Trading Options Markets
From Adam Milton, former About.com Guide
The most popular options markets are stock options which are based upon individual stocks, and futures options which are based upon futures markets. These articles will describe both types of options market, and explain the important difference between US style options and European style options.
Options are similar to futures markets, but there are some potentially confusing differences that need to be understood before options markets can be day traded (such as buying the right to sell something). These options trading articles will explain the basics of options markets and options contracts (such as calls and puts), and provide a solid foundation so that you can progress to options strategies (such as long straddles) with confidence.