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Hi gang,

I have got a great education going through this site and messageboard. Thanks for the fantastic work on asset allocation and Safe Withdrawl Rates.

I had a question regarding whether this board has studied insuring the portfolio against catastrophic losses by buying Puts or by other mechanisms. Given that withdrawl from portfolio in really bad years hurts the most, it might be worthwhile to buy some insurance protection against that.

Could this be done by buying puts against the ETFs?
Whether premium paid to buy puts is worth it or is it a drag on the PF? Does it make sense in short term / mid term / long term?
Does it at all increase SWR?

Since I have not purchased any Puts or LEAPS so I might be way off base here. Any pointers are much appreciated.



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