The following video is part of a special series in which Motley Fool analyst Eric Bleeker and "Options Whiz" Jeff Fischer discuss how to make 2012 the year YOU master the market.

In this edition, Eric and Jeff analyze BMC Software. The company has a strong underlying business but is a bit of a turnaround story as it reorganizes its sales division. In the video below, Jeff describes how investors can protect downside while waiting for BMC to complete its sales overhaul.

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