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Today’s Topics

Quick review of vertical spreads

Entering spread orders


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Presentation Outline

Vertical Spread Basics
Bull & Bear Spreads Defined
Mechanics at Expiration

Important Concepts of Option Prices
Price Behavior of Vertical Spreads
Entering Spread Orders

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Summary - Trade the Market

Avoid the risks of trading individual stocks.

Broad-Based Index Options:

Trade the “Whole Market”

Narrow-Based Index Options:

Trade the “Sectors You Know”

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Thank You for Attending

Contact us at:
The Options Institute

1-877-THE-CBOE then press 4,3

Questions: [email protected]


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