An approachable guide to sustainable options trading, minimal luck needed.

Most traders who are successful long-term do not rely on luck, but rather their ability to adapt, strategize, and utilize available tools and information. Modern markets are becoming increasingly accessible to the average consumer, and the emergence of retail options trading is opening a world of opportunities for the individual investor. Options are highly versatile and oftentimes considered complex financial instruments. So where should beginners start? 

The Unlucky Investor’s Guide to Options Trading breaks down the science of options trading to suit interested traders from any background. Using statistics and historical options data, readers will develop an intuitive understanding of the potential risks and rewards of options contracts. From the basics of options trading to strategy construction and portfolio management, The Unlucky Investor’s Guide to Options Trading guides readers through the world of options and teaches the crucial risk management techniques for sustainable investing.

"Options trading and cards for money aren't for fools hoping for luck. This is a serious but easy to read introduction for those ready to try constructing options trades."

-Aaron Brown, Author of The Poker Face of Wall Street and Red-Blooded Risk

"Captivating - that usually describes a spy thriller, but it applies well to this options trading book ...
If you think you know everything about options already, this book will surprise you."

-Ernest P. Chan, Author of Quantitative Trading: How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business

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