Short Guts

Short Guts


Sell one call option and sell one put option at a higher strike price.

Risk / Reward

Maximum Loss: Unlimited as the market moves in either direction.

Maximum Gain: Limited to the net premium received for selling the options.


A short guts has the same profile as a Short Strangle except a guts strategy involves ITM options, whereas a strangle trades OTM options.

Comments (7)

PeterJune 12th, 2011 at 7:09am

By "expensive" I meant that the options have higher prices.

SwissguyJune 11th, 2011 at 10:47pm

You said GUTS would be more expensive but why do you say that when you are selling? That only makes it more attractive because you get paid more premium.

madhuFebruary 27th, 2011 at 12:44pm

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Arun007November 29th, 2010 at 1:02am

Thanks for the information

AnonymousNovember 3rd, 2010 at 5:59am

Thanks for the post

JoelJanuary 21st, 2009 at 3:47am

Depends on the premiums of both strategies. Guts would be more expensive as they are ITM options.

DeepakJanuary 19th, 2009 at 10:25am

how to make choice bet strangle and gut ?

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