Options - Short Put

Motley Fool  Sep 22  Comment 
Selling or writing a put places you on the short side of the contract.
FX Street  Dec 10  Comment 
In the last two weeks’ articles ( here and here ), I wrote about the equivalence between two... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Forbes  Jul 18  Comment 
The following story appears in the August 6, 2012 issue of Forbes magazine. 
My Trader's Journal  Mar 4  Comment 
After I bought a March SSO put earlier this week the market turned to let me know my timing was less than ideal.  I could've bought the put at half the price the following day, but decided to stay long with the idea that it'll continue to add...
FX Street  Jan 25  Comment 
In my recent options class at our center in New York City, some of the attendees were having a hard... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.


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Short Put

A Bullish options strategy that involves selling short or "writing" a put option. When the stock rises above the strike price of the short put by expiration, the put options expire worthless and entire premium from its sale is earned.

The seller of the short put (gets the premium) is betting the stock price will be above the strike price on expiration so he can keep the premium.

The buyer of the short put (pays the premium) bets the stock price will be below the strike price on expiration so he can sell the shares at the strike price, i.e., above the (then) market price.

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