##### Short Strangles...
###### Short Strangle Profit Loss Chart The Short Strangle strategy is similar to the Short Straddle strategy, except you sell the call option(s) and the put option(s) at different strike prices. When entering a Short Strangle position an investor will sell (short) a certain number of out-of-the-money (OTM) call contracts while simultaneously selling (shorting) the same number of out-of-the-money put contracts for the same target month. Like the Short Straddle position, Short Strangles have a set maximum profit and potentially unlimited risk if the stock goes against you. Since the investor is selling options there is a net credit achieved when the position is opened. The maximum profit for the strangle position is equal to the net credit. The maximum profit is realized if the stock remains stagnant and the stock price remains between the two sold strike prices at expiration. By selling both a call and a put there is both an upper and lower-break even. Profit can be realized if the stock price is above the lower break even or below the upper break even at expiration. Since the stock can go infinitely up or fall towards \$0 value, there is a potentially unlimited risk as the option(s) may need to be bought back to avoid assignment. The Short Strangle is a neutral position. The investor will profit from short strangles if the stock stays stagnant and expires within the profitable range.
 Sell (short) out-of-the-money (OTM) call(s) in a selected target month. Sell (short) the same number of out-of-the-money (OTM) put(s) for the same month. The maximum profit is the net credit (total premiums received). The maximum risk is infinite in either direction (infinite to 0 on the put side/decline). The position has both an upper break even and a lower break even. Profit is realized if the stock price remains between the upper and lower break even points.
##### Calculations for Short Strangles are:
Upper Break Even = Call Strike Price + Net Credit
Lower Break Even = Put Strike Price - Net Credit
Probability Sum = (Prob. Above Upper Break Even) + (Prob. Below Lower Break Even) (Reflects Probability that the spread will fail. Look for a lower Probability Sum)
##### Where...
Net Credit = Premium of Sold Call + Premium of Sold Put
% Return = Net Credit ÷ (Call Strike Price + Put Premium) - Net Credit

Example: Stock XYZ at \$89.30 per share.
Sell the NOV 95 Call for \$2.40
Sell the NOV 80 Put for \$1.70
Max. Profit = Net Credit = \$2.40 + \$1.70 = \$4.10
Upper Break Even = Call Strike + Net Credit = \$95.00 + \$4.10 = \$99.10
Lower Break Even = Put Strike - Net Credit = \$80.00 - \$4.10 = \$75.90
% Return = Net Credit ÷ (Call Strike Price + Put Premium) - Net Credit
% Return = \$4.10 ÷ (95 + \$1.70) - \$4.10 = 4.4%