A bear call spread is a limited-risk, limited-reward strategy, consisting of one short call option.
A bear put spread consists of buying one put and selling another put, at a lower strike, to offset part of the upfront cost.
This strategy is the combination of a bear call spread and a bear put spread.
This strategy is used to arbitrage a put that is overvalued because of its early-exercise feature.
This strategy consists of buying puts as a means to profit if the stock price moves lower.
The initial cost to initiate this strategy is rather low, and may even earn a credit, but the downside potential is substantial.
This strategy consists of writing an uncovered call option.
This strategy can profit from a steady stock price, or from a falling implied volatility.
A candidate for bearish investors who wish to profit from a depreciation in the stock's price.
This strategy combines a long call and a short stock position.
This strategy is essentially a short futures position on the underlying stock.