These questions might sound trivial, and perhaps they are, but I am new to the forum. Basically, if I choose to sell put options, I will be paid money if the stock price on the expiration date is higher than the strike price? (all while not buying the stock) Conversely, I will be required to buy the stock (100 shares, assuming one contract) if the stock price falls below the strike price? (I will still be paid money from the contract) If the strike price is set at like 85...and the stock at the time the contract expires falls to 75 or something, I am required to purchase 100 shares at 85, correct? This sounds like something that would be a strong strategy if you were interested in buying an individual stock and holding it for a bit?