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Strategy Discussions

These Strategy Discussions* are designed to assist advisors in understanding how various options strategies could work for their clients.

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Spreads: Debit or Credit

Spreads are an essential part of many traders’ arsenal. They add flexibility, a range of risk-reward profiles and the ability to trade virtually any market forecast: bullish, bearish, calm or volatile.


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*Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. The strategies discussed are for educational and illustrative purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to buy or sell securities. Commissions, taxes and transaction costs are not included. Please contact a tax advisor for the tax implications involved in these strategies.

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