I think this has been mentioned before, but i was wondering if anyone could give me any help with company traded options, or a link to a good starting point.
1. can you just trade options using an online broker? (etrade etc)
2. how does the excercising of them work briefly?
3. can you just buy and sell like a normal stock or do you have to wait for certain dates etc?
4. how do you choose the correct options? is it the same as for shares or are there extra things which need considering?
sorry if this is too simple, but any help is appreciated.