Synthetic short where the spreads are wide

Discussion in 'Options' started by stock777, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Any suggestions on how to put on a synthetic short. I see floor trades that go off at much better net pricing, but how would a small lot get filled like that or near it.

    On IB's platform would a spread trade at a limit price be advertised to the floor ?
  2. Synthetic short: Buy one put, sell one call. Same strike and expiration date.

    Yes, IB shows your offer to the floor, but the floor sometimes does not show you their bid. Depends on conditions.