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A vertical spread is constructed by the purchase of a call (or put) and the sale of a call (or put) in the same stock and in the same month. The only difference between the two options is the strike price. For instance, a vertical spread can be constructed by purchasing the IBM June 55…click to read more.

Vertical Spreads

Saturday, December 1, 2007
Filed Under Intermediate Options Trading 

There are two main types of vertical spreads. There is the vertical call spread and the vertical put spread. Each spread allows you to do two things. First, you can buy it, making you long the vertical spread. Second, you can sell it making you short the vertical spread. Both can be employed to take…click to read more.

OPTION SPREAD TRADING

Friday, November 30, 2007
Filed Under Intermediate Options Trading 

We have demonstrated how well options function in unison with a stock position. They enhance potential gains, provide profit protection and limit the risk of the entire investment. They enable us to manage risk in a single stock as well as an entire portfolio. But, as good as options are in conjunction with stocks, they…click to read more.

Closing the Time Spread Position

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Filed Under Intermediate Options Trading 

It is important to remember that the time spread will leave you with several potential positions that can be altered by other options or stock in numerous ways. There are a number of decisions you must make to clarify your understanding and goals. First, it is important to understand what position you are going to…click to read more.

Rolling the Position Time spreads are unlike all the other strategies we have discussed before when we talk about rolling or continuing the position. In other strategies, the option component is limited to a single month. At expiration, the position disappears. It either transforms into stock or expires worthless leaving you with no option position.…click to read more.

Market Talk November 25th, 2007 – Part 1

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Filed Under Video Updates 

Market Talk November 25th, 2007 – Part 2

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Filed Under Video Updates 

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