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Options Made Easy: Your Guide to Profitable Trading, Second Edition by Guy Cohen

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Bull Call Spreads

The Bull Call spread is a bullish strategy that involves the following steps:

Step 1.
Buy lower strike calls.
Step 2.
Sell same number of higher strike calls with the same expiration date.

The lower strike calls will be more expensive than the higher strike calls, so this will be a NET DEBIT transaction, that is, you will pay for the trade from funds out of your trading account.

Diagram 7.1. Bull Call spread.

The Bull Call spread is a lower-risk alternative to buying a straight call. Let’s compare the risk profiles of these two strategies:

 Long callBull Call spread
Maximum riskCall premium paidNet debit of the spread (for ...

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