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The 6-Week Options Trading Kickstarter: What Are Options, and Why Should We Care About Them?

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Steve Smith breaks down the basics of options trading.

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The same is true for volatile stocks. Let's take Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA), a biotech whose share price can double or get cut in half on an FDA ruling. Its options are dramatically more expensive than that of companies like ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) or ConEdison (NYSE:ED), which have much more stable businesses and stock prices.

In our next article, we'll advance our discussion by exploring exactly how these premiums get valued.

Here is a complete schedule for the 6-Week Options Trading Kickstarter:

1. What Are Options, and Why Should We Care About Them?
2. Option Pricing Basics
3. Meet the Greeks
4. How to use Options: Three Basic Principles
5. Covered Calls
6. Hedging, Portfolio Protection, and Avoiding Disaster

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