I bought some call options earlier this year that have dropped to zero value. I've tried several times to sell them at market, but I have seen zero buyers.
I would like to sell them or have them declared worthless this year so I can take the tax loss. Unfortunately, my broker seems setup to handle worthless stocks but not worthless options.
They are currently researching the issue and hopefully they'll find a way to dispose of them for me but the broker on the phone didn't sound very optimistic... Short of finding someone else to purchase my contracts for a penny (and paying a commission many times that).
Is there a standard way to get rid of worthless option contracts before their expiration date?
Thank you in advance for any help that you can give with this!