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by Allen Jan Baird

Download Option Market Making: Trading and Risk Analysis for the Financial and Commodity Option Markets ePub
  • ISBN 0471578320
  • ISBN13 978-0471578321
  • Language English
  • Author Allen Jan Baird
  • Publisher Wiley; 1 edition (October 16, 1992)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats doc docx txt lit
  • Category Business
  • Subcategory Investing
  • Size ePub 1140 kb
  • Size Fb2 1660 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 139

Approaches trading from the viewpoint of market makers and the part they play in pricing, valuing and placing positions. Covers option volatility and pricing, risk analysis, spreads, strategies and tactics for the options trader, focusing on how to work successfully with market makers. Features a special section on synthetic options and the role of synthetic options market making (a role of increasing importance on the trading floor). Contains numerous graphs, charts and tables.

risk-free core of option arbitrage trading; calendar spread risk and strategies for limiting it and still using time markets . Baird's 1993 "Option Market Making" while a bit dated, is becoming recognized as an enduring classic.

risk-free core of option arbitrage trading; calendar spread risk and strategies for limiting it and still using time markets efficiently; delta-neutral and limited risk strategies for nonsynthetic market making, including the butterfly/ratio time spreads; and option market maker software listings and information. Provides an insider's insights on the complexities of the option market maker's world.

Option Market Making book. Covers option volatility and pricing, risk analysis, spreads, strategies and tactics for the options trader, focusing on how to work successfully with market makers

Option Market Making book. Covers option volatility and pricing, risk analysis, spreads, strategies and tactics for the options trader, focusing on how to work successfully with market makers. Features a special section on synthetic options and the role of synthetic options market Approaches trading from the viewpoint of market makers and the part they play in pricing, valuing and placing positions.

Option market making. Economics of Option Market Making. 2 Options What is an Option?

Option market making. Trading and Risk Analysis for the Financial and Commodity Option Markets. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. Option market makers who will find this book of interest in clude dealers at banks and securities firms and trading members of option exchanges and over-the-counter markets. 2 Options What is an Option?

Option Market Making: Trading and Risk Analysis for the Financial and Commodity Option Markets by Allen Jan Baird .

Option Market Making: Trading and Risk Analysis for the Financial and Commodity Option Markets by Allen Jan Baird English 1992 ISBN: 0471578320 224 Pages PDF 1. MB. Approaches trading from the viewpoint of market makers and the part they play in pricing, valuing and placing positions.

Approaches trading from the viewpoint of market makers and the part they play in pricing, valuing and placing positions. Features a special section on synthetic options and the role of synthetic options market making (a role of increasing importance on the trading floor). Contains numerous graphs, charts and tables. ISBN13:9780471578321. Release Date:October 1992. Looks like you are currently in Russia but have requested a page in the United Kingdom site. Would you like to change to the United Kingdom site? NO.

Insightful look at options market makers; how they view the markets, spot opportunities, control risks. A unique book, the only one covering this topic. We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.

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Wizard
Some of the specifics about the mechanics of trading and human interactions in a pit are clearly outdated, but otherwise the content having to do with managing positions and understanding option risks are excellent. Well worth reading.
Quttaro
While the book is rather dated, it's still one of, if not the best, books on option market making from a practical perspective. It's light on math but if you that's what you need there are plenty of others that cover it well.
Sharpbringer
Baird's "Option Market Making" is the *other* essential options book that any serious practitioner should read. Whether you are buy-side or sell-side, or trading your own book, this work is fundamental and extends where Hull leaves off. In short, pricing models do not a bid-offer spread make, and Baird illuminates this dark world with the well-crafted sunshine of expertise, mathematical rigor, and experience. In addition, Baird's prose is clean, clear, readable and lean, without glossing over tough spots or ignoring extremes.

Baird's 1993 "Option Market Making" while a bit dated, is becoming recognized as an enduring classic. Not because it is up-to-date with the latest smile dynamics from the research of Avellenada or Rebenato, but because it does what it does very well. Like a classic cookbook such as The Joy of Cooking, this work tells you how to make perfect pot roast, but not the latest slow braised chipolte-rubbed hand-aged hanger steak.

Baird's "Option Market Making", indeed, is an economic anomaly, for it refutes an old chestnut: "those who can't do, teach." In the financial publishing world a book that makes or saves you money should not exist, since the expected return of taking the time and work for authorship is much lower than another economic activity (probably including flipping hamburgers). What motivated Baird? Who knows? But this is pure saved gold here.

Option neophytes should not be misled: this is not a book of "secrets of" that will lead you to quick easy riches in the sometimes wild swings of delta and gamma in options markets. Rather, this is a sober, careful, useful book on the actual difficulty of making a market under uncertainty and rapidly changing information sets. This is a work for practitioners and professionals who want to survive and thrive, not "*just*drive!*" Cowboys and "feelings" punters look elsewhere to scratch your itch.

Standout chapters include "Options Risk" which treats delta, gamma, lambda, theta, kappa/vega, rho, skew, and time spread risks in a clear, although direct and quick, manner. "Position Risk Profiles" covers the meat and potatoes of an options market maker: what is in your book at any one time. This chapter mercifully is not in a "panic mode" tone, but rather carefully and soberly guides you through essentials of risk determination for your entire book.

The chapter "On Strategy" will be helpful for punters and those who have committed some capital to being a market maker, covering delta neutrality (yawn!), but more importantly time spreading, expiration, Fences, and high volatility periods (yeah!). It also treats broker order flow and open interest analysis in a sober way ("saucer bottom" and "reverse hook" technical analysis copter beanies need not apply).

The chapter "Market Making Tactics" is perhaps the most aggressive, but it also patiently spells out what option market makers do on a daily basis. The entry on "common mistakes" alone is worth the price of this volume. Baird closes with a lighter "Observations from the Floor," which it behooves all to read nd revist upon occasion. Having worked in a pit myself, all I can say is "amen Brother, and again I say amen."
Ylonean
If you are working in an option maket making firm you will learn nothing from this book, it is just too simple.
Mr_TrOlOlO
It is one of the best books on option trading available in the market. It is really amazing how the author has been able to write the material so long back and it is still very relevant. It is not at all elementary level though. You should be very conversant with options before reading and appreciating this book in a true sense.
Orevise
Anytime anyone is willing to credibly tell you what he does to make money over the long run with well defined low-risk strategies you should listen because casinos, banks, and insurance companies certainly do. The author implies a positive expectation to option trading and those who make a living doing it would agree. The book has a conversational read and has something for the novice to the successful option trader. Highlights are: Delta neutral trading, gamma scalping, the use of spreads to enter, lay off risk and adjust, and emphasizes long volatility trading. The title of the book has probably disuaded more traders from buying the book because it is equally benefical to those who are not option market makers.
Shaktiktilar
Not for the speculative trader. Baird explains neutrality and hedging scenarios in great detail. Explains some esoteric concepts rarely discussed, such as time spread risk and delta drift. Very succinct explanation on arb spreads and combos, and the tendency to trade to the pin at expiration. Highly recommended.
Although this book is not for beginners, it doesn't contain any formulas. Instead it focuses on all the complex aspects of making a market for options. I've read this book over and over again on a regular interval to remind me on the way market makers do their practice, and how to avoid the pitfalls in trading against specialists.