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April 17, 2015:   Instead of using a vertical spread to reduce the total principle at risk, could a trader reduce the position size and leave off the 'cap on profit' by selling other options? 
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April 10, 2015:   Can you explain the Iron Condor strategy? 
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March 27, 2015:   Can you explain the Iron Butterfly strategy? 
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March 20, 2015:   Can you explain how to construct a collar strategy? 
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February 27, 2015:   Is there a strategy that, in some instances, may help improve the chances of getting out of a losing trade with a small profit? 
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February 20, 2015:   Can you explain what happens when you get assigned on a credit spread? 
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February 18, 2015:   Can you explain the potential opportunities and risks associated with the bear credit spread strategy? 
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February 18, 2015:   Can you explain the explain potential opportunities and risks associated with the bull credit spread strategy? 
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January 23, 2015:   Can you explain the potential opportunities and risks associated with the short straddle strategy? 
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January 16, 2015:   Can you explain the potential opportunities and risks associated with selling put options? 
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