Options Strategies

A covered call refers to a situation when one is long the stock and short the call. Covered calls allow the seller to hedge the downside risk of their stock.

The long guts option strategy is a volatility trade that is created when the trader believes that there will be a sharp move up, or down in the underlying. This options strategy involves buying an equal amount of ITM calls and puts, which have the same expiration date.

A straddle is an option strategy that involves buying 2 at the money options, one call and one put with the same strike price.

A married put is a hedging strategy used by traders to protect themselves against the downside risk associated with the underlying security for a predetermined amount of time.

A naked put is when an options trader sells the put without holding a short position in the security.

A short straddle is a play on low volatility and theta decay. It involves selling 1 at the money call and put at the same strike price with the expectation that the stock stays within a tight range.

The short strangle is a medium to high risk, limited reward, low volatility options strategy. The strategy is to sell OTM puts and OTM calls, with the same expiration date but different strike prices, which are equidistant from the current price of the underlying security.

A strangle option strategy is a basic volatility strategy which comes with low risk but will require dramatic price moves to pay out profitably.

Use synthetic calls to limit the risk of a stock free falling.

A vertical spread is an options strategy which allows option traders to bet on the direction of the market with a limited risk and limited return profile

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