Understanding Options (part 2) – Buying Puts And Calls

Last week I discussed the basics of options in my post Options Are Complicated For A Reason. I listed the most important terms and displayed an option matrix that explains the basic concepts of calls and puts in a visual manner. Now that you understand some of the core concepts of options, it’s time for […]

Understanding Options (part 1) – Options Are Complicated For A Reason

Anybody who’s ever taken a look at options is well aware that, at first glance they appear to very complicated. Terms like calls, puts, derivatives, strangles, LEAPS and others, all seem to confuse the average investor. Why not use terms like ‘buy option’, ‘sell option’, etc.? This is part one of a multipart series in which […]