Bullish, Bearish and Neutral
This section covers various options trading strategies designed for bullish or bearish outlooks.
The Short Straddle
The short straddle is an options strategy that can be used if an investor thinks a stock, index or ETF is going to trade in a narrow range until expiration. This is an advanced strategy for experienced options traders that usually requires a margin account. The short straddle captures premium by leveraging time decay of a short at-the-money call and put. Learn the basics of this strategy in the video.
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Calendar Spread Trading Strategies Explained
Time spreads, also known as calendar or horizontal spreads, can be a great options strategy. Generally, they involve both short- and long-term positions over differing expiration months that can be used as bullish, bearish or neutral strategies, making them appropriate for a number of investment scenarios.Watch Now