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Tackle Today: About the fear of Naked Puts

December 13, 2018

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≈ Your happy place. ≈

Selling Naked Puts can be intimidating for new traders.

The idea of entering a position that has a RISK OF ASSIGNMENT makes them avoid one of the most common cashflow strategies in the financial markets.

For them, getting assigned is like a punishment. A bad omen.

Far from the truth.

Here are two tips that will help you trade the Naked Puts and not feel damned when assigned:

1. Only sell puts against stocks you will be HAPPY to hold in your portfolio.
2. Sell puts at the strike price you would be HAPPY to buy the stock at.
3. Sell the number of contracts that corresponds to the number of shares you would hold in your portfolio in case of assignment. That must be in accordance with your money management rules. For example, if the max number of shares you can hold is 200, sell no more than 2 contracts.

See? We used the word HAPPY twice.

On January 2019 we will be releasing a brand new edition of the Tackle 25. The best candidates for cash flow strategies can be found there. Stay tuned.

Follow the tips we just gave you and all “losing” trades will be winning trades. You can look your family in their eyes and proudly say: “I got assigned.”

That’s a good omen.

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Chart of the day – USO (United States Oil Fund)

USO is an ETF. Traders are cautious due to the ugliness of the chart above but if you are an investor looking for cash flow, you will agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It is a relatively inexpensive vehicle with a nice cashflow expectation. Cash flowing on USO and with the proceedings buying some precious metals could be a happy place for many traders.

Answer these three simple questions:

– Will you be happy to hold USO in your portfolio?
– At which price you would be happy to buy its shares?
– How many shares can you hold in your portfolio at that price?

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