# Bear Spread

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## Definition of 'Bear Spread'

A bear spread is a bearish options strategy that involves selling an out-of-the-money call option and buying an out-of-the-money put option with the same underlying asset and expiration date. The goal of a bear spread is to profit from a decline in the price of the underlying asset.

The maximum profit for a bear spread is the difference between the strike prices of the call and put options, minus the premium paid. The maximum loss is limited to the premium received.

The break-even point for a bear spread is the strike price of the call option plus the premium paid.

The profit and loss diagram for a bear spread is as follows:

[Image of a bear spread profit and loss diagram]

To calculate the profit or loss for a bear spread, use the following formula:

Profit or loss = (strike price of the call option - strike price of the put option) - premium paid

Here are the steps involved in creating a bear spread:

1. Select the underlying asset and the expiration date for the options.

2. Choose the strike prices for the call and put options. The strike price of the call option should be higher than the strike price of the put option.

3. Calculate the premium for the call and put options.

4. Sell the call option and buy the put option.

The profit or loss for a bear spread will depend on the price of the underlying asset at expiration. If the price of the underlying asset is below the strike price of the put option, the bear spread will be profitable. If the price of the underlying asset is above the strike price of the call option, the bear spread will be a loss.

Bear spreads are often used by investors who are bearish on the market or who want to hedge their portfolios against a decline in the price of an asset.

The maximum profit for a bear spread is the difference between the strike prices of the call and put options, minus the premium paid. The maximum loss is limited to the premium received.

The break-even point for a bear spread is the strike price of the call option plus the premium paid.

The profit and loss diagram for a bear spread is as follows:

[Image of a bear spread profit and loss diagram]

To calculate the profit or loss for a bear spread, use the following formula:

Profit or loss = (strike price of the call option - strike price of the put option) - premium paid

Here are the steps involved in creating a bear spread:

1. Select the underlying asset and the expiration date for the options.

2. Choose the strike prices for the call and put options. The strike price of the call option should be higher than the strike price of the put option.

3. Calculate the premium for the call and put options.

4. Sell the call option and buy the put option.

The profit or loss for a bear spread will depend on the price of the underlying asset at expiration. If the price of the underlying asset is below the strike price of the put option, the bear spread will be profitable. If the price of the underlying asset is above the strike price of the call option, the bear spread will be a loss.

Bear spreads are often used by investors who are bearish on the market or who want to hedge their portfolios against a decline in the price of an asset.

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