List of Financial Market Terms

A Put gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to sell a stock at a specified price (strike price) on a specified date.  These are used exclusively in Options Trading (Futures Options included).

A Trader generally buys a Put when they are bearish on the underlying (stock). Being long a Put results in a risk of the initial capital in exchange for theoretically unlimited gains.  Trader's also sell short Puts, also known as writing a Put, as n income strategy with hopes of keeping the premium they received by taking on the risk to write the option.

Check out the interactive risk plot profile below to get a feel for what a Long Put (buying Puts) strategy looks like from a profit/loss perspective.


There are many ways to utilize Puts, and we will be taking full advantage of all of them within our Options Trading System.

Related terms: Call Option, Iron Condor, Vertical Spread, Calendar Spread,  Rho, CBOE, The Greeks, Implied Volatility, What is an Option?

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