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  • Long Butterfly Spread with Puts

    A long put butterfly spread is a combination of a short put spread and a long put spread, with the spreads converging at strike B. Ideally, you want the puts with strikes A and B to...

  • Short Put Spread

    A short put spread obligates you to buy the stock at strike price B if the option is assigned but gives you the right to sell stock at strike price A. A short put spread is an alternative...

  • Skip Strike Butterfly with Calls

    You can think of this strategy as embedding a short call spread inside a long call butterfly spread. Essentially, you’re selling the short call spread to help pay for the butterfly....

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    Compare implied and historical volatility for an underlying stock or index with listed options – in a clean, easy-to-read graphical interface.

     

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Trader Network Perspectives

Bought to Open WFC Jan 17 2015 $35.00 Put at 3.82 Continuing my long position in the financials. I also have an open order on BAC, this is a long term play as I think you will see continued strength in the financials in the next two years. WFC just...

Question about exercising put options Right on, Spshapiro. You raise some excellent points about how long put options work and the fact that investors have several choices in how to profit from this scenario.</br> <br>...

Pairs trade Pairs trading may be a broader term than i believed tree, but i am referring to having an opposing trade in two different underlyings. e.g.(very random and not one i am considering) i am...

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