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Long strangle

The purchase of an OTM call and an OTM put with the same expiration date.

Additional Comments:

Look for a stable market where you anticipate a large volatility spike. The maximum risk is limited to the net debit paid. The maximum profit is unlimited to the upside and limited to the downside (as the underlying can only fall to zero) beyond the breakevens.

The upside breakeven is calculated by adding the call strike to the net debit, and the downside breakeven is calculated by subtracting the net debit from the put strike.

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