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Introduction to Trading and Investing with Options (Collection) by Michael C. Thomsett, W. Edward Olmstead, Guy Cohen

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1. Setting the Ground Rules

In any discussion of an investment strategy, you begin with a series of assumptions. Your assumptions tie in to your conservative profile: You have prequalified the stock of a limited number of companies; you believe these stocks will rise in value over time; fundamentals are essential in stock selection; you would be happy to buy more shares; and a finite number of companies meet your standards. We have identified ten companies that make up a “model portfolio” to illustrate the options strategies in this book. These serve as examples of companies meeting a few basic criteria for picking companies and their stocks, as candidates for conservative options trading.

This book explains how conservative investors ...

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