Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes through Knowledge, Discipline, and Risk Management
Reviews "I was given an advance copy of Managing Expectations by Tony Saliba, one of the original Market Wizards, which is being released next month. When I was on the trading floor, I was raised on the Sheldon Natenberg book, Option Volatility & Pricing, but this is even better. I think it's going to be the new standard by which all options books are judged." - Jared Dillian, author of Street Freak and Mauldin Economics 10th Man. "Just looking at the subjects covered in a preview of the 24 chapters of the book gives you an idea of the obsessive detail Saliba approaches his work and the world of options. Perhaps that focus and attention to detail was born from early failures-as if often the case with talented traders-which forged in Saliba a desire learn all he could about options. Managing Expectations does not appear to be a light summer read but may provide the depth to put emerging options traders on solid footing. Saliba is an options master and if you have a desire to learn chess rather than checkers, you may want to pick up his new book." - Dan Collins, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Trader Magazine Knowledge of synthetic relationships is a dying art of the new-world trader. Tony always emphasized the power of studying option synthetics as a way to separate yourself from the crowd. - Chris Hausman, Portfolio & Chief Technical Strategist, Swan Global Investments Tony was an incredible options teacher to me without him even knowing so - Tony educated me while I was a clerk (freshly out of University) in the mid 1980's for a broker in the CBOE's S&P 100 option pit who executed Tony's many different types of complex option strategies. I learned first-hand all about Butterflies, Straddles, Strangles, Ratio Spreads, Calendar Spreads, Iron Condor Spreads…such a gift to a aspiring options trader. - Michael McGuire Options trading legend Anthony Saliba delineates his trading ethos for the first time in Managing Expectations. This includes the strategies and tactics he used to achieve 70 consecutive months of profitable options trading. In Managing Expectations, Saliba shows options traders how to trade options while navigating the markets for volatility and opportunity. There is a full compliment of studies on first and second order greeks including gamma, delta, vanna, and vomma. Implied Volatility is studied from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Readers are shown vivid examples of trading around a core option strategy while monitoring the greeks and implied volatility with charts and graphs. You'll learn how to trade the IV of a particular underlying security. Managing Expectations also shows readers how to roll positions. You can sell a Long Call and go flat taking profits, but you can also deploy several other tactics to prolong profitability. This isn't just theory, but how Saliba trades and how he trained his traders over the years. This book illustrates trading techniques from short-term gamma scalping to trend following while delineating how to manage risk. Readers will not have any trading blind spots after reading Managing Expectations. Saliba was the only options trader featured in Jack Schwager's Market Wizards. Schwager wrote the Foreword to Managing Expectations. For a limited time, hardcover purchases come with a FREE Audiobook version download. Register for them at ManagingExpectationsBook.com.