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Michael C Thomsett - Author

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Books by Michael C Thomsett

Slavery and Racism in American Politics, 1776-1876

Slavery and Racism in American Politics, 1776-1876

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

From the very inception of the United States, few issues have been so divisive and defining as American slavery. Even as the U.S. was founded on principles of liberty, independence and freedom, slavery advocates and sympathizers positioned themselves in every aspect of American influence. Over the centuries, the characterization of early American figures, legislation and party platforms has been debated. The author seeks to clarify often unanswered-or ignored-questions about notable figures, sociopolitical movements and their positions on slavery. From early legislation like the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793 to Reconstruction and the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, this book explores the background of some of America's most controversial moments. Spanning the first American century, it offers a detailed chronology of slavery and racism in early U.S. politics and society.

The Amazing Put The Overlooked Option and Low-Risk Strategies, Second Edition

The Amazing Put The Overlooked Option and Low-Risk Strategies, Second Edition

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2019

With so much emphasis on calls (especially covered calls) many traders overlook the tremendous hedging and profit potential of the put. The Amazing Put demonstrates the many strategies based on the put option, including the risk hedge, a long put (often a long-term, or LEAPS put) that freezes market risk at the put's strike (minus its premium); and the short uncovered put, which has market risk identical to the covered call. The author methodically lays out the case for using puts wisely, both as a cash generator with low risk, and as a risk hedge to reduce or eliminate market risk in equity positions. Every options trader will benefit from exploring these strategies, and novices will gain a starting point in developing a program to enhance their stock portfolio. Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker, and coach. His many books include Stock Market Math, Candlestick Charting, and Options, Tenth Edition.

Practical Trend Analysis Applying Signals and Indicators to Improve Trade Timing, Second Edition

Practical Trend Analysis Applying Signals and Indicators to Improve Trade Timing, Second Edition

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

Written for traders with a basic knowledge of trends and technical analysis, Practical Trend Analysis introduces advanced analytical tools for recognizing how risks evolve as trends proceed. Readers will learn how to use trend prediction to manage market risks far more effectively. Michael C. Thomsett provides insights on technical signals such as candlestick reversals, price gaps, and movement through resistance or support; distinguishing between strong and weak trends; objectively evaluating the health of a stock's current price levels, trading breadth, and technical condition; and anticipating plateaus, slowdowns, or price reversals. He presents detailed coverage of trendlines and channel lines; patterns and confirmations of both reversals and continuations; broadening and narrowing trends, price jumps; and trends based on volume, moving averages, and momentum. Practical Trend Analysis will enable traders, both amateur and professional, to go far beyond mere trend following. Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker, and coach. His many books include Stock Market Math, Candlestick Charting, and The Mathematics of Options.

Options Installment Strategies Long-Term Spreads for Profiting from Time Decay

Options Installment Strategies Long-Term Spreads for Profiting from Time Decay

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2019

An installment strategy in its most basic form, combines two options, one long-term position and one short-term. This strategy is designed as a conservative, no-cost method to either eliminate risk for future trading when stock is owned; or to fix the price for a future purchase of the underlying security. Portfolio managers and experienced individual traders face a chronic problem - risk versus time. This goes beyond the well-known time decay of options and expands to the ever-present market risk to an underlying security. How do you execute a successful, conservative strategy and eliminate or reduce market risk? In this book, a range of effective and creative strategies set out a conservative hedging system. This involves the combination of long-term long positions offset by short-term short positions in various configurations. Options Installment Strategies presents variations on the well-known calendar spread and demonstrates how specific strategies work well in short-term swings and even during extended periods of consolidation.

The Mathematics of Options Quantifying Derivative Price, Payoff, Probability, and Risk

The Mathematics of Options Quantifying Derivative Price, Payoff, Probability, and Risk

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

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.

The Complete Options Trader A Strategic Reference for Derivatives Profits

The Complete Options Trader A Strategic Reference for Derivatives Profits

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2018

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.

Candlestick Charting Profiting from Effective Stock Chart Analysis

Candlestick Charting Profiting from Effective Stock Chart Analysis

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2017

Investors and traders seek methods to identify reversal and continuation to better time their trades. This applies for virtually everyone, whether employing a swing trading strategy, engaging in options trading, or timing entry and exit to spot bull and bear reversals. Key signals are found in the dozens of candlesticks, combined with technical signals such as gaps and moves outside of the trading range; size of wicks (shadows) and size of real bodies. The science of candlestick analysis has a proven track record not only from its inception in 17th century Japan, but today as well. This book explains and demonstrates candlestick signals, including both the appearance of each but in context on an actual stock chart. It further takes the reader through the rationale of reversal and continuation signals and demonstrates the crucial importance of confirmation (in the form of other candlesticks, traditional technical signals, volume, momentum and moving averages). Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker and coach. His many books include Mathematics of Options, Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator, and A Technical Approach to Trend Analysis. A video of the author titled Candlesticks for Option Timing can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IItH6OLh7TI

Stock Market Math Essential formulas for selecting and managing stock and risk

Stock Market Math Essential formulas for selecting and managing stock and risk

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2017

Stock Market Math shows you how to calculate return, leverage, risk, fundamental and technical analysis problems, price, volume, momentum and moving averages, including over 125 formulas and Excel programs for each, enabling readers to simply plug formulas into a spread sheet. This book is the definitive reference for all investors and traders. It introduces the many formulas and legends every investor needs, and explains their application through examples and narrative discussions providing the Excel spreadsheet programs for each. Readers can find instant answers to every calculation required to pick the best trades for your portfolio, quantify risk, evaluate leverage, and utilize the best technical indicators. Michael C. Thomsett is a market expert, author, speaker and coach. His many books include Mathematics of Options, Real Estate Investor's Pocket Calculator, and A Technical Approach to Trend Analysis. In Stock Market Math, the author advances the science of risk management and stock evaluation with more than 50 endnotes, 50 figures and tables, and a practical but thoughtful exploration of how investors and traders may best quantify their portfolio decisions.

The Mathematics of Options Quantifying Derivative Price, Payoff, Probability, and Risk

The Mathematics of Options Quantifying Derivative Price, Payoff, Probability, and Risk

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2017

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.

Making Money WIth Option Strategies

Making Money WIth Option Strategies

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

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 (based on sales of all of his options books). His best-selling Getting Started in Options, a beginner's book now in its 9th 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.

Visual Guide: Chartanalyse mit Candlesticks

Visual Guide: Chartanalyse mit Candlesticks

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2014

Investing in Energy Creating a New Investment Strategy to Maximize Your Portfolio's Return

Investing in Energy Creating a New Investment Strategy to Maximize Your Portfolio's Return

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2014

The energy sector has more trading volume than any other commodity. Broken into four sections, Investing in Energy is an essential primer on this lucrative market. It guides the reader through the basics of getting started in energy trading, before outlining specific trading and investing strategies.

Options for Swing Trading Leverage and Low Risk to Maximize Short-Term Trading

Options for Swing Trading Leverage and Low Risk to Maximize Short-Term Trading

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Options traders know all about leverage, and swing traders are keenly aware of entry and exit timing as the key to profits. This book shows the experienced trader at an intermediate or advanced level how to combine these two trading skills into a single, powerful set of strategies to maximize leverage while minimizing risk.

Options for Risk-Free Portfolios Profiting with Dividend Collar Strategies

Options for Risk-Free Portfolios Profiting with Dividend Collar Strategies

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2013

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.

Options for Risk-Free Portfolios Profiting with Dividend Collar Strategies

Options for Risk-Free Portfolios Profiting with Dividend Collar Strategies

Author: Michael C. Thomsett Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2013

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.