BULL CALL SPREAD
For bullish investors who want a nice low risk, limited return strategy without buying or selling the underlying stock, bull call spreads are a great alternative. The bull call spread involves buying and selling the same number of call options at different strike prices.
BULL PUT SPREAD
For bullish investors who want a nice low risk, limited return strategy, bull put spreads are another alternative. The bull put spread involves buying and selling the same number of put options at different strike prices.....
For aggressive investors who are bullish about the short-term prospects for a stock, buying calls can be an excellent way to capture the upside potential with limited downside risk.
For conservative investors, selling calls against a long stock position can be an excellent way to generate income without assuming the risks associated with uncovered calls. In this case, investors would sell one call contract for each 100 shares of stock they own.
CALL BACK SPREAD
For bullish investors who expect big moves in already volatile stocks, call back spreads are a great limited risk, unlimited reward strategy. The trade itself involves selling a call (or calls) at a lower strike and buying a greater number of calls at a higher strike price.
For bullish investors who are interested in buying a stock at a price below the current market price, selling naked puts can be an excellent strategy. In this case, however, the risk is substantial because the writer of the option is obligated to purchase the stock at the strike price regardless of where the stock is trading.