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A call option is a contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a pre-determined price within a specified time frame. Related tags are icall-options, options, options-assignment, option-exercise and should be used when appropriate.

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How to value cash as a call option?

Recently came across this article regarding Warren Buffett's biographer from 2012: “This is one of the most important things I learned from him: the optionality of cash. He thinks of cash as a call ...
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Do I need to worry about dividends when trading credit spreads?

I trade in the options market, mostly with vertical credit spreads. If one of my underlyings has a dividend coming up, does that affect my holdings? My guess is that the short and long position would ...
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As an EEA retail investor, how can I purchase options on Gold / Gold ETF

As part of my strategy to hedge against rampaging inflation (and assuming that Gold really is a good hedge against inflation, as it has generally been over the years), I'd like to purchase medium-term ...
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Is there any difference between placing a "buy & sell call option" & "buy & sell put option"?

I have attached two Options order charts. Max profit & loss are the same. But one (put) costs less than the other (call). Is there any real difference between these two orders? Is there any real ...
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What is the Arbitrage opportunity with American options and European options here?

Suppose that the current stock price is $100, the exercise price is $100, the annually compounded interest rate is 5 percent, the stock pays a $1 dividend in the next instant, and the quoted call ...
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Long ratio put spread versus call strategy for stock of ABC company

Part(1) Long ratio put spread versus call strategy for ABC company Current market price:$639, view: moderately bearish Buy 2 February 630 Puts@ 35.00 Sell 1 February 660 Put@ 52.00 Sell 2 February 690 ...
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What is the downside for covered call options?

What is the downside of selling covered calls on the stocks or ETFs you own that have appreciated significantly from their original purchase price?
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Does, buying a put involve someone to sell a call?

Does, buying a put involve someone to sell a call ?. When a trade to buy put is made from one side does it means someone is selling a call from other side. ?
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What happens to the 100 shares if someone "sell to close" their call option position?

Allow me to explain. Let's say I sell 1 covered call and receive the premium. When I sell a call, I am assuming that someone on the other end would have bought my call (say Nora). If the share price ...
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option best ask doesn't move unless I place an order lower than the best ask

as in the picture.Before I placed an order.The best ask was 0.35 and did not move at all.This option's volume was very low. And then I placed a 0.30 sell order, size was 73. Suddenly the best ask size ...
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When are premiums received for selling covered calls/naked puts realized?

For example, if I were to buy 100 shares in APPL today and sell a covered call option with an expiration year of 2022, would the premium that I receive be realized upon sale or when the option expires ...
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Calculating put-call ratio when volume is @0

So i have to do a put-call ratio plot. However i have to decide between using open interest and volume to calculate PCR. But in our data, the volume for some put/call options are 0. Is there a way to ...
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Near expiration call options

Suppose I buy a call option for a stock (current price is $5) for $500 and a $0.5 strike price that expires in a year. The year is almost up (say its the last day 3 hours before expiration), the stock ...
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How does expiration/assignment work in synthetic covered call

What happens if I let a short call expire worthless on a synthetic long stock I've purchased. Here's my scenario. Bought a CALL @ 870 and sold a PUT @ 870 both expiring in 177 days. Also sold a CALL @ ...
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How much LEAPS can lose with deep in-the-money strike price?

This is the scenario. The current price of a stock is $100. I buy a CALL $50 strike that expires in 2 years contract for $10,000. An year later the price of the stock drops to $80 and float around ...
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Covered call buy-to-close using sale of underlying?

If I write a covered call, my account will be long the underlying and short a call. Say I withdraw the premium from my brokerage account and spend it, invest it elsewhere, etc. If I want to later sell ...
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Why ATM Call Options have larger negative theta compare to OTM and ITM?

Why do ATM Call Options have larger negative theta? For the same ATM Call Options, why smaller expiration, the more negative the theta? Can someone provide intuitions or explanations?
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How to manage covered call position when stock price goes down

So let's say you have a position like this bought 100 shares of XYZ at $50 sold 1 covered call at $55 strike, received a premium of $2 stock price goes down to $35 now premiums for strike prices ...
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Selling Covered Calls p/l

I recently entered the options trading market to start generating a passive income on stocks I intend to keep for the foreseeable future. I entered a position on a pharma play with 100 stocks @ $2.70 ...
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Short options trade ITM assignment criteria

Can someone please explain something about the option spreads? How come this broker is not exercising these short options in this video as they are deep in the money? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Writing call options, when do I receive premium?

I own 100 shares of a stock and I would like to get into writing covered calls. I'm just curious: If I write a contract, do I immediately receive payment for it from my broker? Or do I have to wait ...
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May I get more than the strike price difference when roll up an ITM call option?

I have an in-the-money call option that expires shortly and I see further upward potential of the underlying stock, so I decide to roll over to a longer expiration date. Now, if I choose to roll up to ...
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(Stock)/Option Positions

I'm studying for my SIE, and I have a question along the lines of Difference between naked put, covered put, protective put. Can someone help me fill in my "??"'s? "Long (stock)/Long ...
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What will be the impact of time decay on Options Premium?

