Bull Spread

DEFINITION of 'Bull Spread'

An option strategy in which maximum profit is attained if the underlying security rises in price. Either calls or puts can be used. The lower strike price is purchased and the higher strike price is sold. The options have the same expiration date.

BREAKING DOWN 'Bull Spread'

You make a lot of money if the stock rises. You lose it all if it doesn't. It's one of those higher risk maneuvers that can cause a lot of anxiety.

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