# You asked: How do you calculate profit on a put option?

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## How does put option profit work?

A put option buyer makes a profit if the price falls below the strike price before the expiration. The exact amount of profit depends on the difference between the stock price and the option strike price at expiration or when the option position is closed.

## How is option put value calculated?

The value of a put option equals the excess of the price at which we can sell the underlying asset to the writer (i.e. the exercise price or the strike price) over the price at which the asset can be sold/purchased in the market.

## How do you profit off puts?

You make money with puts when the price of the option rises, or when you exercise the option to buy the stock at a price that’s below the strike price and then sell the stock in the open market, pocketing the difference. By buying a put option, you limit your risk of a loss to the premium that you paid for the put.

Which to choose? – Buying a call gives an immediate loss with a potential for future gain, with risk being is limited to the option’s premium. On the other hand, selling a put gives an immediate profit / inflow with potential for future loss with no cap on the risk.

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## What is the maximum loss on a put option?

As a put seller your maximum loss is the strike price minus the premium. To get to a point where your loss is zero (breakeven) the price of the option should not be less than the premium already received.

## What is a put option example?

Example of a put option

By purchasing a put option for \$5, you now have the right to sell 100 shares at \$100 per share. If the ABC company’s stock drops to \$80 then you could exercise the option and sell 100 shares at \$100 per share resulting in a total profit of \$1,500.

## When should you sell a put option?

Investors should only sell put options if they’re comfortable owning the underlying security at the predetermined price because you’re assuming an obligation to buy if the counterparty chooses to exercise the option.

## How do you close a put option?

If you are short (sold) a call, you have to “buy to close” that same exact call to close your position. If you own a put, you have to “sell to close” exactly the same put. And if you sold a put, you have to “buy to close” the put with the same strike price and expiration.

## How do puts work?

How does a put option work? Put options are in the money when the stock price is below the strike price at expiration. The put owner may exercise the option, selling the stock at the strike price. … If the stock price is above the strike price at expiration, the put is out of the money and expires worthless.

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