OPTIONS STRATEGY GUIDE

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This page shows diagrams representing the profit/loss profiles for all 17 strategies. The strategies are divided into four groups (bullish, bearish, neutral and volatile) reflecting the possible views on the underlying stock or index. Click on a chart to go to the description of the strategy.
Note: the following charts are not to scale but merely diagramatic representations of the strategies.

Bullish


[ buy call | sell put | bull spread | diagonal spread ]

Bearish


[ buy put | sell call | bear spread | diagonal spread | put hedge ]

Neutral


[ sell straddle | sell strangle | long butterfly | calendar spread | covered call ]

Volatile


[ buy straddle | buy strangle | short butterfly ]

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