This book aims at explaining the complex subject of futures and options in the simplest form. All the basics of futures and options are explained with easy to understand practical examples, for quick grasping. The topics of the book progress from basics to complex ones. This would help the reader to learn the concepts in a systematic manner. Care has been taken to ensure that while avoiding complex mathematics, useful formulae are not omitted. Several examples, end of chapter quizzes and exercise for practice would serve as a useful test for the reader.
New chapters in this edition, namely, Futures Price Trends and Volatility, along with Options Trading Strategies and Skills would be extremely useful to derivatives traders. Even a derivative strategist would find the illustrative examples more relevant. Though the book is tailor made for amateur traders & strategists, even a student would find the theoretical formulae, examples and exercises useful.
This book is highly recommended for all, traders, stock brokers, fund managers, financial advisors, students, trainees, professionals and consultants. It will be a useful text for all courses and syllabi which has equity futures and options as one of the topics. It would also serve as a useful reference material at all the training centers teaching equity futures and options.
About the Author
A. N. Sridhar is a finance professional who has wide experience of more than two decades in various fields including banking, forex markets, money market, mutual funds, stock and derivatives markets. Being well versed with dealing and thereby interacting with various players of the market, the author has used his practical knowledge to explain several concepts of futures and options in a simple and lucid manner. He has delivered lectures on equity & derivative markets to students and professionals. Owing to experience in teaching, he has been able to express even the complex topics in a short and easily understandable form. He believes that perfection in any work can only be attained with the mastery of concepts. And therefore more pages are dedicated to explanation of the concepts. He has also authored books on Financial Management and Operations Research.
The author can be accessed through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.