No. of Recommendations: 1
I've already forgotten what he called "the worst strategy ever", and I'm too lazy to open another browser window and go look for it. Let's say it was buying calls.

The opposite side of buying a call is selling the same call. It is not selling or buying a put. That is a completely different transaction.

It was a covered call strategy that was called the worst ("bar none"), which is equivalent to selling a put. So buying a put would be the opposite.
Print the post  


The Retirement Investing Board
This is the board for all discussions related to Investing for and during retirement. To keep the board relevant and Foolish to everyone, please avoid making any posts pertaining to political partisanship. Fool on and Retire on!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.