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As an experienced options trader who is new to Motley Fool Options, I like the logic on the slow recovery for AXP, but don't like the amount of capital required and the 3 month capital lock-up needed to buy AXP stock , then sell the '16 Jan $85 Call and Puts. I.E.; the strategy that was described.

Instead, I purchased 4 contracts of the 'Jan 16 75/82.5 Vertical Call Spread for a net debit of $1.45 each. My max loss is ~$600 and my max profit ~$2,400. We'll see how it works out!
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