Buying a put option happens when market is going down. Correct. If that is true then when should one sell put option ?

  • When market is going up?
    – user19035
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 14:18
  • Do you mean selling to close a position or selling a "short" put?
    – D Stanley
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 14:35
  • premiums are juiciest when the market is going down, so that's when I sell puts, personally. It depends on your outlook/goals.
    – Hart CO
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 14:49
  • @AxiomaticNexus, market going up would be a good case for buying call option ?
    – nish
    Commented Nov 25, 2021 at 5:47

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AFAIC, one should sell short puts when one is willing to acquire the stock at the strike price less the premium received. Otherwise, you might be asking for trouble.

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