• Straddle   Straddle

    A long straddle buys a call and a put, both options have the same strike price and expiration date. A long straddle would be executed if the trader expected the undelrying stock to make a big move but wasn't sure of the direction.

    A short straddle sells both a call and a put with the same strike price and expiration. The maximum profit for a short straddle is the premium received. The maximum potential loss is infinite if the stock rallies.

    See the OptionMath.com Straddle Cheat Sheet