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Top Options Expert Shows You How to Buy Puts 

An underappreciated part of options trading is knowing how to buy puts. And let's be clear upfront, I'm not talking about pressing buttons on an App.

Anyone can understand that.

I'm talking about knowing how to buy put options to increase your chances of long-term success within a larger options trading strategy.

Stocks Go Up, So Why Buy Puts?

Most beginner investors generally think about buying Call options. And why not?

Markets have proven to go up over time. Since the 2020 Covid low, the S&P500 seemed to go up every day.

But there’s another reason. 

Call options have an embedded hedge, meaning you can only lose the amount of money you put in. This makes it easy to rationalize that buying Put options to profit when markets go down isn't necessary.

To some extent that's fair.

But once you start buying several Call options in different stocks, your account simply grows into a leveraged long portfolio.

And portfolios need hedges.

Buying Puts is a Process

Here's the harsh reality.

If you're playing options, then sooner or later you’ll figure out the importance of knowing how to buy puts. 


how to buy puts


Unfortunately, most investors learn that the hard way... after taking serious losses when the market turns lower.

And even if you understand Put Options, the process of trading them is not so easy.

Yes, Puts make money when the markets go down, but even then they often end up as losers. 

Knowing how to buy puts involves a process with several parts:

  • When do you buy puts?
  • Which puts do you buy?
  • How many puts do you buy?
  • When do you sell them?

In a nutshell, understanding how to buy puts is a learned skill that requires a strong fundamental understanding of options, pattern recognition, and experience.


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Top Options Expert Shows You
How to Buy Puts 

how to buy puts

An underappreciated part of options trading is knowing how to buy puts. And let's be clear upfront, I'm not talking about pressing buttons on an App.

Anyone can understand that.

I'm talking about knowing how to buy put options to increase your chances of long-term success within a larger options trading strategy.

Stocks Go Up, So Why Buy Puts?

Most beginner investors generally think about buying Call options. And why not?

Markets have proven to go up over time. Since the 2020 Covid low, the S&P500 seemed to go up every day.

But there’s another reason. 

Call options have an embedded hedge, meaning you can only lose the amount of money you put in. This makes it easy to rationalize that buying Put options to profit when markets go down isn't necessary.

To some extent that's fair.

But once you start buying several Call options in different stocks, your account simply grows into a leveraged long portfolio.

And portfolios need hedges.

Buying Puts is a Process

Here's the harsh reality.

If you're playing options, then sooner or later you’ll figure out the importance of knowing how to buy puts. 

Unfortunately, most investors learn that the hard way... after taking serious losses when the market turns lower.

And even if you understand Put Options, the process of trading them is not so easy.

Yes, Puts make money when the markets go down, but even then they often end up as losers. 

Knowing how to buy puts involves a process with several parts:

  • When do you buy puts?
  • Which puts do you buy?
  • How many puts do you buy?
  • When do you sell them?

In a nutshell, understanding how to buy puts is a learned skill that requires a strong fundamental understanding of options, pattern recognition, and experience.


"Buying Puts?  But Markets Go Up & Always Bounce Back."

- Most New Investors that Discover Options

OptionsGeek Members Know How to Buy Put Options

OptionsGeek's Winning Picks Premium Service buys options with great risk-reward opportunities.

The program generally buys Call Options on specific stocks and buys Put options on stocks and ETFs. While the ETF put options act as a hedge to our portfolio, I treat them as high-probability money-making positions. 

In a moment, I will show you every ETF Put option bought in Winning Picks Premium over the last two years. But first, let's take a look at the market (S&P 500) over that same time frame.

how to buy puts - SPY chart 2019-2022

"Buying Puts?  But Markets Go Up
& Always Bounce Back."

- Most New Investors that Discover Options

OptionsGeek Members Know How to Buy Put Options

OptionsGeek's Winning Picks Premium Service buys options with great risk-reward opportunities.

The program generally buys Call Options on specific stocks and buys Put options on stocks and ETFs. While the ETF put options act as a hedge to our portfolio, I treat them as high-probability money-making positions. 

In a moment, I will show you every ETF Put option bought in Winning Picks Premium over the last two years. But first, let's take a look at the market (S&P 500) over that same time frame.

how to buy puts - SPY chart 2019-2022

"Portfolios need hedges."

- Felix Frey

Since November 2019 until January 2022, the market is UP 62%.

You can see in the SPY (S&P 500) chart above that it essentially went straight up except for 5 weeks in late-February to Mid-March.

It ain’t easy making money buying Puts in that environment.

