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Options Buying vs Options Selling

Options are considered attractive  trading vehicle  used by stock market participants. Today, we will discuss the details of buying and selling options, and the underlying goal, maximum reward, and maximum risk of each trading strategy.

Buying Puts

If You want to get profits from a falling asset viz. Index OR Stock, you can purchase Put Options. When the underlying asset fall more, value of put will increase. Also Puts are utilised for hedging long positions in assets to protect downside. When stock in holding fall then put will reap profits cutting losses.

Selling Puts

It appears reverse of what we do in option buying but the major difference lies in risk, reward as well as margin requirements. Mostly Puts are sold to take premium available expecting that asset has taken some major support and it may not fall from here. So When Asset rises from there or even stays there, we eat premium and earn expected profit.

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