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Calendar Spread

Trading Term

An option strategy that involves simultaneously buying and selling options with different expiration dates but the same underlying, the same right (call or put) and the same strike price. This spread is sometimes referred to as a time spread. A calendar spread whose options have different expiration dates and different strike prices is sometimes referred to as a diagonal spread. For example: Buy 1 June02 100 call, Sell 1 March02 100 call.

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