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Barone-Adesi, Giovanni and Whaley, Robert E., "Efficient Analytic Approximation of American Option Values", Journal of Finance, (1987) 42, 2:301-320.

Bittman, James: Options for the Stock Investor, Burr Ridge, Illinois, Irwin Professional Publishing, From basic through advanced techniques; software included.

Black, Fischer and Scholes, Myron, "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities", Journal of Political Economy, (1973) 81:637-654.

Black, F., and Scholes, M.S. "The Pricing of Options and Corporate Liabilities." Journal of Political Economy, (1973) 81:637-659.

Bookstaber, Richard M.: Options Pricing and Investment Strategies , Third Edition, Chicago, Illinois, Irwin Professional Publishing, 1991. Portfolio approach; institutional bias, mathematically demanding.

Bossu, Sebastien and Henrotte, Philippe, An Introduction to Equity Derivatives, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Brenner, Menachem: Option Pricing: Theory and Applications, Lexington, Massachusetts, Lexington Books, 1983, pp. 235.

Bričre, M., Burgues, A. and Signori, O., "Volatility Exposure for Strategic Asset Allocation", Journal of Portfolio Management, Spring 2010, Vol. 36 (3), 105-116.

Brodsky, William, "The Globalization of Stock Index Futures," Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, Winter 1994, pp. 248 - 302.

Clasing, Henry K., Jr.: The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide to Put and Call Options, Homewood, Illinois, Dow Jones-Irwin, 1978, pp. 290

Cox, John C. and Rubenstein, Mark: Option Markets, Englewood Hts., New Jersey, Prentice Hall, 1985, pp. 498.

Cox, John C. Ross, Stephen A., and Rubenstein, Mark, "Option Pricing: A Simplified Approach", Journal of Financial Economics, (1979) pp. 229-263.

Fabozzi, F. and Kipnis, G., Handbook of Stock Index Futures and Options. Homewood, IL, Dow Jones-Irwin, 1989.

Fitzgerald, Desmond M.: Financial Options, London, England, Euromoney Publications, 1987, pp. 262.

Gastineau, Gary: The Options Manual, New York, New York, MacGraw Hill, Third Edition, 1988, pp. 440.

Hill, J.M., and Jones, F.J., "Equity Trading, Program Trading, Portfolio Insurance, Computer Trading and All That," Financial Analysts Journal, July-August, 1988, p. 29.

Hull, John C. : Options, Futures, and Other Derivative Securities, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1993. Advanced material, quantitative.

Jarrow, Robert and Rudd, Andrew: Option Pricing, Homewood, Illinois, Dow Jones- Irwin, 1983, pp. 235.

Kolb, Robert W.: Options: The Investor's Complete Toolkit, New York, N.Y., New York Institute of Finance, 1991. Theoretical discussion of options accessible to the mathematically challenged; includes soltware.

Luft, Carl and Sheiner, Richard K.: Understanding and Trading Listed Stock Options, Chicago, Illinois, Probus Publishing, 1988, pp. 231.

Luft, Carl F. And Sheiner, Richard K.: Understanding and Trading Listed Stock Options, Second Edition, Burr Ridge, Illinois, Irwin Professional Publishing, 1994. All the basics; worksheets for covered writing and other strategies; a good starting point.

Luskin, D.L., and Carlyle, P.C., Index Options & Futures, The Complete Guide, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987.

Mayer, Terry S.: Commodity Options, New York, New York, New York Institute of Finance, 1983, pp. 350.

McMillan, Lawrence G.: Options as a Strategic Investment, Third Edition, New York, New York Institute of Finance, 1992. The grand-daddy of options books. The complete treatment from intermediate level to advanced.

Natenberg, Sheldon: Option Volatility and Pricing, Revised Edition, Burr Ridge, Illinois, Irwin Professional Publishing, 1994. Extensive treatment of volatility and advanced strategies as they pertain to commodity options.

The Options Institute: Options: Essential Concepts and Trading Strategies, Second Edition, Burr Ridge, Illinois, Irwin Professional Publishing, 1994. By staff and consultants of the CBOE; explores the options market from the perspective of all participants: retail and institutional investors, market-makers. Basic to intermediate level.

Ritchken, Peter: Options: Theory, Strategy and Applications, Glenview, Illinois, Scott, Foresman and Co., 1988, pp. 264.

Roth, Harrison: LEAPS, What They Are and How to Use Them for Profit and Protection, Burr Ridge, Illinois, Irwin Professional Publishing, 1994. LEAPS from A to Z. Emphasis on practical applications.

Schneeweis, Thomas, and Richard Spurgin. "The Benefits of Index Option-Based Strategies for Institutional Portfolios." The Journal of Alternative Investments, Spring 2001, pp. 44 - 52.

Smith, A.L.H.: Trading Financial Options, London, England, Butterworths, 1986, pp. 200.

Tergesen, Anne. "Taking Cover with Covered Calls." Business Week, May 21, 2001, p. 132.

Thomsett, Michael C.: Getting Started In Options, New York, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1993. Very good, very basic treatment of options.

Whaley, Robert. "Derivatives on Market Volatility: Hedging Tools Long Overdue," Journal of Derivatives, 1994, pp. 71-84.

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