Are you looking for a way to trade on the stock market without having to deal with all of the risks? The best option for you is to trade on the market – but to also use protective puts in order to reduce the amount of risk that you are taking with your stock.
These put options are an especially good idea if you are worried that the stock you already own might go down in price. If this is the case, then you should find somebody who is willing to sell you a put option for your stock. The put option is set up so that even if your stock loses value to the point where it is much lower than the strike price, you still have the option to sell at the agreed to strike price.
One thing that you should probably be concerned with if you are looking into buying protective puts is that they are generally expensive. Therefore, you will be purchasing rather high-cost insurance on your stock for these put options. In some cases, however, you may be grateful. If the market (or just the stock you own) are relatively high risk, and fluctuate quite a bit, then it is recommended that you purchase protective put options as well in order to make sure that you do not lose all of your money should the stock prices plummet.
There is no limit to the amount of money that you can gain. For this reason, it might be a better choice for you to purchase a protective put on a relatively high risk security (like stock) than it would be to choose a low risk type of investment that is going to have a very low return. You will have to get a higher return on the stock to make sure that you make money on the transaction overall, but you will also not have to worry about the stock dropping below a certain price, since you’ll still be able to sell the stock for a higher price.
However, if you do not own stock that is likely to fluctuate in price, then you might not need a protective put. Every investor is different, however, you should definitely consider puts if you are concerned with the risk.