But here’s some interesting facts about the Winning Picks Premium Service

There were 274 trade ideas during this time frame:

  • We bought ETF Puts 19.3% of the time, or 53x. This does not include buying Puts on stocks.
  • For ETF Puts, we mainly buy SPY puts, but we're also buying Puts in ARKK, IWM, and HYG.
  • 26 of the 53 ETF puts reached triple-digit returns. That’s 49%!
  • Only 11 of 51** puts, or 21.5%, expired in positive territory.
  • 32 of 51** ETF puts, or 62.7%, expired at $0.

What does this Buying Put data mean?

The 49% stat should tell you that I have done a phenomenal job choosing the right time frames to hedge.

Yes, it’s 50-50 to be right guessing up or down. But that stat is not just about direction.

You must be right on the direction AND (a capital “and”) the put option must reach TRIPLE-DIGIT returns!

Options Plan Tips

Trust me, the last part of that requirement is most difficult.

Maybe more interestingly, only 21.5% of all these hedges ended positive. This means that buying puts in these ETFs lost money 78.5% of the time if you held them until expiration.

And worse, 62.7% of these ETF put options expired at $0!

OptionsGeek Members rarely hold options until expiration and certainly do not ride them to $0. We strategically manage the risk with predetermined markers.

When trading options, it’s crucial to have a plan that manages the gains as they happen, especially when buying puts because put options tend to give back any big gains quicker than Call options. 

An Options Plan is a key focus at OptionsGeek.


** I did not include the two put positions (SPY Put Spread & IWM Puts) from the last two weeks because there is still time for the market to reverse.

"Portfolios need hedges."

- Felix Frey

Options Plan Tips

Since November 2019 until January 2022, the market is UP 62%.

You can see in the SPY (S&P 500) chart above that it essentially went straight up except for 5 weeks in late-February to Mid-March.

It ain’t easy making money buying Puts in that environment.

But here’s some interesting facts about the Winning Picks Premium Service

There were 274 trade ideas during this time frame:

  • We bought ETF Puts 19.3% of the time, or 53x. This does not include buying Puts on stocks.
  • For ETF Puts, we mainly buy SPY puts, but we're also buying Puts in ARKK, IWM, and HYG.
  • 26 of the 53 ETF puts reached triple-digit returns. That’s 49%!
  • Only 11 of 51** puts, or 21.5%, expired in positive territory.
  • 32 of 51** ETF puts, or 62.7%, expired at $0.

What does this Buying Put data mean?

The 49% stat should tell you that I have done a phenomenal job choosing the right time frames to hedge.

Yes, it’s 50-50 to be right guessing up or down. But that stat is not just about direction.

You must be right on the direction AND (a capital “and”) the put option must reach TRIPLE-DIGIT returns!

Trust me, the last part of that requirement is most difficult.

Maybe more interestingly, only 21.5% of all these hedges ended positive. This means that buying puts in these ETFs lost money 78.5% of the time if you held them until expiration.

And worse, 62.7% of these ETF put options expired at $0!

OptionsGeek Members rarely hold options until expiration and certainly do not ride them to $0. We strategically manage the risk with predetermined markers.

When trading options, it’s crucial to have a plan that manages the gains as they happen, especially when buying puts because put options tend to give back any big gains quicker than Call options. 

An Options Plan is a key focus at OptionsGeek.


** I did not include the two put positions (SPY Put Spread & IWM Puts) from the last two weeks because there is still time for the market to reverse.

"Buying Puts at just the right time is only the beginning. Then you have to pick the right option and size it correctly. After that, you have to carefully manage any gains because if you don't, winning Puts have a tendency to give back gains quickly. This takes a deeper understanding of what you're doing. But if you can do all that, Puts can give you the biggest gains of your life."

- Felix Frey

WINNING PICKS PREMIUM SERVICE

Buying Puts on 53 ETFs (SPY, ARKK, IWM, HYG) Between November 2019 - January 2022

49% Reach Triple-Digit Returns!!!

how to buy puts - chart 2021-2022

"Buying Puts at just the right time is only the beginning. Then you have to pick the right option and size it correctly. After that, you have to carefully manage any gains because if you don't, winning Puts have a tendency to give back gains quickly. This takes a deeper understanding of what you're doing. But if you can do all that, Puts can give you the biggest gains of your life."

- Felix Frey

WINNING PICKS PREMIUM SERVICE

Buying Puts on 53 ETFs (SPY, ARKK, IWM, HYG) Between November 2019 - January 2022

49% Reach Triple-Digit Returns!!!

how to buy puts - chart 2021-2022

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Top Options Expert Shows You How to Buy Puts 

how to buy puts

An underappreciated part of options trading is knowing how to buy puts. And let's be clear upfront, I'm not talking about pressing buttons on an App.

