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Subject: An Options Newbie's Homework--Part 2 Date: 5/24/2001 7:25 PM
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A popular question from persons new to options has been, "What books should I read?" If a new lurker spends a little time here, he or she is likely to find that some posters make more sense to him/her than others. Bearing this in mind, one might want to pay attention not only to what books are recommended, but to who has recommended them. Here is a list by poster of some of the answers. The number before the recommended book is the first post in which that poster recommended it. The numbers in parentheses after the book are subsequent posts in which the same Fool recommends this book.

Cautions: Some of the recommendations were made in the context of a specific question asked by another poster. Post numbers are provided so that interested persons can see the context in which the recommendation was made. Also, be aware that not the recommendations are not all made with equal enthusiasm. I have tried to differentiate recommendations from discussion of books or questions about books, and include only recommendations. This is necessarily somewhat subjective. It is also possible that I may have missed writing down a post number and omitted a recommendation by clerical error.


Agentq
1394
Michael Thomsett's book "Getting Started with Options"


asmythee
5
"Options for the Stock Investor" by Jim Bittman, (215, 226, 356)
"Options: Essential Concepts and Trading Strategies" by the Options Institute
"Options as a Strategic Investment" by McMillan. (654)
88
pick up something by McMillan, Bittman, or Hull.
1587
"Harrison Roth's LEAPS"
2156
The Dynamic Options Allocation System by Howard Simons


clrgrn
224
Two books I read recently helped me, also a newbie, tremendously:
Getting Started in Options by Michael Thomsett
The Conservative Investor's Guide to Trading Options by Leroy Gross


covercalls
363
GETTING STARTED IN OPTIONS by M. Thomsett


datahog
1624
"Options as a Strategic Investment" by McMillan (2691, 4225, 4428)
2691
" Option volatility and Pricing" by Natenberg.(3425, 3749, 3777, 3789, 3804, 4105, 4225, 4428)
3738
"The Options Workbook" by Anthony J. Saliba. (3777, 3985, 4225, 4428)


DNeuman
3277
Ralph Vince: " The Mathematics of Money Management"


dwade
1399, 1401
McMillan (McMillan on Options, not OSI)


fsandy
1202
"Getting Started in Options" by M.C. Thomsett,
"Options as a Strategic Investment" by L.G. McMillan.
4075
Van K. Tharp "Trade your way to financial freedom"


GammaBoy
237
Getting Started with Options, Michael Tomsett
Options for the Stock Investor, James Bittman


Grahamified
3647
Kevin Connolly "Buying and Selling Volatility"
4328
Brian Stark's "Special Situation Investing: Hedging, Arbitrage and Liquidation"


InfernalElk
130
You might try "Options for the Stock Investor" by James Bittman. There's another book by LeRoy Gross or Grossman for conservative investors. Both books discuss covered calls.
213
"Trading for a Living" by Dr. Elder


isabelta
4415
"Getting Started in Options" by Michael C Thomsett


jharvey963
4232
LEAPS by Harrison Roth
Using Options to Buy Stocks by Dennis Eisen.


jim7485
198
"LEAPS" by Harrison Roth (4334)
"Options for the Stock Investor" by James Bittman


jwpii
1236
Options As a Strategic Investment
"LEAPS - What They Are and How to Use Them for Profit and Protection" by Harrison Roth.


Lndscpr
996
The first options book I read was "Options As A Strategic Investment" Mc Millan, it is way good and complicated. I actually put it down, feeling overwhelmed, and picked up "Getting Started in Options" Thomsett. The Thomsett book is a very easy read and I highly recomend it along with the Mc Millan book.


lusa
4297
Buying Stocks Without Money -- Dennis Eisen
Using Options to Buy Stocks/Build Wealth With Little Risk and No Capital -- Dennis Eisen (4329)
Stocks for Options Trading : Low-Risk, Low-Stress Strategies for Selling Stock Options -- Harvey Conrad Friedentag, Harvey Conra Frientag
Fundamentals of the Options Market -- Michael Williams, Amy S. Hoffman



MDCigan
2844
McMillans book Options as a Strategic Investment (3800)
3423
Options-Essential Concepts & Trading Strategies which is put out by The Options Institute which is the educational division of the CBOE. (4262)
3595
LEAPS by Harrison Roth


PeterEidson
2127
Trillion Dollar Bet, a NOVA video produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
2592
Options Pricing & Volatility, Advanced Trading Strategies & Techniques, Sheldon Natenberg
Buying and Selling Volatility, Kevin Connonly


s2000
3306
"Getting Started in Option" by Thomsette


shortstack
2432
McMillan's book: "Options as a Strategic Investment." McMillan, Lawrence G. -- ISBN 0-13-636002-5


silverstein
1311
"Getting Started in Options" by Michael C. Thomsett


srabin
2353
"Leaps (Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities : What They Are and How to Use Them for Profit and Protection)" by Harrison Roth


TMFSynchronicity
2432
McMillan: Options as a Strategic Investment"
Harrison Roth's LEAPS
3541
Read the Natenberg Sp?) book, read the CBOE info, and any McMillan books are good, as well. Another personal favorite of mine is Harrison Roth's "LEAPS".


ttm
600
The McMillan book is, I guess, the "bible" but it is rather complex and there's just too much information without a good way to boil it down. Omega Research has a giveaway booklet called "McMillan on Options" which is a great summary of the essentials. They will bombard you with solicitations to buy their "Options Station" software.
3759
"Option Volatility and Pricing" by Natenberg. (4225, 4228)
3802
I'm neutral on OSI. It's like an encyclopedia of everything one could ever do with options. But it gives no real clue as to how to pick THREE things one might look at as a newbie, pick ONE or TWO of them, and play for a few dollars


zman49
190
"Options Volatility and Pricing" by Sheldon Natenberg (2522, 2904, 3535)
1239 (draft FAQ)
CBOE bibliography at http://www.cboe.com/education/biblio.htm (2300, 3544, 3748, 4157)
1950
Books on option pricing listed at http://www.numa.com/bookshop/rec.htm#option-p
2904
The Options Institute: Options: Essential Concepts and Trading Strategies, Third Edition, New York, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1999. By CBOE staff and consultants.





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