Find 25 proven strategies to use in trading options on futures. Examples include butterflies, straddles, back spreads and conversions. Each strategy includes an illustration of the effect of time decay on the total option premium.

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All examples in this report are hypothetical interpretations of situations and are used for explanation purposes only. The views in this report reflect solely those of the author and not necessarily those of CME Group or its affiliated institutions. This report and the information herein should not be considered investment advice or the results of actual market experience.

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