Description 
1 online resource 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index. 
Contents 
Intro; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; CHAPTER 1: Volatility and Options; 1.1 WHAT IS AN OPTION?; 1.2 OPTIONS ARE BETS ON VOLATILITY; 1.3 OPTION PREMIUMS AND BREAKEVENS; 1.4 STRIKE CONVENTIONS; 1.5 WHAT IS VOLATILITY?; 1.6 TRADER'S SUMMARY; CHAPTER 2: Understanding Options Without a Model; 2.1 VANILLA OPTIONS; 2.2 MAKING ASSUMPTIONS; 2.3 UNDERSTANDING Vt WITH ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS; 2.4 DELTA AND DELTA HEDGING; 2.5 THE VALUE FUNCTION; 2.6 DEFINING DELTA; 2.7 UNDERSTANDING DELTA; 2.8 DELTA AS THE PROBABILITY OF AN INTHEMONEY EXPIRY 

6.6 SETTING BASE VOLATILITY USING A THREEPARAMETER GARCH MODEL6.7 VOLATILITY CARRY AND FORWARD VOLATILITY AGREEMENTS; 6.8 TRADER'S SUMMARY; CHAPTER 7: Vanna, Risk Reversal, and Skewness; 7.1 RISK REVERSAL; 7.2 SKEWNESS; 7.3 DELTA SPACE; 7.4 SMILE IN DELTA SPACE; 7.5 SMILE VEGA; 7.6 SMILE DELTA; 7.7 TRADER'S SUMMARY; CHAPTER 8: Volgamma, Butterfly, and Kurtosis; 8.1 THE BUTTERFLY STRATEGY; 8.2 VOLGAMMA AND BUTTERFLY; 8.3 KURTOSIS; 8.4 SMILE; 8.5 BUTTERFLIES AND SMILE VEGA; 8.6 TRADER'S SUMMARY; CHAPTER 9: BlackScholesMerton Model; 9.1 THE LOGNORMAL DIFFUSION MODEL 

9.2 THE BSM PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION (PDE)9.3 FEYNMANKAC; 9.4 RISKNEUTRAL PROBABILITIES; 9.5 PROBABILITY OF EXCEEDING THE BREAKEVEN IN THE BSM MODEL; 9.6 TRADER'S SUMMARY; CHAPTER 10: The BlackScholes Greeks; 10.1 SPOT DELTA, DUAL DELTA, AND FORWARD DELTA; 10.2 THETA; 10.3 GAMMA; 10.4 VEGA; 10.5 VANNA; 10.6 VOLGAMMA; 10.7 TRADER'S SUMMARY; CHAPTER 11: Predictability and Mean Reversion; 11.1 THE PAST AND THE FUTURE; 11.2 EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS; APPENDIX A: Probability; A.1 PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS (PDFS); APPENDIX B: Calculus; Glossary; References; Index; End User License Agreement 
Summary 
Gain a deep, intuitive and technical understanding of practical options theory The main challenges in successful options trading are conceptual, not mathematical. Volatility: Practical Options Theory provides financial professionals, academics, students and others with an intuitive as well as technical understanding of both the basic and advanced ideas in options theory to a level that facilitates practical options trading. The approach taken in this book will prove particularly valuable to options traders and other practitioners tasked with making pricing and risk management decisions in an environment where time constraints mean that simplicity and intuition are of greater value than mathematical formalism. The most important areas of options theory, namely implied volatility, delta hedging, time value and the socalled options greeks are explored based on intuitive economic arguments alone before turning to formal models such as the seminal BlackScholesMerton model. The reader will understand how the model free approach and mathematical models are related to each other, their underlying theoretical assumptions and their implications to level that facilitates practical implementation. There are several excellent mathematical descriptions of options theory, but few focus on a translational approach to convert the theory into practice. This book emphasizes the translational aspect, while first building an intuitive, technical understanding that allows market makers, portfolio managers, investment managers, risk managers, and other traders to work more effectively withinand beyondthe bounds of everyday practice.Gain a deeper understanding of the assumptions underlying options theory Translate theoretical ideas into practice Develop a more accurate intuition for better timeconstrained decision making This book allows its readers to gain more than a superficial understanding of the mechanisms at work in options markets. Volatility gives its readers the edge by providing a true bedrock foundation upon which practical knowledge becomes stronger. 
Subject 
Options (Finance) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85109239


Securities  Prices  Mathematical models.


BUSINESS & ECONOMICS  Finance. 

Options (Finance) (OCoLC)fst01046893 

Securities  Prices  Mathematical models. (OCoLC)fst01110775 
Genre 
Electronic books.


Electronic books. 
Other Form: 
Print version: Iqbal, Adam S., 1983 Volatility. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2018] 9781119501619 (DLC) 2018012654 
ISBN 
9781119501688 (electronic bk.) 

1119501687 (electronic bk.) 
