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Leading-edge option trading techniques for serious investors, traders, and portfolio managers
Writing for serious investors, traders, hedge fund managers, and quants, pioneering option experts Sergey Izraylevich and Vadim Tsudikman introduce important new techniques for maximizing option profits, controlling risk, and consistently identifying trades optimized for your goals and strategies.First, in Systematic Options Trading: Evaluating, Analyzing, and Profiting from Mispriced Option Opportunities, Izraylevich and Tsudikman introduce reliable new ways to identify your best option combinations, underlying assets, and strategies. They treat the option market as a whole: an unlimited set of trading variants composed of all option combinations that can be constructed at any specific moment (using all possible strategies and underlying assets). Their powerful system permits thorough analysis and comparison of many option combinations in terms of both expected profitability and potential risk. It formalizes and classifies over a dozen criteria intended to select preferable trading alternatives from a vast quantity of potential opportunities, showing how to apply multiple valuation criteria concurrently to systematically identify subtle price distortions, and consistently select trades that meet optimal parameters. Next, in Automated Option Trading: Create, Optimize, and Test Automated Trading Systems, they present thefirst complete step-by-step guide to creating profitable automated systems for the disciplined realization of well-defined, formalized, and tested option strategies. Every facet of their approach is optimized for options, including strategy development, capital allocation, risk management, performance measurement, back-testing, walk-forward analysis; and trade execution. Their system incorporates continuous valuation, structuring and long-term management of investment portfolios (not just individual instruments), and can systematically handle option combinations related to different underlying assets — making it possible to finally automate options trading at the portfolio level.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Systematic and Automated Option Trading (Main/UK), a collection of titles by Vadim Tsudikman and Izraylevich Sergey Ph.D., is free in the Kindle store and from Barnes & Noble, courtesy of publisher FT Press.