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Vertical Spreads Explained Simply: Understand Option Spreads in 5 Minutes

Look. Everyone explains vertical spreads like they’re super complicated — but they’re not. In fact, by the end of this article, you’re going to understand exactly what a vertical spread is (a way to lower your risk *and* your reward), how to put one on (click buy *here*, click sell *here*), and why you would use them (probably to make your bet cheaper). We’ll include a real-life example (which turned out to be spot-on), with a real-screenshot from a real brokerage — and a few advanced tips and tricks to take your vertical spreads to the next level

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October Payrolls Are In & Unemployment is Rising — What it Means

US Payrolls are in, unemployment AND wages are both higher than expected, and markets are… not sure how they feel about it. Higher unemployment means the Fed is closer to realizing its goal of a “softer” labor market — but with wages continuing to rise, battling the problem of wage-flation could become a drawn out affair. A Fed that wants higher unemployment and lower wages may sound awful, but they believe they’re doing the right thing. Read on to discover their reasoning.

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