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QQQ Collar - Low-cost Protection of Tech-oriented Portfolio(PDF download):
The protective QQQ collar strategy provides downside protection through the use of index put options, and finances the purchase of the puts through the sale of short index call options, in effect trading away some upside potential.
QQQ Buy-write for Added Income (PDF download):
A "buy-write" or “covered call” strategy can appeal to:
(1) An investor who is neutral to moderately bullish on some equities in his/her portfolio;
(2) An investor who is willing to limit his/her upside potential in exchange for some downside protection; and
(3) An investor who would like to be paid for assuming the obligation of selling a particular stock at a specified price.