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BCI PODCAST 26. Selling Cash Secured Puts to Lower Cost Basis

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Selling out-of-the-money (OTM) cash-secured puts creates an opportunity to “buy a stock at a discount” if the put option is exercised. If unexercised, we generate a monthly cash flow via the option premium. When one of our stocks declines in value, we can lower our cost-basis by selling OTM puts. This podcast will detail such a series of trades with Halliburton Company (HAL).

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About Alan Ellman

Alan Ellman loves options trading so much he has written four top selling books on the topic of selling covered calls, one about put-selling and a sixth book about long-term investing. Alan is a national speaker for The Money Show, The Stock Traders Expo and the American Association of Individual Investors. He also writes financial columns for both US and International publications along with his own award-winning blog.. He is a retired dentist, a personal fitness trainer, successful real estate investor, but he is known mostly for his practical and successful stock option strategies.

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