101 Option Trading Secrets


  • Format: PDF
  • Pages: 335
  • Published Date: 2004


Through 101 Option Trading Secrets, Ken Trester has educated tens of thousands of investors about the power and benefits of options. His award-winning programs give ordinary investors an edge in the professional arena. In this book, Ken condenses his options expertise and 30 years of extensive trading experience into 101 concise secrets that can help any investor to maximize their gains.

Author’s Introduction:

Option trading is one of the greatest games on earth! You can be a two-dollar investor, betting on the action of stocks, the markets, futures and/or commodities, or you can be the casino or a legalized bookie, taking the bets instead of making the bets. You pick the role and have the fun and profit. With options, gains of over 1000% are not unusual, and you can design strategies that will win up to 90% of the time. Better yet, options are an excellent investment tool that gives you much more flexibility, reduces your risks and increases your income in the investment markets. Once properly learning to use options, you will use this tool in your investment portfolio for the rest of your life.

However, many novice option traders, as they start trading, encounter many disappointments and issues in the options mar-kets and leave with a bitter taste, for they have unrealistic expec-tations and are not equipped to compete in this game. This book will help the novice option traders as well as the experienced op-tion traders become better equipped to stay in the game and compete successfully.

I have been trading options since the option exchanges first opened in 1973 and have seen everything. As an option newslet-ter writer starting in 1973, I have monitored and talked to hun-dreds of traders. Now you can have the benefit of all this experience and information. This book provides important nuggets of knowledge about option trading that I have collected over the past thirty years: strategies, tactics and methods that have worked and not worked for me. You will discover:

  • The secret to hitting home runs where gains of 1000% are not unusual.
  • The secret to winning more than 90% of the time.
  • The secret use of the computer to beat the options game.
  • The secrets to avoid losing strategies.
  • The secret weapon of the options buyer.
  • The secret to designing win-win option plays where you profit regardless of what happens.
  • The secret of trading stocks and mutual funds with little downside risk.
  • The secret that pays you while you wait for your price on a stock or futures.
  • Secret nuggets of trading knowledge that make the difference between winning and losing.


  • Preparing to Play
  • The Prediction Game
  • Option Buying
  • Option Writing
  • Option Analysis
  • Spreading
  • Trading Tactics
  • Trading Tips
  • Trading Resources
  • Power Plays
  • Tutorial