five-language glossary of instruments. An illustrated notation guide provides identification of symbols used in musical scores. The final section comprehensively covers scales, keys and chords.
This book is written for the experienced portfolio manager and professional options traders. It is a practical guide offering how to apply options math in a trading world that demands mathematical measurement. Every options trader deals with an array of calculations: beginners learn to identify risks and opportunities using a short list of strategies, while researchers and academics turn to advanced technical manuals. However, almost no books exist for the experienced portfolio managers and professional options traders who fall between these extremes. Michael C. Thomsett addresses this glaring gap with The Mathematics of Options, a practical guide with actionable tools for the practical application of options math in a world that demands quantification. It serves as a valuable reference for advanced methods of evaluating issues of pricing, payoff, probability, and risk. In his characteristic approachable style, Thomsett simplifies complex hot button issues—such as strategic payoffs, return calculations, and hedging options—that may be mentioned in introductory texts but are often underserved. The result is a comprehensive book that helps traders understand the mathematic concepts of options trading so that they can improve their skills and outcomes.
If you've picked up this book, you probably recognize the value of fundamental analysis, but aren't sure you can master it. With Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis as your guide, you'll quickly become familiar with the key concepts and learn how to put them into action in the real world. You'll gain important insights that can help you manage risk and make more informed investment decisions and learn from relevant illustrations, examples, and definitions. Written in a non-technical format that's easy to follow, Getting Started in Fundamental Analysis provides valuable coverage of: the audited statement. finding financial information online. the process of confirmation. balance sheet and income statement ratios. the P/E ratio and how to use it. how the combination of fundamental analysis with technical methods creates a powerful strategy. More than an introduction to fundamental analysis, this book will help you use analytical tools in identifying risk levels, making valid and reliable comparisons, and picking stocks for your portfolio so you develop a successful and profitable investment program.
The easy-to-use guide to interpreting candlestick charts and derivative markets Candlestick charts are an effective way of visualizing price movements and, due to the increased interest in the complex derivatives market, they are being used more and more widely. A combination of a line-chart and a bar-chart, where each bar represents the range of price movement over a given time interval, candlestick charts are most often used in technical analysis of equity and currency price patterns. A guide to the most used charts, The Candlestick Glossary is arranged in an easy-to-use manner, providing a quick reference for those new to the field. Candlestick charts are formed with the help of the opening, high, low, and closing price of the day—if the opening price is above the closing price then a filled candlestick is drawn, and these charts are visual aids for decision making in forex, stock, commodities, and options trading. Contains alphabetical explanations of over 200 candlestick and related terms Includes daily charts of 50 companies, and six-month charts for comparative explanations of candlesticks with Western-style technical indicators Written by Michael C. Thomsett, author of over sixty books and hundreds of articles, including the bestselling Getting Started in Bonds, also published by Wiley A practical and concise resource for anyone new to this way of representing derivatives, The Candlestick Glossary presents sometimes confusing concepts in a format that is easy to understand and digest.
