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Call Spread

An option spread in which one has a long position in a call while having a short position on another call on the same underlying asset with a different strike price and/or expiration date. One uses a call spread to profit from price movements in the underlying asset. See also: Put spread.

call spread

An option position in which a call is purchased while another call on the same security is sold short. The two calls have different strike prices, different expiration dates, or both. Also called option spread. Compare put spread. See also spread.
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