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Option spread

The trading of options of the same class at the same time in order to profit from changes in the size of the spread between different options.
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Option Spread

An investment strategy in which one has a long position on an option contract while having a short position on another option on the same underlying asset, with a different strike price and/or expiration date. One uses an option spread to profit from price movements in the underlying asset. There are a number of different kinds of option spreads. See also: Call Spread, Put spread.
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