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Questions tagged [put-options]

This tag is to be used for any question on put-options. i.e. an 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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Is it possible to see option prices from the past?

For example, I can look up what a companies stock price was like in the past, but I can't look up an option chain from the past.
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Option trading: High dollar value stock option and equity exposure

Probably an elementary question on options: If I trade options of a high dollar value stock, I will be exposed to higher equity as 1 option = 100 shares. Is there a way to reduce equity exposure? ...
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How to interpret these explanatory graphs (about option strategies)?

I was reading about different option strategies at TradeKing and although I think I understand how these strategies work, I don't see how they are explained by the accompanied graphs. So just to take ...
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Stocks, Options, and Income Tax

It is my understanding that if an investor owns a stock and sells a qualified covered call then dividends from the stock are still qualified. However, if an investor owns a stock and buys a put option ...
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What is the face value of sovereign and Britannia gold coins?

I have seen claims on the internet saying sovereigns have face value of £1 and £100. These coins therefore have an embedded put option at the strike being the face value.
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Put Option Pricing

I'm looking to buy a put option, but I don't understand the pricing. There is a stock X, and it trades at $200 / share. A 1 week put option is priced at $0.75 / option. But to actually make the trade ...
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Can I buy put options on an ADR?

A stock is listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange. I want to buy put options on it - how can I do that? Or is short selling an ADR my only possibility?
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Put on a put option

I am not entirely sure why you would want to do this, but if you believed that a stock would increase in value, but you doubted yourself severely, would it be possible to buy a put option where the ...
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Always profitable combination of options strategies?

Why can't we just combine multiple options strategies to get an always profitable scenario? For example by combining protective call and protective put won't we be able to get an always profitable ...
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When a near term outlook on an asset is negative, is it possible to make money using both put and call options?

This question is about Put options. These contracts give the buyer the right to sell some underlying asset at some agreed strike price at or before (American style contract) the expiration date. Call ...
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Selling put and call Loss Scenario Examples

I am building selling portfolio for option trading. I can find buying call and put scenario but no scenario for selling and losing side. For e.g. If buyer exercised put option, what happened on ...
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Buying puts without owning underlying

I'm looking to buy puts for short-term option trading. My time horizon is a week to two weeks at most. I only ever trade the options - I never hold to expiration. When I attempt to buy a put, I get an ...
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Which option is more expensive?

Consider two European put options, written on the same asset, with the same maturity, but different strike prices: K1< K2 Which option is more expensive? Then Answer the same question, but using ...
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How to record “short premium” in double-entry accounting? [closed]

I write (sell to open) puts on margin for “short premium” on my personal account. The contract note for an opening transaction lists a number of components: • contract number • option symbol • strike ...
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Taxes, Puts and the Wash Rule

If an investor sells a stock at a loss and on the next day, he sells a put on the same stock, does the selling of the put trigger the wash rule? Does it matter if the put was sold out of the money? I ...
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How is the time-premium on PUT options calculated

I have some PUT options in AAPL, and I thought I understood how options pricing worked on a basic level but I must be missing something. Today the AAPL stock dropped $3.38, and I expected my PUT ...
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Is selling put options an advisable strategy for a retiree to generate stable income?

Suppose a retiree wants to generate stable income from selling S&P500 (or other stock index) put options. Is this an advisable strategy for a retiree?
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OTM puts or ITM puts in fear of market crash

If I own some shares, but at the same time I am afraid of a market crash, should I buy OTM puts or ITM puts?
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Question about margin and investing

Lets say I have $10,000 cash in an account and margin buying power of $20,000. I sell a put that is worth $9,000 and it gets exercised. Will I be using margin since i have enough cash in the account ...
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How does a dividend announcement affect a option straddle position

If I buy an at the money straddle, hoping to profit from a volatility increase, then how does an underlying dividend announcement affect my PnL? I am thinking that if the underlying announces a ...
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When does it make sense to early exercise a deep in the money put option

I understand the logic for call options. When dividends exceed the time value left, then it is profitable to early exercise a call. But the same does not hold for a put. So, when to early exercise a ...
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What strike to choose if I want to sell weekly calls against a long LEAP put

I am looking at this strategy of selling weekly calls against long LEAP put options The strategy seems good to me. Quite an improvement over the regular collar strategy. What I do not get is why ...
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How to hedge a long stock position that does not have options

I am sometimes tempted by the juicy dividends of some Canadian stocks because dividends are taxed favorably by CRA. One such company is RSI Problem is, I would like to protect the long position from ...
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Can I exercise my put if a company goes bankrupt?

