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Applies to derivative products. Strategy in the options market designed to take advantage of a fall in the price of a security or commodity, usually executed by buying a combination of calls and puts on the same security at different strike prices in order to profit as the security's price falls.
1. An option strategy that looks for maximum profit when the price of the underlying security declines. The strategy involves the simultaneous purchase and sale of options; puts or calls can be used. A higher strike price is purchased and a lower strike price is sold. The options should have the same expiration date.2. A trading strategy used by future traders who intend to profit from the decline in commodity prices while limiting the possibility of potentially damaging losses.
An option strategy designed to profit from a drop in a security's price, by selling a near-month futures contract and buying a deferred month futures contract.