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First, there hundreds of books on options. If they can't get a high enough rating on Amazon (4 stars or above, with at least ten reviews), we're not including them, because as random as that sounds, we just have to draw the line somewhere. Period. Plus, everyone has at least five friends that will send in random, glowing reviews.

First, for novices here's an inexpensive, but good primer (not really a book per se) from Options Industry Council, king of the hill for a neutral, non-biased approach to the topic of options education. In simple terms, it explains what options are and how they work, provides real-world investing scenarios, and describes options strategies for various markets. It's easy, and it gets the point across, kind of an "options for dummies," although OIC would never consider anyone a dummy, but rather a beginner: An Investor's Guide to Trading Options, $12.95

  • Options As a Strategic Investment, 3rd Edition, Hardcover, Larry McMillan - ISBN 9780136360018
  • Options As a Strategic Investment (4th Edition Study Guide, paperback), Larry McMillan - ISBN 9780735202382
  • McMillan on Options, Second Edition, Larry McMillan - ISBN 9780471678755
  • Profit with Options: Essential Methods for Investing Success, Larry McMillan - ISBN 9780471225317
  • New Insights on Covered Call Writing: The Powerful Technique That Enhances Return and Lowers Risk in Stock Investing, Larry McMillan with Richard Lehman - ISBN 9781576601334
  • Option Volatility & Pricing by Sheldon Natenberg ISBN 155738486X
  • Options For The Stock Investor: How Any Investor Can Use Options to Enhance and Protect their Return (Hardcover), James B. Bittman - ISBN 9781557388728
  • Dynamic Hedging by Nassim Taleb ISBN 0471152803
  • The Options Workbook: Fundamental Spread Concepts and Strategies for Investors and Traders (Paperback), Anthony Saliba - ISBN 9781419521072
  • Options and Options Trading : A Simplified Course That Takes You from Coin Tosses to Black-Scholes (Hardcover), Robert Ward - ISBN 9780071432092


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