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The Complete Guide to Option Selling: How Selling Options Can Lead to Stellar Returns in Bull and Bear Markets, 3rd Edition by Michael Gross, James Cordier

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Recommended Spreads: The Few and the Proud

Spread Strategies That Really Work for the Individual Investor

As you have seen in previous chapters, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of ways to combine options of long/short, put/call, strikes/months, and more—all in an effort to gain an edge on the market. Yet few actually offer a nonprofessional, individual trader advantages that are applicable in most real-life situations.

This chapter is about the few option spreads that do offer you an advantage. We have spent the better part of our careers separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to option spreads. And one thing I can tell you is that there is a lot of chaff.

However, the spreads you will read about here have proven their mettle ...

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