An Interesting And Inexpensive Hedge Against Downside Risk

| November 3, 2022


Hedging against a big stock selloff can be expensive when using options. One way to reduce the cost is by using options spreads. A more complex spread that can be useful in this situation is a put butterfly.

A strategist bought over 20,000 put butterflies in SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) that expire at the end of November. The position can pay off if the market drops about 20%, which is why this is likely a cheap hedge against an unknown event.

Watch this short video to learn more.

This post originally appeared at Investors Alley.

Category: Options Trading Strategy

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