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Short Options

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Short options are when you sell options. A short call is thus a sold call option and a short put a sold put option. Sellers of options are also called writers.

Short call

With a short call option, the seller relies on falling prices in the underlying. For the obligation to deliver the underlying to the seller of the call option,