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Name:  Russell Rhoades  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Russell Rhoads, CFA, is an instructor with the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Biographical and Professional Information

He is a financial author and editor having contributed to Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities magazine and edited several books for Wiley publishing and serves as an instructor for The Options Industry Council. He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA ('92) and an MS ('94) in Finance and also received a Master's Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2003.

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Titles At Your Library

Candlestick Charting For Dummies
ISBN: 0470178086

For Dummies. 2008

Want to gain a trading edge with candlestick charts? Find them alittle confusing? No worries! Candlestick Charting ForDummies sheds light on this time-tested method for finding theperfect moment to buy or sell. It demystifies technical and chartanalysis and gives you the tools you need to identify tradingpatterns — and pounce!

This friendly, practical, guide explains candlestick chartingand technical analysis in plain English. In no time, you’llbe working with common candlestick patterns, analyzing tradingpatterns, predicting market behavior, and making your smartesttrades ever. You’ll discover the advantages candlestick hasover other charting methods and learn the secrets of combining itwith other technical indicators. You’ll also get familiarwith different ways to display and interpret price action,including trend lines, support levels, resistance levels, movingaverages, and complex indicators. Discover how to:

  • Construct candlestick charts
  • Identify and interpret basic patterns
  • Trade in bull and bear markets
  • Work with complex patterns and indicators
  • Avoid False signals
  • Understand the components of market activity
  • Deal with bullish or bearish single-stick, two stick, andmultistick patterns
  • Identify and interpret complex patterns
  • Use indicators to determine the market
  • Outperform the market in any conditions

Don’t know whether to grab the bull by the horns or justgrin and bear it? Read Candlestick Charting For Dummies andget it right the first time.

Option Spread Trading: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategies and Tactics
ISBN: 0470618981

Wiley. 2011

A practical guide to unlocking the power of option spreads

When dealing with option spreads your looking to purchase oneoption in conjunction with the sale of another option. If managedproperly, these spreads can provide experienced investors with thepotential for large returns without undertaking a great deal ofrisk.

Option Spread Trading provides a comprehensive, yeteasy-to-understand explanation of option spreads, and shows you howto select the best spread strategy for any given market outlook.Along the way, author Russell Rhoads discusses spread strategiesthat can be used to profit from a strong up or down directionalmove in a stock, a stagnant market, or a highly volatile market. Healso details how you can harness the leverage of options to createa low-risk position that provides the potential for a bigprofit.

  • All manner of spreads are covered, from calendar and horizontalspreads to vertical and diagonal spreads
  • Highlights how you can monitor and adjust an existing spreadposition and provides tips on how to exit a spread trade
  • Includes exercises and examples to test and reinforce yourknowledge of the concepts presented

Option spread trading has become increasingly popular withactive traders and investors. Gain a better understanding of thispowerful approach with Option Spread Trading as yourguide.

Trading VIX Derivatives: Trading and Hedging Strategies Using VIX Futures, Options, and Exchange-Traded Notes
ISBN: 0470933089

Wiley. 2011

A guide to using the VIX to forecast and trade markets

Known as the fear index, the VIX provides a snapshot ofexpectations about future stock market volatility and generallymoves inversely to the overall stock market. Trading VIXDerivatives will show you how to use the Chicago Board OptionsExchange's S&P 500 volatility index to gauge fear and greed inthe market, use market volatility to your advantage, and hedgestock portfolios. Engaging and informative, this book skillfullyexplains the mechanics and strategies associated with trading VIXoptions, futures, exchange traded notes, and options on exchangetraded notes.

Many market participants look at the VIX to help understandmarket sentiment and predict turning points. With a slew of VIXindex trading products now available, traders can use a variety ofstrategies to speculate outright on the direction of marketvolatility, but they can also utilize these products in conjunctionwith other instruments to create spread trades or hedge theiroverall risk.

  • Reviews how to use the VIX to forecast market turning points,as well as reveals what it takes to implement trading strategiesusing VIX options, futures, and ETNs
  • Accessible to active individual traders, but sufficientlysophisticated for professional traders
  • Offers insights on how volatility-based strategies can be usedto provide diversification and enhance returns

Written by Russell Rhoads, a top instructor at the CBOE'sOptions Institute, this book reflects on the wide range of usesassociated with the VIX and will interest anyone looking forprofitable new forecasting and trading techniques.

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