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Book Review: The Option Trader’s Workbook

This book could give you a good working knowledge of options trading and strategies, but you need to be ready to put in the effort.

[easyazon-link asin=”0132101351″][/easyazon-link]I have had [easyazon-link asin=”0132101351″]The Option Trader’s Workbook[/easyazon-link] by Jeff Augen sitting in my to-be-review pile for a little while now. I’d have gotten to it sooner, but for some reason I’ve not been reading as much of late. This is not my first read of a book my this author. Unfortunately, I didn’t think much of one of his other titles (Trading Realities). This one I found a bit more useful.

Workbook is the key term in the title of this book. It is a basically a collection of problem-solving exercises. The author lays out a scenario and asks a question, with the solution provided right there. There are hundreds of them, some simple and some complex. As such, it may not be the best point to start for someone just getting going in their options education, but it definitely has potential value for something with at least a bit of a foundation who’s looking to apply that knowledge. Not only do the scenarios and questions ensure a good working knowledge of options, they also will get readers thinking about options applications in ways they probably would not have done otherwise.

This isn’t the type of text you’ll just read through. If you’re willing to do the work to go through the problems, though, you could get a lot out this workbook.

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By John

Author of The Essentials of Trading

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