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

In this edition, Andrew and Jeff analyze Apple. Investors should always 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 Options co-advisor Jeff Fischer sits down with fellow Fool Andrew Tonner to talk about how investors can use options to protect a stock they want to continue holding but fear might decline as well.

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