I was long AAPL Dec 80 / 90 bull call spread for a debit of 8.5 (BEP 88.5). The spread moved very slowly and didn't show much profit until this past week or so. Then the underlying stock moved against me and I rode this position into a loss at expiration. What's the best way to prevent this from happening with a spread? Should I just get out whenever the underlying is below BEP regardless of how much value is left in the short leg? The problem with spread is like you just sit there and wait for a month and you never know whether the position will become profitable or not until expiration. Would I be better off just long ITM options instead of using spreads? Thanks!