This strategy consists of buying one call option and selling another at a higher strike price to help pay the cost.
A bull put spread is a limited-risk, limited-reward strategy, consisting of a short put option and a long put option with a lower strike.
This strategy allows an investor to purchase stock at the lower of strike price or market price during the life of the option.
The cash-secured put involves writing a put option and simultaneously setting aside the cash to buy the stock if assigned.
The investor adds a collar to an existing long stock position as a temporary, slightly less-than-complete hedge against the effects of a possible near-term decline.
This strategy consists of writing a call that is covered by an equivalent long stock position.
This strategy profits if the underlying stock moves up to, but not above, the strike price of the short calls.
This strategy is appropriate for a stock considered to be fairly valued.
This strategy is the combination of a bull call spread and a bull put spread.
This strategy profits if the underlying stock is at the body of the butterfly at expiration.
The initial cost to initiate this strategy is rather low, and may even earn a credit, but the upside potential is unlimited.
This strategy is simple. It consists of acquiring stock in anticipation of rising prices.
A naked put involves writing a put option without the reserved cash on hand to purchase the underlying stock.
This strategy consists of adding a long put position to a long stock position.
This strategy can profit from a slightly falling stock price, or from a rising stock price.
Originally bullish and long shares, the investor is now looking to recover some or all of the original investment prior to exiting the long stock position as share prices have declined.
This strategy is essentially a long futures position on the underlying stock.