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Nasdaq 100 Index Options (NDX)
If an investor is bullish on the NDX, one possible strategy to consider is a NDX
Bull Call Spread - buy calls at a lower strike price, and sell calls at a higher
If an investor believes that the VIX® and VXNSM indexes are at relatively
low levels, and that volatility could increase in the near future, one strategy
that could be considered is a long straddle, where the investor buys index calls
The protective QQQ collar strategy provides downside protection through the use
of index put options, and finances the purchase of the puts through the sale of
short index call options, in effect trading away some upside potential.
A "buy-write" or “covered call” strategy can appeal to:
(1) An investor who is neutral to moderately bullish on some equities in his/her
(2) An investor who is willing to limit his/her upside potential in exchange for
some downside protection; and
(3) An investor who would like to be paid for assuming the obligation of selling
a particular stock at a specified price.