Short Put Synthetic Strangle Option Strategy

Short put synthetic strangle is a synthetic option strategy with three legs. It replicates short strangle using a short underlying position and two short put options with different strikes. Like short strangle, it is non-directional and has unlimited risk and limited profit.

short put synthetic strangle option strategy

Example

Consider a stock trading at $68.95. A short put synthetic strangle can be created with the following trades:

  • Sell short 100 shares of the stock for $68.95 per share.
  • Sell the 65-strike put option for $1.95.
  • Sell the 70-strike put with same expiration for $4.26.

This position replicates a short strangle involving a 65-strike put option (which remains the same) and a 70-strike call option (which has been replaced by synthetic short call using the short stock and short 70-strike put).

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