options instead of stop losses.

Discussion in 'Options' started by jem, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. jem


    It has been a while since I have used options as a stop loss. So here is my question. If you have a few shares of a stock that went up a great deal and you dont want to dump it.

    You could buy puts.
    I would guess you could put on a ratio backspread.

    What are the pros and cons.


    Example 100 or more shares of etn. Lets say you would put in a stop 10 -15 points lower.

    What would you do with options instead?

    Basically I am saying I no longer have access to option vue, so what should I do in this particular case and so the thread is worth while to others, what is a good practice?