The market in listed options and non-equity option products provides investors and traders with a wealth of new, strategic opportunities for managing their investments. This updated and revised Third Edition of the bestselling options book of all time gives you the latest market-tested tools for maximizing the earnings potential of your portfolio while reducing downside risk – no matter how the market is performing. Inside this expanded edition are scores of proven techniques and business-tested tactics for investing in many of the innovative new options products available. For example, you’ll find buy and sell strategies for Long Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS); a thorough analysis of neutral trading, how it works, and various ways it can improve your overall profit picture; detailed guidance for investing in Preferred Equity Redemption Cumulative Stocks (PERCS> and how to hedge them with common and regular options; an extensive overview of futures and futures options; and much more. Written especially for investors who have some familiarity with the option market, this comprehensive reference also shows you the concepts and applications of various option strategies – how they work, in which situations, and why … techniques for using index options and futures to protect your portfolio and improve your return … and the implications of the tax laws for option writers, including allowable long-term gains and losses. In addition, detailed examples, exhibits, and checklists show you the power of each strategy under carefully described market conditions.