This Element is an excerpt from The Options Trading Body of Knowledge (ISBN: 9780137142934) by Michael C. Thomsett. Available in print and digital formats.
Why options traders need to analyze stocks--and how to do it effectively.
Options traders will benefit by spending time analyzing stocks, notably for any strategies that combine options positions with stock holdings. Choosing options based on appropriate risk levels and stocks makes more sense than selecting stocks to maximize option returns. In other words, any position combining option and stock positions should be based on appropriate stocks held as long-term investments....
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