Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) March 25, 2008
PowerOptions, one of the leading internet-based options trading data providers, announced the enhancement of their patented tools, SmartSearchXL, OneStrike, and SmartHistoryXL. These online option research tools now allow users to search for and back-test the Married Put and Married Call strategies.
The Married Put strategy is also referred to as a Protective Put. In a Married Put strategy, an investor will purchase shares of the underlying stock while purchasing an equivalent number of put contracts to protect the purchased shares of stock. The purchased put acts as insurance for the underlying shares as they have purchased the right to sell the shares of stock at the strike price between the time of purchase and the expiration date of the put.
The Married Call strategy is the reverse of a Married Put strategy. In a Married Call strategy an investor will short (sell) shares of the underlying stock while purchasing an equal number of call contracts to protect the short position. The purchased call acts as insurance for the sold shares in the event that the shorted stock increases in value.
"With the information and guidance available at poweropt.com, even novice investors can make themselves comfortable with using "puts" and "calls" to "reduce risk," wrote The New York Post in describing the capabilities of the PowerOptions strategies.
Accompanying these strategies are supporting calculations for Maximum Risk and % Risk, which can be used as screening variables for the SmartSearchXL tools. Both new tools provide investors even greater ability to invest with confidence and generate profits. PowerOptions brings together timely, essential data, extensive analysis, and comprehensive option information that provide the investor with a competitive edge.
About Power Options
Since 1997, PowerOptions has developed an array of online tools and strategies to enable investors to trade optionable stocks with confidence. Poweropt.com includes over 150 pages and covers 23 of the most popular and effective option strategies. PowerOptions extensive services offer the control and selectivity required to automatically sort, filter, and analyze the over 3,300 optionable stocks, indexes, and exchange-traded funds (ETF's) to find investments that meet any investor's profit goals and risk profile. Visit poweropt.com to learn more.