With over 300,000 copies sold, the new edition of this comprehensive mentoring guide clearly presents all of the essential information needed to learn to trade options. Whereas most options books focus on profit and loss opportunities, this book addresses the issues of hedging market risks in an equity portfolio head on. The author presents the compelling argument that options should not be thought of as risky stand-alone trading vehicles, but offer greater value as a coordinated strategic methodology for managing equity portfolio risks as presented in numerous examples in this book. Divided into four parts, Options reflects a guiding standard of the past nine editions and includes: Crystal clear explanations of the attributes and strategies of calls and puts. A chapter on the short life of an option. This, missing in almost every options book, is a key to understanding options trading. Examples in Part 1 showing different trading strategies on both sides of the trade. The second part of the book is about closing positions; taking profit, exercising, expirations or rolling forward your position, risk analysis, profit calculations, and the impact of volatility. The third part simplifies the complex issues of advanced strategies including the various spreads, combining spreads to successfully hedge other positions and how certain strategies work. Each spread is covered in at least one detailed example. The final part is on evaluating risk. The unquestioned benefits of hedging risk and strategies that are virtually guaranteed to succeed that are generally the domain of the investment giants along with many examples are discussed. The book’s broad coverage makes it an incredibly valuable desk reference to any trader in options. You won’t get explanations like these on the internet. Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker, and coach. His many books include Stock Market Math, Candlestick Charting, The Mathematics of Options, and A Technical Approach to Trend Analysis. Click here to see an interview with the author. https://youtu.be/8bgrgLB3Mx4
"A fresh, insightful look at how real estate professionals actually value properties and analyze markets. The focus on different product types as well as market segments are especially useful." --Barry Hersh, AICP, Associate Professor of Real Estate and Urban Planning, City University of New York This in-depth look at the core tools of real estate valuation will show you how to analyze the real estate market and assess the financial feasibility of a project. Many people go with their instincts or past experience when reviewing the financials and fail to utilize the useful data and analytical tools available in this field. Get the analytical data and tools you need to assess the financial feasibility of any project. Order your copy today.
Between 1933 and 1945, more than 500,000 German citizens resisted the Nazi government. Many were imprisoned for political crimes which included both active attempts to remove Hitler from office and passive attempts to oppose the Nazi regime. Resistance was found among university students, churches and even in the German military. This fascinating and compelling history of the German resistance covers groups and methods from underground newspapers such as "Rote Kapella" and "Internal Front" to conspiracy movements within the army, that culminated with Operation Valkyrie, a coup d'état and assassination attempt which went terribly wrong.
Discover four simple ways to uncover exceptional value in equities with strong fundamentals. Short-term price movement in the market is always chaotic, and, as confusing as this is, it can become your greatest advantage. First, pick companies and stocks based on sound fundamental analysis. Second, time your purchase based on value, not fads. If you believe in the fundamentals, but you don’t know how to narrow down the list of what to watch, consider the following four suggestions....
A Must-read guide to real estate investing during turbulenttimes Given the current state of the economy, you might be askingyourself if right now is the right time to be investing in realestate. With the third edition of Getting Started in Real EstateInvesting as your guide, you’ll quickly discover how acombination of commitment and caution can help you make it intoday’s market. Designed for investors who want to get started in real estate,but don’t know where to begin, this reliable resource willhelp you break into this fast-moving field and build equity theright way. Getting Started in Real Estate Investing, ThirdEdition addresses everything from selecting the rightproperties and becoming a landlord to using the proper taxstrategies and finding the right professionals to work with. Italso outlines issues you must be aware of in light of recentevents, including the best ways to finance your real estateinvestments, considering the status of mortgage financing, and newrequirements that may be thrown at borrowers. The new edition is updated to include information on: Surviving in the post-bust housing market Picking investments with the new credit realities Looking ahead to future housing booms Reading the emerging housing trends Written in straightforward and accessible style—with afocus on residential and multifamily properties—GettingStarted in Real Estate Investing, Third Edition also containshelpful information that will allow you to analyze your financialability to buy and hold real estate as well as avoid potentialpitfalls. In order to excel in real estate investing, you need to start bydefining what you want to do and how much risk you can afford. Butultimately, success depends on making informed decisions aboutwhere and when to invest, and Getting Started in Real EstateInvesting, Third Edition gives you the tools to achieve thesegoals—even under the most difficult market conditions.
Discover Chaikin Money Flow: the technical indicator that’s strong, reliable, and nearly ideal. Every technician and speculator is on the lookout for a magic sign that gives them the jump on everyone else: a simple, easily interpreted, and reliable red flag anticipating price turns easily and consistently. It doesn’t exist. But there is an indicator that adds a lot to your timing and comes close to the ideal in terms of strength and reliability....
