This blog focuses mainly on selling “cash-secured” put options on high-quality, dividend-paying stocks. Selling put options is an income-producing options strategy that is the technical equivalent of a “covered call” strategy (a very conservative options strategy in which you sell calls against shares of stock you already own), except it uses put options and doesn’t involve owning the stock beforehand.

It offers the conservative, income-oriented investor/trader a potential “win-win” situation – either by collecting the premium from put options sales, or by ending up owning quality dividend-paying stocks at prices below (sometimes far below) the current market. For more, see this blog’s introductory post on selling put options.