Ratio Spread

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Ratio Spread

Constructed with either puts or calls, the strategy consists of buying a certain amount of options and then selling a larger quantity of more out-of-the-money options.

Ratio Spread

An option strategy that involves buying a certain number of option contracts and selling a different number (according to a stated ratio) of options on the same underlying asset with the same expiration date but with a different strike price. One hopes to profit from the change in price of the underlying asset over the life of the options, but a ratio spread is most useful when one does not expect the price to be volatile.
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03 ratio spreads enables the powerful HEMI Hellcat to operate in its most efficient mode, more frequently, while delivering 160-millisecond shifts and rev-matching for enhanced performance.
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After a chapter on basic concepts and vocabulary, the workbook explains puts and calls, the covered call, and directional and nondirection dependent strategies, and looks at volatility, ratio spreads and backspreads, and current technology available to professional options traders.
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In his interview with the newsletter, Dell Treasurer Kaye denied the company constructed calendar spreads, in which dates on the puts and calls are mismatched, or ratio spreads, in which principal amounts are not matched.
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