The following video is part of a special series in which Motley Fool analyst Dave Meier and "Options Whiz" Alex Pape discuss how to make 2012 the year YOU master the market.

In this edition, Dave and Alex analyze E-Commerce China Dangdang. Investors like to invest in stocks they love. However, they might not realize other investing strategies can complement their holdings in a number of ways. In this article series, part of our Options Education Month, Motley Fool analysts/advisor Dave Meier and Alex Pape explain one specific strategy to help boost your portfolio's performance through the use of options.                

Alex Pape owns shares of no companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Wal-Mart Stores and Amazon.com. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of eBay, Wal-Mart Stores, and Amazon.com. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a diagonal call position in Wal-Mart Stores. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended writing puts in eBay. 

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