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Strategic Subtleties: Short Calls and Short Call Spreads

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To cap off this little mini-series on ‘Strategic Subtleties’, we compare and contrast a Short Call and a Short Call Spread. Here, these strategies are very similar, with the key difference being the risk that each one assumes. While a Short Call Spread offers us defined-risk, a Short Call does not. James, host of one of our newest shows, Resize & Analyze, joins the set again to discuss what we should consider when choosing between these two strategies.

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