Spy Put Hedge

SPY PUT Options Are Profitable Due To 2 Key Trading Options Elements

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SPY PUT Options Are Profitable Due To 2 Key Trading Options Elements

Regular readers know that I use buying SPY PUT options as a hedge against market declines. There are two key elements that continue to make my SPY PUT options trades consistently successful. 1) Having confidence in my market timing indicators when they show that market direction is lower. For example on Monday after the market close I wrote my market direction / market timing column which indicated that the market direction for Tuesday was down. I don’t second guess my market direction outlook when Trading…

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SPY PUT Options (SPDR 500 ETF) And Hedging With Options In A Lackluster Market

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SPY PUT Options (SPDR 500 ETF) And Hedging With Options In A Lackluster Market

The SPY PUT (SPDR 500 ETF) remains my favorite method of Hedging With Options. This present correction which is now into its fourth month has worked very well for my SPY PUT Hedge. In this correction to date, the stock market was down about 10% at its worst. Meanwhile my SPDR 500 ETF hedge or Spy Put Hedge is now covering 3.6% of my total portfolio. In other words my hedging with options strategy using the spy put options has earned $27930.00 against my entire…

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SPDR 500 ETF – Hedging With Options Using The SPY PUT

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SPDR 500 ETF – Hedging With Options Using The SPY PUT

SPDR 500 ETF when it was first introduced in 1993 delighted me as within weeks of paper trading I realized that it offered the very best means for hedging with options using the SPY PUT. At the outset of using the SPDR 500 ETF I made lots of mistakes as I tried hedging with options. I bought both spy calls and spy put options depending on the market direction as I tried to time the market and benefit from either direction. When the market trended…

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SPY PUT – Hedge With Options – 5 Key Points

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SPY PUT – Hedge With Options – 5 Key Points

SPY PUT hedge is without doubt my favorite method of protecting my entire portfolio. Why more investors do not hedge with options, is a question I am often asked. I have no answer. Today is an excellent example. Yesterday the market shot up on unconfirmed news that a 2 trillion-dollar amount was being rumored as the size of a fund to try to turn the tide on the European Debt Crisis. Exactly how piling more debt on already unmanageable debt is going to help is…

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Market Direction – Wrong! Crash Ahead?

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Market Direction – Wrong! Crash Ahead?

I was definitely wrong on my market direction call just two days ago on Sep 7 – Gotta Love This Volatility. While I did indicate that I think the S&P 500 will test 1000, it is just that I didn’t think it would happen overnight. Greek Bonds are unbelievable. Two year terms are yielding over 61% and 1 year are over 90%. On June 2 2011 I wrote an article about the Greek Debt Crisis – Investors are Unprepared, in which I mentioned how my…

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SPY Put – Back To The 5 Period SMA

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SPY Put – Back To The 5 Period SMA

Today’s market volatility is simply excellent for the SPY Put Trade. I must admit that I am enjoying this volatility. I realize that many investors are not and I sympathize, but this is what investing is all about and I don’t believe the European Debt Crisis and Banking crisis are going to go away any time soon. I also don’t believe the economy is going to rebound any time soon as well, so volatility is probably here for some time. My SPY Put Trade though,…

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SPY PUT – Hedge Trade

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SPY PUT – Hedge Trade

Today I again I moved back to the SPY Put hedge and purchased SPY Puts. First I purchased September 121 puts at the open as the market raced higher on the unemployment news. This though was short lived and shortly after noon the market hit a new intraday low and I sold the first lot. Towards’s the day’s close I picked up a second lot of SPY Puts. Again I picked the Sept 17 121 Spy Put.…

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