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Putting on the Collar: Using Options to Hedge Risk
Released on Tuesday, September 27, 2022•OPTIONS
Buying puts to protect your long stock can be a great way to mitigate market risk—but how can you pay for it? By selling a call against the protective put, investors can create a collar around their stock position as a hedging tool, while still allowing for some upward market participation. Join OIC instructor Mark Benzaquen as he explores the basics as well as the complex nuances of this widely used defensive strategy.
Building on over 25 years in the financial industry, Mark Benzaquen's experience has enabled him to serve as an industry advocate for both individual investors and financial professionals alike. Mr. Benzaquen began his options career on the floor of the Cboe back in 1997 and enjoyed an almost 18-year career in the trading pits. In his role as principal of investor education at OCC, he is responsible for providing support to a comprehensive options resource center that provides information and education about options and supports all products traded on all OCC participant exchanges. Mr. Benzaquen also serves as an instructor and content creator of the Options Industry Council (OIC), conducting option seminars, presenting online webinars, and creating online education courses with a focus on options.
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