Time for Puts and Stop-Loss Orders?

News Article | June 22, 2017 | By Sierra Investment Management

Barron’s (June 22, 2017): Is it time to break out the puts and stop-loss orders for your clients?

Market professionals say the calm but expensive market presents an opportunity for investors buy options inexpensively, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Stop-loss orders are also meant to limit an investor’s downside on a specific holding. Made with a broker, such orders trigger the sale of an investment if its price falls by a specified level.

Because stop-loss orders execute automatically once set, they can take the emotion out of selling a holding, says Terri Spath, chief investment officer at Santa Monica, Calif.-based Sierra Investment Management.

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