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[ December 3, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 55384 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

I have strapped on quite a few of these vertical bull call spreads across many asset classes this year, and they are a major reason why I am up 12%, twice the return of the S&P 500 and three times the Dow industrial average. To understand this trade, I have used Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) as an example today. I have been positive about this company for some time now. Buy the Facebook November 2016 $115-$120 in-the-money bull call spread at $4.02 or best. To accomplish this, execute the following trades (these use Wednesday’s closing prices): Buy 25 November 2016 Facebook $115 calls at $15.30. Sell short 25 November 2016 Facebook $120 calls at $11.28. Net Cost: $4.02 This gets traders into the position at $4.02, which cost them $10,050 ($4.02 per option x 100 shares per option x 25 contracts). The vertical part of the description of this trade refers to … Continue reading

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