Naked option strategies

An unhedged strategy making exclusive use of one of the following: Long call strategy (buying call options ), short call strategy (selling or writing call options), Long put strategy (buying put options ), and short put strategy (selling or writing put options). By themselves, these positions are called naked strategies because they do not involve an offsetting or risk-reducing position in another option or the underlying security. Related: covered option strategies. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • naked option strategies — An unhedged strategy making exclusive use of one of the following: short call strategy (selling or writing call options), and short put strategy (selling or writing put options). By themselves, these positions are called naked strategies because… …   Financial and business terms

  • covered option strategies — strategies that involve a position in an option as well as a position in the underlying stock, designed so that one position will help offset any unfavorable price movement in the other, including covered call writing and protective put (… …   Financial and business terms

  • hedge option strategies — strategies that involve a position in an option as well as a position in the underlying stock, designed so that one position will help offset any unfavorable price movement in the other, including covered call writing and protective put (… …   Financial and business terms

  • Covered or hedge option strategies — Strategies that involve a position in an option as well as a position in the underlying stock, designed so that one position will help offset any unfavorable price movement in the other, including covered call writing and protective put buying.… …   Financial and business terms

  • covered or hedge option strategies — strategies that involve a position in an option as well as a position in the underlying stock, designed so that one position will help offset any unfavorable price movement in the other, including covered call writing and protective put (… …   Financial and business terms

  • Naked call — A naked call occurs when a speculator writes (sells) a call option on a security without ownership of that security. It is one of the riskiest options strategies because it carries unlimited risk as opposed to a naked put where the maximum loss… …   Wikipedia

  • naked call —  An option to buy a stock that is not actually owned by the seller of the option.  ► “Some employ an array of strategies such as buying on credit, writing naked call options and using other forms of LEVERAGE.” (Wall Street Journal, March 14, 1996 …   American business jargon

  • naked strategies — Writing an option without owning the underlying asset. holder is naked because holder may have agreed to sell something not owned. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • covered option — option position that is offset by an equal and opposite position in the underlying security. Antithesis of naked option ( naked option strategies). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * covered option covered option ➔ option * * * covered option… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stock option return — calculations provide investors an easy metric for comparing stock option positions. For example, for two stock option positions which appear identical, the potential stock option return may be useful for determining which position has the highest …   Wikipedia


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