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How Protective Puts Can Save Your Portfolio

What are the benefits of protective puts?

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How can protective puts add 2% to 4% growth to your portfolio

Is today’s roller-coaster market keeping you up at night? Have you considered using put options to protect your portfolio?

Nate Thomas, aka Trader Nate, is the creator of A Trader’s Education, a newsletter that helps people trade growth stocks and sell covered calls to beat the stock market.

On this episode of Queer Money®, Nate is back to discuss put options and share his cash-secured put strategy for protecting yourself from downside losses. Nate explains the pros and cons of engaging in cash-secured puts, describing why it’s a relatively low-risk strategy and how it works best in a down or sideways market.

Listen in to understand why you need a basic understanding of where a stock price moves to trade effectively, and learn how protective puts can save your retirement portfolio!

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Topics covered on trading protective puts

  • How a put option gives you the right to sell stock shares at a certain price
  • Nate’s cash-secured put strategy (and why you need cash to do it)
  • Why Nate suggests getting comfortable with call options before you try cash-secured puts
  • Who functions as the buyer and seller in a cash-secured put
  • The pros and cons of engaging in the cash-secured put strategy
  • How to request options trading ability from your broker
  • How the terms ‘strike price’ and ‘breakeven point’ apply to a cash-secured put
  • Using a cash-secured put to offset losses in a down or sideways market
  • Why Nate recommends trading cash-secured puts in your retirement account
  • How covered calls and protective puts can add an extra 2% to 4% growth to your portfolio
  • Why covered calls and protective puts are relatively low risk 
  • Why you need a basic understanding of where a stock price moves to trade effectively



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We’re David and John Auten-Schneider, the Debt Free Guys ( and hosts of the Queer Money® podcast. We help queer people (and allies) live fabulously not fabulously broke by helping them 1) pay off credit card debt, 2) become part- or full-time entrepreneurs and 3) save and invest for retirement.

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