If I purchase a stock and a protective put, and the company goes bankrupt, can I still sell my stock at the strike price of the put?
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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. ...
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Understanding Put Options

I would like to verify that I have a correct understanding of hedging using a put option contract. For stock XYZ, the current price is $12.50. When I look at the options trading table, it appears ...
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Understanding the synthetic long put option

I am having trouble understanding the following synthetic relationship: Synthetic long put option = Short underlying + long call Now, if XYZ is at 40, and I short XYZ at 40 and also purchase the ...
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If the put is more expensive than the call, what does it mean

If an At the money Put trades for much higher than the ATM call, can we say that people are expecting the stock to move down? After all, what else could be the reason if the put is more expensive ...
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Is a naked put really that risky

The word 'naked' in relation to options is synonymous with unlimited risk. But 'naked' puts are limited risk, the risk is limited to the strike price. So , why is it classified in the same category by ...
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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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If a put seller closes early, what happens to the buyer?

If an investor buys a put option to protect their long position, but the seller closes the position before expiration (if it gets close to being in the money), does that eliminate the buyer's "...
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Choosing a strike price when you sell a short combo

Often different stocks that I want to short are not on my broker's "easy-to-borrow" list, so they are unavailable for shorting. A couple weeks ago I got serious about option trading and I found out ...
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Covered call vs naked put in online brokerages

If a covered call has same risk profile as naked put, how come brokers allow covered call but only allow naked puts to experienced traders?
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Covered call and put options as separate trades

Let's say I write a covered call and a buy separate put option. After a period of time, the call expires, leaving me with the underlying stock. Thereafter, the market price went down and I can ...
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Exercise a put option when shorting is not possible

Sometimes when I want to short a stock, my broker says that no shares are available for borrowing. In this situation, can I buy a put and exercise it immediately and end up with a short position? in ...
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Value of put if underlying stays below strike?

If ABC stock is trading at $5 and I buy the Jan 15 strike put for $8.25, what happens to the value of this put at expiration if ABC only meandered between $5 to $7 during the entire period?
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Am I understanding buying options on stock correctly

I'm just wondering if I am understanding Stock options correctly. Basically if I am watching stock XYZ. It's currently at $10 per share which I believe is low and should raise to 20 within 1 month. ...
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Why don't options chain prices vary smoothly?

I'm looking at options chains for SPY for some particular expiry date. I'd expect that the last trade prices would vary smoothly with the strike price. But they don't; there are occasional puts that ...
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Why does a long/purchased call option have a long position in the option itself?

I am teaching myself some finance through a book. And I get confused by call/put options having short/long position in the options themselves or the underlying assets. For example, I understand the ...
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How do you go about exercising a put option with less than 100 shares?

I've 50 shares of a company and I'm wanting to leverage that with a put option (Buy to Open, with the expectation share price might drop). When the prices is right and I want to exercise the option(...
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Do I have to pay MLP distribution if short via option?

If I sell a naked put on VLP, do I have to pay the partnership distribution if I'm holding the option when the distribution is declared?
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A basic put option example

If I buy 100 shares of XYZ at 18$ and a put option with one month to go at a strike of 19$ for 45 cents, then my total expense is 1845$ . Now do I have a guaranteed profit of 1900 - 1845 = 55 $ in a ...
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Difference between naked put, covered put, protective put

If I buy a long put without holding the underlying, does it amount to a naked put? If I hold the underlying and buy a put, is that a covered put? Also if I hold the underlying and sell a put, is that ...
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How does one typically exit (close out) a large, in-the-money long put option position?

I'm long some puts on a stock that has dropped a great deal. I've made $400,000 on an investment of $100,000. The question is, how do I exit? I can't really sell the puts because there isn't enough ...
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Options: Letting it expire or sell when profiting?

Do you let your options expire or would you sell it before you let it expire if you're profiting (meaning you're in the green - market is going towards the correct direction you anticipated). If you ...
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Put-Call parity - what is the difference between the two representations?

I have seen these two terms for put-call parity: S + P = C +Ke^(-rT) S + P = C + K/(1+r)^T Which one is the correct formula? When to use each of them? What is the diffrence?
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What is a bull put spread?

When someone in the stock market says they are going to do a bull put spread, what does that mean, and what services do they use to do it?
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Can you write a put option without sufficient funds to meet the potential obligation?

When writing a put option does your account have to be funded so that if the buyer exercises the right to sell you can meet your obligation, or can you write the put option without the funds to meet ...
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Options strategy - When stocks go opposite of your purchase?

I'm a bit new to options and would like to ask for someone's strategy opinion. Lets say that you buy a call at an expiration date 2 months or so from now, and in a few days you see the stock go flat ...
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Difference between Black-Scholes, Binomial models and Market price in European index options?

Need some help! I have calculated the theoretical price of an index option using BS and Binomial models and are now comparing the three. While BS and Binomial have approximately the same value, ...