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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About the Author
Julia Spina is a member of the research team and podcast co-host at tastytrade, and co-author of The Unlucky Investor’s Guide to Options Trading. Drawing from her background in physics and experience with signal processing and data analysis, Julia introduces viewers to topics in quantitative finance and their applications in options strategy development on The Skinny on Quantitative Finance. You can also find her co-hosting Research Specials Live alongside her fellow researchers or pitching trade ideas in Trades From the Research Team.
Prior to transitioning into finance, Julia worked as a regenerative medicine research scientist before attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. At the University of Illinois, she earned bachelor’s degrees in engineering physics (2017) and applied mathematics (2017) and a master’s in physics (2018). Her research focus throughout her graduate and undergraduate studies was experimental quantum optics, and her primary projects included investigating the effects of measurement in optical quantum systems and using single-photon sources to determine the lower limits of human vision and perception.
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