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Fundamental Options Positions & Variations

At the core of options trading, there are for types of positions you can hold. All other positions are variations and combinations of these four fundamentals.

  • Buying a call option

  • Selling a call option

  • Buying a put option

  • Selling a put option

In this article we will break down key elements of the four positions above and cover a few powerful and popular variations.

Prefer watching to reading? Check out the video at the bottom of this post.

The Four Types of Options Trades

1. Buying a Call Option

You are bullish, you think the price will go up.