Click here to access this week’s Big Saturday Interview with options trader and author Jeff Augen, author of Trading Realities: The Truth, the Lies, and the Hype In-Between.
Is it true that options are almost always a better way to take advantage of a trading opportunity than stocks?
This is part of the provocative thesis from options trader and author Jeff Augen in his book Trading Realities. Suggesting that options can help traders better account for the increase in randomness and volatility of the stock market in recent years, Jeff’s book goes beyond cataloguing options strategies to explain exactly how traders and investors can adapt to the new markets of the 21st century.
Says Augen, “You don’t have to be complex to trade options” pointing out how even a strategy as simple as owning a stock and selling a call (a “covered call” options strategy) can be a better way to trade and invest rather than owning stocks alone.
Jeff Augen is also the author of Trading Options at Expiration Day and, most recently, Microsoft® Excel® for Stock and Options Traders. In addition to our discussion on Trading Realities, we end the interview with a conversation on how more traders can take advantage of the powerful features of Microsoft’s Excel® to build their own trading strategies.
The Big Saturday Interview is now available as an audio file. To access the audio interivew with Jeff Augen, author of Trading Realities: The Truth, The Lies and the Hype In-Between, click here.
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