This is the eBook version of the printed book. 7 breakthrough options trading strategies – with everything you need to know to apply them! Seven options strategies every savvy trader needs to master — each presented concisely, with real-world guidance from a world-class expert! Discover powerful swing trading alternatives… strategies utilizing low risk-spreads… better ways to pick covered calls… how to compare investments through ranking analysis… how to use short puts and synthetic stock… even how to recover from losses! From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Michael Thomsett and Sergey Izraylevich
Options traders rely on a vast array of information concerning probability, risk, strategy components, calculations, and trading rules. Traders at all levels, as well as portfolio managers, must refer to numerous print and online sources, each source only providing part of the information they need. This is less than ideal, as online sources tend to be basic, simplified, and in some cases incorrect. Print sources, on the other hand, are mostly focused on a very narrow range of strategies or trading systems. Up until now, there has been no single source to provide a comprehensive reference for the serious trader. The Complete Options Trader is that much-need comprehensive reference, a compilation of the many attributes options traders need. Thomsett lays out a rich and complete guide to 100 strategies, including profit and loss calculations, illustrations, examples, and much more. A thorough evaluation of these strategies (and the rewards and risk involved) demonstrates how a broad approach to analytically using options can and does enhance portfolio profits with lower levels of risk. The book also features a complete glossary of terms used in the options industry, the most comprehensive glossary of this nature currently available. All too often, the attributes of options trading are poorly understood; risk is ignored or over-simplified; hedging is not folded into a strategic evaluation; and options traders shun the value of holding equity positions. No longer—if options traders rely on this comprehensive guide as the reference for the industry.
Options: a key component of today’s most powerful swing trading strategies. Options, those high-risk, short-lived, and speculative instruments, can be used as a valuable alternative in swing trading strategies designed to move in and out of stock positions based on very short-term price movement. Options’ flexibility allows you to use either calls or puts, to go long or short, vary the number of contracts, or combine different approaches based on market conditions.
An advanced strategic approach using options to reduce market risks while augmenting dividend income, this title moves beyond the basics of stocks and options. It shows how the three major segments (stocks, dividends, and options) are drawn together into a single and effective strategy to maximize income while eliminating market risk.
How options can help you recover losses in stock investments you still want to keep. In volatile markets, inevitable paper losses tie up capital and prevent you from moving ahead. So what do you do? Do you just wait and hope the market price rebounds? Do you cut your losses and move your cash to more promising stocks? Or are there other choices? If you still consider the company a worthwhile investment, you can use options as part of a recovery strategy.
How to uncover the crucial, high-value gaps that basic technical analysis won’t find. Gaps are significant signals. However, you might be missing some extremely important gaps, those that are not visible without deeper analysis of the price pattern. Obvious gaps show up with clear spaces in between trading ranges from one day to the next. These are easy to spot. Other, more subtle, gaps provide equally important technical signals, notably foreshadowing reversals....
This is the eBook version of the printed book. Understand the demand for gold, silver, and other key metals--so you can invest in metals far more successfully. Market watchers closely follow precious metals futures, whether purchased through the commodities market or ETFs. Precious metals directly affect many aspects of the market, including currency valuation, and their value responds immediately to news. Metals, however, aren’t merely speculative tools: They’re widely used in manufacturing. This article examines demand for six key metals: gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum, and palladium....
This is the eBook version of the printed book. How to uncover emerging market reversals while there’s still time to profit from them. Can you spot reversals and act on them before they have become obvious? Technicians pay constant attention to a stock’s trading range; however, some very visible reversal signals are easily overlooked. Also, you must have a trend to spot a reversal: Without one, there is nothing to be reversed. Some general assumptions may cloud a trader’s judgment. For example....
How to use short puts to earn consistent profits with surprisingly limited risk. You may know all about covered and uncovered call writing and the degrees of risk involved. But the uncovered put belongs in your arsenal as well. The short put offers great profit potential with limited risk. However, short puts are overlooked by many traders. Puts cannot be covered like short calls, but short put risks are lower because a stock’s price cannot fall indefinitely....
