The strategies listed here are a collection of beginner level discussions, each of which includes a hypothetical example to illustrate possible strategy outcomes. These discussions and materials are for educational purposes only and are not intended to provide investment advice. Investment decisions should not be made based upon the examples included in these discussions and materials. Please review the Options Disclosure Document in conjunction with these strategy discussions.Try our Trading Tool: TradeBuilder with Trade Analyzer, an innovative strategy development tool that lets you compare up to 40 option strategies against simply going long or short the stock (or ETF). TradeBuilder not only ranks prospective strategies, but also provides information regarding each strategy's risk profile, and its maximum gain/loss potential.
This discussion covers speculative call buying to profit from an underlying stock price increase.
This discussion introduces the use of covered calls as a good investment tool for both increased return and limited downside price protection of a long position in the underlying stock.
This discussion introduces the use of a long put for downside price protection of a long position in the underlying stock. Learn how buying protective puts might make good investment sense.
This discussion covers speculative put buying to profit from an underlying stock price decrease.
Buying Index Puts To Hedge
This segment illustrates the possible outcome of buying puts to hedge the value of a portfolio.