Options Glossary

Glossary: Vertical Spread

Last Updated: July 12, 2015


Vertical Spread

What Does Vertical Spread Mean in Options Trading?

An options spread in which one option is bought and another is sold of the same expiry date but of different strike price. These trades can either be put on for a debit (a bet on direction/price movement) or for a credit (a bet that the underlying will not move to a specific price).

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