Let's say you believe in a market collapse and want to throw some money into puts on a BSC or GS etc. How do you know you'll get your money if you're right? How do you invest in a decline without having them steal all your money? it you own puts with E trade and they go under, how do you get your money? Is there anyway to avoid this type of risk? Does anyone know any foreign banks that allow you to trade options? Preferable ones with High reserve ratios, like Austria or Singapore, etc. Any I deas on this would be great. Thx.