Protecting profits, positions, and portfolios with put options

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Summary

One of the features of options is that they may be used to reduce risk in your portfolio. Learn how options can be used to hedge risk on an individual stock position or an entire portfolio while allowing you to pursue your investment goals.

Speaker

Shawn Howell
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC

Shawn joins the E*TRADE education team after two decades as a trader, author, educator, and executive for some of the financial industry's leading brokerage and training firms, including Charles Schwab, Investools, and Thinkorswim Group. In 2009 Shawn co-founded Pro Market Advisors, E*TRADE's education partner for many years. In 2012 Shawn co-authored Trading by Numbers: Scoring Strategies for Every Market (Wiley). Shawn holds the FINRA Series 7 license.

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Learn how to use stop orders and put options to potentially protect your stock position against a drop in the stock market.

Options are powerful tools that can be used by investors in different ways, and there is a relatively simple options strategy that can benefit buy-and-hold stock investors.

You might consider using options to collect money today for being willing to assume the obligation of buying stock if the stock moves to the lower price that you choose.