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BCI PODCAST 67: Should We Use a Short Put to Help Fund a Collar Trade?

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When we add a protective put to a covered call trade we now have a collar trade. There are 3 legs to this trade: long stock, short call (the ceiling) and long put (the floor). Since we pay for the protective put insurance, our returns will suffer. This podcast evaluates the impact of selling a put to help fund the protective put. Pros and cons are analyzed using Nvidia Corp.

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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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