This tag is to be used for any question on put-options. i.e. a agreement or right to sell a stock or commodity at a specific price. Related tags [call-options, options, options-assignment, option-exercise] should be used when appropriate.

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Options for dummies. Can you explain how puts & calls work, simply?

I never understood Puts or Calls. Could anybody explain it like I were a child?
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Options for the intelligent but inexperienced

(Related to "Options for Dummies" and "What are some good options strategies...") I've been an investor in stocks for the past 14 years and have the confidence that I know what I'm doing. (Not that I ...
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How to record a written put option in double-entry accounting?

I have been using double-entry accounting to carefully track my financial situation for a couple of years now, but I am just dabbling with stock options for the first time. I wrote a put option (sold ...
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Dividend arbitrage using in the money puts

I was looking at dividend arbitrage It seems all I need to do is find stocks with a nice dividend(e.g KO). Then find an in the money put where the time premium is less than the dividend to be paid. ...