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The Covered Put

From Theory To Practice

Yesterday, we explored one of the most basic ways to play the market to the upside. Today, we bring that conversation full circle (in the words of Shakespeare), by reminding ourselves of one of the simplest ways to play the market to the downside – the Covered Put (which can also be done in a poor man's version). This strategy is nothing more than a directional play lower, to protect us against higher volatility, with some short premium coming in against that bearish assumption. James, from the research team, joins the discussion to talk through some of the interesting nuances that we see with FB trading at all-time highs.

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