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The LEAPS Strategist
By: Thomsett, Michael C.

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Item #: 2529875
Pages: 296
Publisher: Marketplace Books
ISBN: 1592801021
Type: Book - Soft Cover
Publish Date : 6/30/2004

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Synopsis:
Unleash the power of Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS) for increasing gains, limiting losses, and protecting your trading and investing profits. The 108 powerful strategies lined out in this comprehensible guide by author Michael C. Thomsett help you both to advance your investing and trading techniques and to achieve your financial goals. Real-world examples and graphic illustrations point out the main keys of this book. Not only are LEAPS a low-risk alternative to buying stock, they are also a great way to maximize your capital.

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Jacket Description:
"A truly excellent strategies book! Whether you are a novice or an advanced options trader, Thomsett brings you a straight-forward example packed guide that outlines the limitless opportunities the world of LEAPS options can offer the thoughtful investor. A MUST read!" -- Marty Kearney, Instructor, CBOE's Options Institute, author of Understanding Leaps: Using the Most Effective Option Strategies for Maximum Advantage.

Unleash the power of Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS) for increasing gains, limiting losses, and protecting your trading and investment profits. whether you've traded LEAPS before -- or you're just getting started -- this strategy-oriented guidebook is the place to start. You'll find 108 powerful strategies -- explained in step-by-step detail. Each is supported by real-world examples, graphic illustrations and clear guidance on when, where and how to apply them. Discover how concepts are transformed into strategies that you can implement easily for a wide range of trading scenarios.

This comprehensive handbook introduces you to the basics of LEAPS trading. From the amazing ability of LEAPS to significantly limit the risk of stock investing to their ability for hedging the market and providing profits in up or down markets -- you''ll find an approach that works for you now and as your future investing goals change.

Over 108 powerful strategies in all -- including...

--Letting time work for the seller
--Using "covered" LEAPS for long positions ...at the lowest price
--Providing yourself with low-cost...even NO-cost...added insurance using LEAPS
--Coverd calls: Ideal for conservative, low risk investing

In addition, you can discover...

--The benefits of Index LEAPS
--Tax rules...and tax advantages...unique to LEAPS
--And, strategy after winning strategy

LEAPS are increasingly successful due to their incredible versatility. So, now is the time to familiarize yourself with every nuance and need-to-know fact for putting LEAPS to work for you. Find them all in The LEAPS Strategist.





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Table of Contents:
INTRODUCTION- EXPLORING A NEW WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES

PART 1: LEVERAGING YOUR CAPITAL: STRATEGICALLY EXPANDING YOUR INVESTMENT POWER
CHAPTER 1: OPTIONS AS A SPECIALIZED MARKET: A GATEWAY TO HIGHER PROFITS
CHAPTER 2: A NEW APPROACH: STRATEGIC BUYING WITH LEAPS
CHAPTER 3: WORST CASE PLANNING: STRATEGIES FOR TOUGH TIMES
CHAPTER 4: LEAPS PUTS: BETTING ON THE DOWNSIDE

PART II: HEDGING WITH LEAPS- ADDING NEW DIMENSIONS
CHAPTER 5: TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE: HOW TIME VALUE WORKS FOR YOU
CHAPTER 6: THE "COVERED" LEAPS CONTRACT: LOWERING THE COST OF GOING LONG
CHAPTER 7: HEDGING STRATEGIES WITH LEAPS: STRETCHING YOUR INVESTMENT DOLLAR

PART III: THE COVERED CALL ADVANTAGE: CONSERVATIVE STRATEGIES WITH LOW RISK
CHAPTER 8: COVERED CALLS: THE ULTIMATE PROFITABLE APPROACH
CHAPTER 9: LONG-TERM COVERING: YOUR INVESTMENT CASH COW
CHAPTER 10: AVOIDING EXERCISE: SLIM DOWN TO STAY FINANCIALLY FIT
CHAPTER 11: PICKING THE RIGHT STICK: PROFITABLE STRATEGIES FOR SMART INVESTING

IV: VARIATIONS: EXPANDING YOUR PROFIT POTENTIAL
CHAPTER 12: DOWNSIDE PROTECTION: TECHNIQUES FOR INSURING YOUR PROFITS
CHAPTER 13: STRATEGIC EXPANSION: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
CHAPTER 14: TAX PLANNING: KEEPING IT SIMPLE
CHAPTER 15: HIGHER PROFIT POTENTIAL: LEAPS IN THE BIG PICTURE

GLOSSARY

INDEX OF STRATEGIES

GENERAL INDEX

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Review:
Amongst the chaos and scandals of today's ever-changing market, investors are increasingly turning to options as a means to profit while reducing their risk. Traditionally, the short lifespan of options has stifled their potential; yet, the introduction of Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS) with life spans of up to three years opens significant opportunities for both buyers and sellers.

In his latest release, The LEAPS Strategist: 108 Strategies for Increasing Investment & Trading Profits, Michael Thomsett goes above simply introducing concepts to illustrate step-by-step how concepts are transformed into strategies aimed at improving profits. Whether you've traded LEAPS before or you're just beginning, this guide is the place to start. Discover:
- Tax rules and advantages unique to LEAPS
- How to avoid exercise, repeating profitable strategies over and over
- Strategic possibilities using Index LEAPS
- How to use covered calls for limiting your risk and assuring returns
- A wide variety of strategies to maximize your profits and more!

A truly excellent strategies book! Whether you are a novice or an advanced options trader, Thomsett brings you a straightforward example packed guide that outlines the limitless opportunities the world of LEAPS options can offer the thoughtful investor. A must read! stated Marty Kearney, author of Understanding LEAPS and instructor at the CBOE's Options Institute.


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