Contrary to popular opinion, there are low-risk short option strategies--and here’s how to make them work for you. Is there such a thing as a low-risk short option strategy? Many traders and investors do not think so, but in fact there is one way to put together a short spread that will not break the bank. A combined covered call and uncovered put accomplish this, assuming that a few basic precautions are followed. First among these is....
Learn how to read candlestick charts and interpret candlestick patterns with this easy-to-use enhanced eBook visual guide, complete with test yourself quizzes and video tutorials Candlestick charts are an effective way of visualizing price movements and, due to the increased interest in the complex derivatives market, they are being used more and more widely. An interactive and highly visual guide to the most used charts, Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting Enhanced Edition is arranged in an easy-to-use manner, providing a quick reference for savvy investors and traders looking to brush up and those new to the field learning the intricacies of these vital tools for the first time. As an enhanced eBook, Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting features a slew of exciting additional features designed to provide a more immersive learning experience. These include interactive "Test Yourself" sections to help you measure your comprehension of the material, as well as video lessons with author Michael C. Thomsett incorporating animated charts to bring candlestick charting techniques to life. Contains alphabetical explanations of over 200 candlestick charts and related terms Includes daily charts of 50 companies, and six-month charts for comparative explanations of candlesticks with Western-style technical indicators Written by Michael C. Thomsett, author of over sixty books and hundreds of articles, including the bestselling Getting Started in Bonds, also published by Wiley Features enhanced eBook features to test yourself on key concepts, visualize into a chart, and learn hands-on through video tutorials Enhanced ebook features: Test Yourself - readers can test their newly honed knowledge and skills. Includes True/False and multiple choice questions with answers. Video Tutorials: Videos throught the text to aid in the learning process. Interactive Charts and Graphs. Step-by-Step Tutorials for essential tasks and concepts A practical and concise resource for anyone new to this way of representing derivatives, Bloomberg Visual Guide to Candlestick Charting Enhanced Edition presents sometimes confusing concepts in a format that is easy to understand and digest, with enhanced ebook features that make learning a cinch.
Making Money With Option Strategies is a practical, down-to-earth guide that introduces and fully explains an action plan to reduce risk in any stock portfolio. There are many options books available already, and they fall into two major categories: basic primers limited to explaining the terminology and market of options; and more advanced books discussing theory and pricing models of options. None of these books addresses the largest audience of all—those who know the basics but are not interested in theories and pricing models. They want clear, practical ways to apply these principles to make money and reduce their risks. Making Money With Option Strategies is designed for this market. Michael has traded options since the mid-1970s and is the best-selling options author in the United States. His best-selling Getting Started in Options, a beginner’s book now in its ninth edition, has sold more than 300,000 copies since 1986. Many people view options as exotic, complex, and high-risk beasts. They are not. If your portfolio risk keeps you up at night, adding carefully designed option strategies to hedge risks will help you get a good night’s sleep.
Every public speaker can benefit from an apt quotation to illuminate a speaking point. This compilation of 2,116 quotations in 263 broad subject categories is useful for political, motivational, and other public speakers along with speech writers, planners, and researchers. The topics range from Ability (“Out of my lean and low ability I’ll lend you something”—Shakespeare) to Youth (“I suppose it’s difficult for the young to realize that one may be old without being a fool”—William Somerset Maugham). Each entry is credited to its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date of origin. There are two indexes: of authors (to topics and their entry numbers) and of highly detailed keywords-in-context (to their entries).
Make sure the numbers add up. With real estate investing on the rebound, more and more people are jumping into the market. But often, return on investment hinges less on the physical property and more on the math. Have you measured every component of value, such as cash flow, income taxes, financing, and investment yield? Do you know which calculations to use on specific properties? Have you weighed all the risks? The Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator helps you analyze the financial picture before committing capital. Simple explanations, worksheets, and more than 100 Excel formulas will have you crunching numbers like a pro. Learn to: Gauge supply and demand * Project return on investment and equity * Analyze present and future value * Understand appraisal approaches * Evaluate mortgages * Calculate cash flow * Compute internal rate of return and debt coverage ratio * Make accurate tax projections * Balance escrow and closing * And much more With new formulas, expanded sections on income and expenses, and an updated analysis of market conditions, this second edition helps you make smarter decisions . . . and more money.