Anyone can understand that.

I'm talking about knowing how to buy put options to increase your chances of long-term success within a larger options trading strategy.

Stocks Go Up, So Why Buy Puts?

Most beginner investors generally think about buying Call options. And why not?

Markets have proven to go up over time. Since the 2020 Covid low, the S&P500 seemed to go up every day.

But there’s another reason. 

Call options have an embedded hedge, meaning you can only lose the amount of money you put in. This makes it easy to rationalize that buying Put options to profit when markets go down isn't necessary.

To some extent that's fair.

But once you start buying several Call options in different stocks, your account simply grows into a leveraged long portfolio.

And portfolios need hedges.

Buying Puts is a Process

Here's the harsh reality.

If you're playing options, then sooner or later you’ll figure out the importance of knowing how to buy puts. 

Unfortunately, most investors learn that the hard way... after taking serious losses when the market turns lower.

And even if you understand Put Options, the process of trading them is not so easy.

Yes, Puts make money when the markets go down, but even then they often end up as losers. 

Knowing how to buy puts involves a process with several parts:

  • When do you buy puts?
  • Which puts do you buy?
  • How many puts do you buy?
  • When do you sell them?

In a nutshell, understanding how to buy puts is a learned skill that requires a strong fundamental understanding of options, pattern recognition, and experience.


"Buying Puts?  

But Markets Go Up & Always Bounce Back."

- Most New Investors that Discover Options

OptionsGeek Members Know How to Buy Put Options

OptionsGeek's Winning Picks Premium Service buys options with great risk-reward opportunities.

The program generally buys Call Options on specific stocks and buys Put options on stocks and ETFs. While the ETF put options act as a hedge to our portfolio, I treat them as high-probability money-making positions. 

In a moment, I will show you every ETF Put option bought in Winning Picks Premium over the last two years. But first, let's take a look at the market (S&P 500) over that same time frame.

how to buy puts - SPY chart 2019-2022

"Portfolios need hedges."

- Felix Frey

Since November 2019 until January 2022, the market is UP 62%.

You can see in the SPY (S&P 500) chart above that it essentially went straight up except for 5 weeks in late-February to Mid-March.

It ain’t easy making money buying Puts in that environment.

But here’s some interesting facts about the Winning Picks Premium Service

There were 274 trade ideas during this time frame:

  • We bought ETF Puts 19.3% of the time, or 53x. This does not include buying Puts on stocks.
  • For ETF Puts, we mainly buy SPY puts, but we're also buying Puts in ARKK, IWM, and HYG.
  • 26 of the 53 ETF puts reached triple-digit returns. That’s 49%!
  • Only 11 of 51** puts, or 21.5%, expired in positive territory.
  • 32 of 51** ETF puts, or 62.7%, expired at $0.

What does this Buying Put data mean?

The 49% stat should tell you that I have done a phenomenal job choosing the right time frames to hedge.

Yes, it’s 50-50 to be right guessing up or down. But that stat is not just about direction.

You must be right on the direction AND (a capital “and”) the put option must reach TRIPLE-DIGIT returns!

Options Plan Tips

Trust me, the last part of that requirement is most difficult.

Maybe more interestingly, only 21.5% of all these hedges ended positive. This means that buying puts in these ETFs lost money 78.5% of the time if you held them until expiration.

And worse, 62.7% of these ETF put options expired at $0!

OptionsGeek Members rarely hold options until expiration and certainly do not ride them to $0. We strategically manage the risk with predetermined markers.

When trading options, it’s crucial to have a plan that manages the gains as they happen, especially when buying puts because put options tend to give back any big gains quicker than Call options. 

An Options Plan is a key focus at OptionsGeek.


** I did not include the two put positions (SPY Put Spread & IWM Puts) from the last two weeks because there is still time for the market to reverse.

"Buying Puts at just the right time is only the beginning. Then you have to pick the right option and size it correctly. After that, you have to carefully manage any gains because if you don't, winning Puts have a tendency to give back gains quickly. This takes a deeper understanding of what you're doing. But if you can do all that, Puts can give you the biggest gains of your life."

- Felix Frey

WINNING PICKS PREMIUM SERVICE

Buying Puts on 53 ETFs

(SPY, ARKK, IWM, HYG) Between November 2019 - January 2022

49% Reach Triple-Digit Returns!!!

how to buy puts - chart 2021-2022

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