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A position in which an investor is long (or short) on an out-of-the-money put, long (or short) on an opposite out-of-the-money call in addition to being long (or short) on the underlying asset. Both options have the same expiration date. A fence position sets a floor and ceiling for the underlying asset and limits potential losses for the investor. It is often used by traders in farm commodities.
An investment position consisting of being long (or short) a stock or commodity, being long (or short) an out-of-the-money put, and being short (or long) an out-of-the-money call. Both options have the same expiration date.