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Selling a Put is opposite of buying a Put. An investor buys Put when he is bearish on a
stock. An investor Sells Put when he is Bullish about the stock – expects the stock price to
rise or stay sideways at the minimum. When you sell a Put, you earn a Premium (from the
buyer of the Put). You have sold someone the right to sell you the stock at the strike price.
If the stock price increases beyond the strike price, the short put position will make a profit
for the seller by the amount of the premium, since the buyer will not exercise the Put option
and the Put seller can retain the Premium (which is his maximum profit). But, if the stock
price decreases below the strike price, by more than the amount of the premium, the Put
seller will lose money. The potential loss being unlimited (until the stock price fall to zero).

When to Use: Investor
is very Bullish on the
stock / index. The main
idea is to make a short
term income.
Risk: Put Strike Price –
Put Premium.
Reward: Limited to the
amount of Premium
Breakeven: Put Strike
Price – Premium

Mr. XYZ is bullish on Nifty when it is at 4191.10. He sells a
Put option with a strike price of Rs. 4100 at a premium of
Rs. 170.50 expiring on 31st July. If the Nifty index stays
above 4100, he will gain the amount of premium as the Put
buyer won’t exercise his option. In case the Nifty falls
below 4100, Put buyer will exercise the option and the Mr.
XYZ will start losing money. If the Nifty falls below
3929.50, which is the breakeven point, Mr. XYZ will lose
the premium and more depending on the extent of the fall
in Nifty.

Strategy : Sell Put Option


Current Nifty indexCurrent Nifty index                                             4191.10
Put Option Strike Price (Rs.)                                                  4100
Mr. XYZ receives Premium (Rs.)                                                 170.5
  Break Even Point (Rs.)
(Strike Price – Premium)*

* Breakeven Point is from the point of Put Option Buyer


ANALYSIS: Selling Puts can lead to regular income in a rising or range bound markets. But it
should be done carefully since the potential losses can be significant in case the price of the stock
/ index falls. This strategy can be considered as an income generating strategy.

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