Long Combo

You create a long combo, when you are bullish on a security. A Long Combo option strategy involves selling one out of the money Put option and buying one out of the money call option. Now , the important thing to remember here is that in case of an out of the money put option, the strike price will be lower than the current market price for the stock. And in case of an out of the money call option, the strike price will be higher than the current market price for the stock. As the stock price rises, you start making profit. This strategy is also known as Synthetic Long Stock due to the similarity in the risk/reward profile.

  • When to Use:Investor is Bullish on the stock.
  • Risk: Unlimited (Lower Strike + net debit)
  • Reward: Unlimited
  • Breakeven: Higher strike + net debit
Long Combo

In the above figure, we have underlying price on the ‘X’ or the horizontal axis and Payoff/profit on the ‘Y’ or the vertical axis. You should also notice that there is a gap between the strikes.

Current Market Price (Rs.)11943
Sells PutStrike Price (Rs)11900
ReceivedPremium100
Buys CallStrike Price (Rs.)12000
PayedPremium (Rs.)150
Net Debit (Rs.)50
Break Even Point (Rs.)12050

Conclusion

  • A trader creates a long combo when he is bullish on a stock.
  • It involves shorting 1 OTM put option(lower strike) and longing 1 OTM call option(higher strike).
  • Long Combo offers unlimited risk and unlimited profit.
  • As it offers unlimited risk and has unlimited profit potential, it is also known as Synthetic Long Stock.
  • The break even point for this strategy is Higher strike + net debit.
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