# Math Help - Short question, asap

1. ## Short question, asap

For a long put option, should the current stock price (not the stock price at maturity) be higher than the strike price?

2. Originally Posted by mhnsf22
For a long put option, should the current stock price (not the stock price at maturity) be higher than the strike price?
A put values the amount the strike price is over the stock price. If you are long in a put, you want K > S. However, if you are short, then you want S > K.

3. I see. Thank you!
Can you please take a look at my other question under the title "Short question"?