Bearish pressure on a stock can generate profits for short sellers. It can also earn money for option traders. Using a bear call spread, a net premium is earned, and this income will be pocketed if the stock makes just a modest decline.
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If you want a conservative option investment that controls losses, take a look at the butterfly strategy. This derivative tactic comes with finite profitability, but also downside protection. The butterfly play is best for stocks that have low volatility.
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