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Portfolio insurance  

Definition 1.

A strategy using a leveraged portfolio in the underlying stock to create a synthetic put option. The strategy's goal is to ensure that the value of the portfolio does not fall below a certain level.
 

Definition 2.

A strategy of hedging a stock portfolio against market risk by selling stock index futures short or buying stock index put options.
 

Definition 3.

A method of hedging a portfolio of stocks against the market risk by short selling stock index futures. It also refers to brokerage insurance such as the SIPC.
 
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