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Scaling Up With Options: Wider Spreads vs More Contracts

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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

As traders get more comfortable with various mechanics and market environments, it's natural to build a risk tolerance and to feel compelled to scale a portfolio accordingly. But what is the optimal method to do so? Nick Battista explains why options traders should consider widening a spread strategy instead of adding more contracts.

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