A similar question recently asked about stock sales and option buys triggering wash sale rules.
If an option expires, is that considered a buy/sale ?
What I mean is: let's assume I have a call option with a target date of August 16. Now I sell the underlying stock somewhere before that (after July 16th). Does that trigger wash sale rules (if the option expires in the money, exercised by default) ?
Is an option expiring out of the money considered a sale ?