Long Put Butterfly Calculator

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What is a long put butterfly?

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A put butterfly spread is the combination of a bull call spread and a bear call spread. This creates a neutral strategy that is cheap and has a good risk/reward ratio.

Volatility should be low to run this strategy, as increasing volatility will narrow the profitable range. Time is helpful when the position is profitable, and harmful when it isn't.

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  • Buy a put at strike A
  • Sell two puts at strike B
  • Buy a put at strike C