Explore Your Options by Jay Kaeppel
REVERSE CALENDAR SPREADS
I have traded calendar spreads to take advantage of neutral, low-volatility situations and time decay. But I read recently about a “reverse calendar spread” and was curious to know if this is a viable strategy and if so, how it works.
A reverse calendar spread is exactly the opposite of a more traditional calendar spread. A traditional calendar spread buys a longer-term call or put option and sells a shorter-term call or put option in hopes that the shorter-term option will lose significant value due to time decay ...