Buying the put gives you the right to sell the stock at strike price A. Because you’ve also sold the call, you’ll be obligated to sell the stock at strike price B if the option is assigned.
You can think of a collar as simultaneously running a protective put and a covered call. Some investors think this is a sexy trade because the covered call helps to pay for the protective put. So you’ve limited the downside on the stock for less than it would cost to buy a put alone, but there’s a tradeoff.
Many investors will run a collar when they’ve seen a nice run-up on the stock price, and they want to protect their unrealized profits against a downturn.
Some investors will try to sell the call with enough premium to pay for the put entirely. If established for net-zero cost, it is often referred to as a “zero-cost collar.” It may even be established for a net credit, if the call with strike price B is worth more than the put with strike price A.
Some investors will establish this strategy in a single trade. For every 100 shares they buy, they’ll sell one out-of-the-money call contract and buy one out-of-the-money put contract. This limits your downside risk instantly, but of course, it also limits your upside.
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19.5% of retail investors now own the stock market
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The explosion of retail investors buying into the stock market has risen from 10.1%in 2010 and 14.9% in 2019 to its current high. These are based on stats from Bloomberg Intelligence in June 2020.
As retail investors flood the market through easy-to-access brokerage firms, low-cost financial products, and a low-interest-rate environment it becomes more imperative to leverage high-quality institutional-grade strategies to meet your performance goals.
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$86 trillion global equity market is currently split between these different economies. The US market is the deepest most liquid 3.9x the size of the next largest china. This means more opportunities for retail investors.
5.5% Hong Kong
3.3% United Kingdom
8.6% Developed Markets
5.9% Emerging Markets
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