Let's say you have bought a July Nifty CE or PE in June at Rs. 250 premium. Can you explain how its premium will change over time if nifty increases/decreases towards your strike price? Basically I ...
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How does strike price and assignments work

At the beginning of the week, a stock is $45. A one week $50 call is purchased. On Wednesday the stock fluctuates between $44 and $55, closing at $49. What price info is used to calculate if an ...
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Owning OTM Calls on a company that was acquired

I own 10 $stay calls exp 7/18 but they were purchased this week and the ticker no longer exists. Am I screwed? I can't find anything online.
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Option chain with nil bid quantity and price

Let's assume I bought a call option ABC CE @.50 and now its value is @.10. There is no bid price or bid quantity. Am I able to sell the option at @.10 anyway?
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If I short an option and the buyer exercises the contract, what will happen?

Let's say that I'm on TDAmeritrade. I short a call option to collect a premium. I also own 100 shares of the same stock in the same account. In a week, the option is in-the-money and the buyer ...
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Should I sell to open or sell to close

If I have inherited stocks through employer provided stocks (RSU). I haven't ever placed a "Buy to open" trade. If I want to sell a CALL option and place a trade (say current stock price is $...
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Who are the non-speculative buyers of futures options?

I am trying to understand who would be a non-speculative buyer of options contracts on futures. There are a plenty of descriptions of how options work online, but mostly they omit this crucial part of ...
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Taxes when exercising an option (not ISO)

Nearly all of the information that I can find online on option exercise and taxes are related to employee stock options, where you do get taxed on the gain (even if on paper) between the strike price ...
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Strange call options price in Germany?

Disclaimer: I'm a beginner in the options world, didn't do any trades yet, just researching. Today I looked at call options prices for BMW. On HSBC site I found this call option with expiration date ...
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How to buy 100 shares when exercising call option

I recently got into options, and I'm a bit confused on how to exercise my contracts. I have an in the money contract. I understant that if I sell to close, I sell the contract at its current price, ...
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Covered call help

I sold a covered call and received the premium right away. Question is the call now is the money and my total return shows negative. If when this call gets called away or close by expiration date does ...
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Buying an Option with a premium lower than the Bid Price

For a share trading at $272, I placed an order to buy an option with Strike Price at $275. The Ask is $10 and The Bid is $9. I entered at $9.10 with expiration in Sep. The order has not been filled ...
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Can option writers "buy to close" if holders refuse to sell?

I am new to option trading. How do we know an option is ITM on the expiration date when the underlying asset price could fluctuate throughout the day? If we short a call/put, understand that we &...
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What is the delivery time of the underlying stock on an option and what is the process?

I am new to option trading. I would like to know: For US options, what is the time frame for the underlying stock to be delivered once the call/put is exercised? If sell a call and I am unable to ...
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Call Option pricing when OTM

In this example, XLX of the binomial option pricing I am pricing American call options using the binomial method. I was wondering if in the first period (0.1), the price of the stock after a downside ...
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Price of a Call Option as you Increase the time periods

I'm pricing call options at the moment and seeing how call option prices change depending solely on the periods of volatility. In one case the stock changes every month, the other it changes every ...
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Do call options expiring ITM increase the stock price?

When call options expire ITM, the shares either need to be transferred (from an existing owner) or bought at the market price. I'm wondering whether this affects the stock price post-expiration? The ...
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If I buy to close a call position and the option writer defaults, am I liable for the original position?

Let's say that I sell covered calls and they are purchased by Alice. Later, I buy these calls (which were written by Bob) to close my position. Let's say that Bob's short calls were naked. Suppose ...
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Better terms to use to understand Puts and Calls for options trading

I've been trying to learn a little about options trading, specially puts and calls. The term options works well for my brain because someone is buying or selling the option to buy or sell something. ...
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When it comes to options, is there a "house" like with a sports bet bookie?

While learning about options trading, the following question came up. I'm hoping someone here can help answer it. Please excuse any (likely) imperfect terminology and understanding. Are call and put ...
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Very high strike price for call option (GME)

I noticed that there are many call contracts on GME at a strike of $800 that expire in 5 days. Currently the price of GME is at $110. I'm just wondering why anyone would go for such a high strike ? ...
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Options are basically bets between 2 investors?

Just so I have the concept correct. An option call is basically a bet between two people. One betting that the stock will go up while the other believes it will not. I can place an option call for ...
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Question about Call warrant

I have a question about whether I understand this correctly. Take the following warrant: Call 19.03.21 Tesla 540 Currently traded for 11.27€ (13.67USD). Am I correct to assume that once this call ...
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when do you decide if to execute an option?

I own a call option that expires on Friday. When do I decide whether to execute the option? The Saturday after?
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Wheel strategy (cash covered puts and covered calls) for an annual income

I'm curious if there's anyone selling cash covered puts and covered calls for income. If so, what is your monthly gross return in percent and how long have you been doing it? I'm considering selling ...
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Would my shares be sold if the price expired at above my call spread?

I own 100 shares of XYZ. I sold a call option on XYZ at a strike of $100. I bought a call option on XYZ at a strike of $110. The price of XYZ expired at $120. Will my 100 XYZ shares be sold and a ...
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Strike price confusion

I am reading a document that says The seller of 10 call options, with a strike price of 400 at CHF 8.00, (contract value 10), has the following risk What does 400 at CHF 8 mean? i.e. I understand what ...
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