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Download the Option Master Manual - PDF 187k


Software for Pricing Options
by Kenneth R. Trester
and Robert P. Swanson


Copyright, Limited Warranty

Section I: How to Use Option Master®

Chapter 1 - Introduction

  • OPTION MASTER®, Your Bluebook to the Options Markets
  • Options Defined
  • The Importance of Option Pricing
  • The Determinants of the Option Price
  • Where To Start

Chapter 2 - Getting Started


  • Software Requirements
  • Installation
  • Getting Started
  • Moving Around the Screen
  • Calculate
  • Prices
  • Probabilities
  • Ratios
  • Volatility


  • Installation
  • Getting Started
  • Moving Around the Screen
  • ALT Commands
  • Calculate
  • Prices
  • Probabilities
  • Ratios
  • Volatility

OPTION MASTER® on the Macintosh®

  • Installation
  • The Menu
  • Single Option Price
  • Multiple Option Prices
  • Calculate Volatility
  • Commodity Option Prices
  • Probability of Profit


  • Requirements
  • Installation
  • Getting Started
  • Calculate
  • Prices
  • Probabilities
  • Ratios
  • Volatility
  • Entry Tips

Chapter 3 - Using OPTION MASTER®

  • Quick and Easy
  • A Practice Session
  • Pricing Several Options
  • Calculating Futures Options Prices
  • Another Practice Session
  • Multiple Futures Options
  • Other Commodities

Chapter 4 - The Name of the Game is Volatility

  • Some Practice Sessions
  • Using Implied Volatility
  • A Practice Session

Chapter 5 - What Are Your Odds of Profiting?

  • Measuring Probability of Profit
  • Using the Probability of Profit Module

Chapter 6 - Behold the "Greeks"

Chapter 7 - Other Factors that Influence an Option's Price

Section II:
How to Trade Options

The following chapters are included to aid you in understanding the keys to success in buying and selling options. These chapters are taken from articles that were published in the Trester Complete Option Report. We also suggest that the investor who is just starting to trade options read a book such as The Complete Option Player by Kenneth R. Trester. This book is available from Institute for Options Research, Inc., P.O. Box 6586, Lake Tahoe, Nevada 89449 for a price of $19.95 plus $4.00 for shipping and handling.

Chapter 8 - The Secret to Success in the Options Game

  • The Forgotten Secret to Success
  • Unlocking the Secret
  • Why Options?
  • A Matter of Odds
  • The Secret - Scientifically Pricing Options
  • The Key to the Treasure Chest
  • The Art of Pricing Options

Chapter 9 - Playing the Index Options -- The Art of Pricing Index Options

  • The Hottest Game in Town
  • Option Buyers Beware
  • The Impact of Futures on Index Option Pricing
  • Active Traders Beware
  • Spreading -- A Better Alternative

Chapter 10 - Buying Options for High and Consistent Profits

  • Plan Before You Play
  • The 10% Solution
  • Selecting the Best Option Buy Candidates
  • Options Before the Underlying Stock or Futures
  • The Best Priced Options
  • Super Cheap Options
  • Slightly In-The-Money Options
  • Secrets of the Professional Trader
  • When to Cut Losses
  • Let Your Profits Run
  • The "Round Robin" Approach
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