Investing in Options

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  1. Kidgas profile image76
    Kidgasposted 9 years ago

    Does anybody here actively invest in options like I do?  Just wondering if there are like minds to start some discussion.  Thanks.

  2. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 9 years ago

    Trade options? Attractive but too risky. Options will explode faster than propane.

  3. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    I Invest in Property Optons which are far less volitile than pork bellies etc.  If you have the right research tools and historicals and put in the time, then you can do exceptionally well in general commodities. Maintain a good exit strategy also.

  4. Kidgas profile image76
    Kidgasposted 9 years ago

    Risk is a matter of how you use options and the education that is associated with the trader.  It would be risky for me to fly a plane since I am uneducated, have no experience flying and no license.  However, my neighbor is a commercial pilot and for him to fly a plane is much less risky.  There is some risk but it is identifiable and much reduced.

    I use equity options on individual stocks to hedge my portfolio both retirement and taxable.  Many of my co-workers lost 40-50% of their retirement accounts with "professional" advisors.  I was down 18%.  The more I am learning, the more experience I gain, the better my results are getting.

    With education and experience, the risk can be mitigated.

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree - You Go Guy!

      1. Pearldiver profile image79
        Pearldiverposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  5. Christenstock profile image59
    Christenstockposted 9 years ago

    I hold some contracts, some puts mostly, but stock trading the down and dirty big boards is the one for me.

  6. Kidgas profile image76
    Kidgasposted 9 years ago

    I mainly use options for hedging my stock positions.

 
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