Today’s idea list is going to be about 10 books I could write about stock options:

  1. Stocks vs Options
    1. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of both
    2. Stocks
      1. “Own” a piece of the company
      2. Entitled to a vote in the running of the company –
        1. no practical importance
        2. Activist investors like Carl Icahn have said that corporate boards screw shareholders on a regular basis
      3. Dividends
        1. large shareholders have forced special dividends in the past
        2. Dividend growth over time can be valuable
      4. Immortal ownership
      5. Market Price
      6. Expensive
    3. Options
      1. Own a right to act on a stock
      2. Expiration
      3. Strike Price & Market Price
      4. Cheap compared to stocks
      5. Combination strategies
      6. Leveraged
      7. No dividends / owe dividends
      8. Pricing
        1. Moneyness
        2. Time
        3. Volatility
  2. Call Options & Put Options
    1. Basic run down of all types of call options
  3. Protection Racket – Stocks & Option Collars
  4. Debit Spreads – Bull Call
  5. Debit Spreads – Bear Put
  6. Debit Spreads – Straddles & Strangles
  7. Credit Spreads – Straddles & Strangles
  8. Credit Spreads – Bull Put
  9. Credit Spreads – Bear Call
  10. Credit Spreads – Butterflies & Condors

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