Using Options Strategies in Your Portfolio

For someone brand new to equity options, finding an easy-to-read, clear-and-concise, relatively straight forward article on the basics of options trading is not simple. Fortunately, Steve Sears, who writes The Striking Price column for Barron’s, is doing a series of articles to accomplish just that. The first part of his series is on the basics of buying options. While I may not particularly agree with every strategy that he mentions (like buying out of the money calls), it is still a very well written piece and well worth reading for the novice investor.

Afterwards if you desire to dive in deeper check out our series of articles for Stock Traders using options to gain a potential competitive edge:

Options 101 For Stock Traders– What Are Options?

Options 102 For Stock Traders – Generating Income From Your Shares

Options 103 For Stock Traders – Buying Stock at a Discount

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