Your complete three-book options library: up-to-date techniques, crystal-clear explanations, real examples, step-by-step instructions! Three options best-sellers, one great price! Guy Cohen introduces options in plain English, so you can start earning profits fast. W. Edward Olmstead teaches step-by-step how to control risk, safeguard investments, and much more. Then, Michael Thomsett presents 12 conservative strategies for hedging losses, mitigating risk, creating income, and increasing overall returns. From world-renowned leaders and experts, including Guy Cohen, Dr. W. Edward Olmstead, and Michael C. Thomsett.
An up-to-date primer on the energy markets: everything you must know before you trade. There is no singular energy market. There are many different versions and subsets of energy: Any trader who wants to invest has many choices. The best one depends on acceptable risk levels, perceptions of the markets, and the amount of available capital. Before deciding how to enter this market, you should be aware of....
With the stock market as unpredictable as the economy, many investors believe the commodities market presents a less volatile, and more predictable, investment opportunity. In clear, accessible language, commodities expert Michael C. Thomsett explains each of these investment strategies as it relates to specific commodities, such as crude oil, wheat and other grains, precious metals, basic and luxury food items, and foreign currency exchange.
History is replete with pronouncements on war. Some reflect on man’s warlike nature (“We are quick to flare up, we races of men on the earth”—Homer); others deal with the practical strategies of the combatants (“If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons”—Winston Churchill); and still others offer advice for avoiding conflict (“The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war”—Desiderius Erasmus). More than 2,700 quotations on war and conflict are presented in this reference work. The quotations are arranged by more than 100 broad categories, from action to winning. For each, the quotation is first given, followed by its author, the work in which it appeared (when appropriate), and the date. The book includes numerous cross-references, and keyword-in-context and author indexes are provided for further utility.
Why covered calls are so popular, how they limit your risks, and how to use them successfully. Most traders who consider options have heard of the popular strategy, the covered call. This is a very safe options strategy because it produces a profit better than just owning stock in most possible outcomes. A “covered” call exists when you own 100 shares of the underlying stock, and sell a call....
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Technical Analysis Plain and Simple: Charting the Markets in Your Language (9780137042012), by Michael N. Kahn, CMT. Available in print and digital formats. Interpreting the non-price indicators that can uncover emerging trading opportunities When the market goes one way and the supporting indicator goes the other, then something is happening beneath the surface. An early trading opportunity may be in the works. Listen to these indicators–every indicator tells a story.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Technical Analysis Plain and Simple: Charting the Markets in Your Language (9780137042012), by Michael N. Kahn, CMT. Available in print and digital formats. How to choose and use the right tool for every technical analysis task Like quality carpentry, quality technical analysis requires the right tool for the right job. Many technicians use only a few indicators, completely ignoring some sectors of analysis. This is like building a table with two or three legs. It may stand for a while, but it won’t be solid enough to deal with shifting or heavy loads.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Technical Analysis Plain and Simple: Charting the Markets in Your Language (9780137042012), by Michael N. Kahn, CMT. Available in print and digital formats. Discover the surprising “technical” underpinnings of conventional “fundamental” stock analysis. Let’s take a close look at fundamental analysis. If a company has raised its dividends consistently each quarter, the stock should rise. If earnings continue to grow, that is good, too. This seemingly fundamental information certainly sounds like a pair of rising trends to a technician. A rising trend in underlying factors usually translates into a rising trend in the stock price.
Master the new edge in options trades: the hidden volatility risk premium that exists in options for every major asset class. One of the most exciting areas of recent financial research has been the study of how the volatility implied by option prices relates to the volatility exhibited by their underlying assets. Here, I’ll explain the concept of the volatility risk premium, present evidence for its presence in options on every major asset class, and show how to estimate, predict, and trade on it....