Options Central

 

This online newsletter offers up-to-date information on the options industry, options strategy articles, Q&A, and seminar information.

2011

  • Summer (PDF)
    Further Insight into Options Pricing: The Rationale for Multiple Implied Volatilities – Options Skew

2010

  • Fall (PDF)
    Interest Rates: An Often Overlooked Component in the Valuation of Options
  • Summer (PDF)
    How to Change Your Strategy for a Changing Market
  • Spring (PDF)
    Backspreads – Preparing for Big Market Moves
  • Winter (PDF)
    Covered Calls and Time Decay

2009

  • Fall (PDF)
    Market Expectations and the Implications on Options Traders
  • Summer (PDF)
    Understanding Covered Calls and Buy-Write Strategies
  • Spring (PDF)
    Portfolio Margining

2008

  • Fall (PDF)
    A Deeper Look Into Why Options Go Unexercised
  • Summer (PDF)
    Option Exercise and Assignment
  • Spring (PDF)
    Developing a Trading Strategy
  • Winter (PDF)
    It's All Greek to Me

2007

  • Fall (PDF)
    Trading on Options Volatility
  • Summer (PDF)
    Options Myths (PDF)
  • Winter (PDF)
    Time Erosion

2006

  • Fall (PDF)
    Using LEAPS in Long-Term Investment Planning
  • Spring/Summer (PDF)
    Volatility and the Long Straddle
  • Winter (PDF)
    Options Synthetics and the Principle of Put-Call Parity

2005

  • Fall (PDF)
    Buy a Spread? Sell a Spread? Take your pick.
  • Summer (PDF)
    Insuring Your Portfolio with Cross-Hedging

2004

  • Fall (PDF)
    Using the Covered Combination to Ensure Investor Discipline
  • Summer (PDF)
    Options Pricing Models and Their Role in Setting Investor Expectations
  • Spring (PDF)
    Using Options to Speculate On or Hedge Against Interest Rates

2003

  • Winter (PDF)
    Worried About Early Assignment? Don't Panic!
  • Fall (PDF)
    LEAPS End-of-Year Tax Strategy
  • Summer (PDF)
    Options as an Alternative to Fixed Income and Cash
  • Spring (PDF)
    Prepackaged Protection

2002

  • Winter (PDF)
    An Opportunistic Options Combo for QQQ, the Nasdaq 100 Index ETF
  • Fall (PDF)
    Options for the Deflated Stock Portfolio
  • Summer (PDF)
    Selling Puts: Risky or Conservative?
  • Spring (PDF)
    Options and Risk Management: Combining Options with Underlying Positions

2001

  • Fall (PDF)
    Forget the Cheese: Applying the Call Ratio Spread for Potential Recovery

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