Questions tagged [call-options]

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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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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Do the people that sold naked calls that expire in the money have to settle up at the closing price on the day of expiry?

If a naked call expires Friday does the issuer of that call have to pay the 4:00 Friday price for the 100 shares or can they wait for a better price after hours, or the next day before settling?
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Can you sell out-of-the-money option on last day of expiration?

I have a $500C Jan 29 GME option expiring tomorrow. I bought it when this contract was at $9.30. If the stock goes to say $400 or $450 tomorrow and the stock price is still under my strike price of $...
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Trading with options and turn in profits

Yesterday I read an article about how someone was able to turn $ 200 into $ 113,000 in just one day by buying call options on a particular stock. The article also showed a screenshot which appears to ...
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2 questions about puts/calls/shorting

I have 2 questions about puts/calls + shorting in my learning about options. I'm confused about how "short selling" a stock is the same/different as "writing a covered call." In ...
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Option Premium Increasing Toward Expiration

I understand that premium pricing is dependent upon a few factors like intrinsic price and time value, the latter being affected by volatility. But as I look at my risk profile in thinkorswim on a ...
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Does exercising an option count as a gain?

I’ve always only sold options that I’ve had in the money. Of course sale of an option is income and will be taxed as such (assuming it’s been held <1 year). Now, for the first time, I’d like to ...
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Is american call option exercise taxable event?

Since best to my knowledge the premium paid for the call option has to be added to the strike price to calculate the post exercise stock's cost basis, I assume that the answer is "No, exercise is ...
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Tax treatment of call option that expires in the money

Suppose I buy a deep-in-the-money call option, it expires in-the-money, and I take delivery of the underlying stock at the strike price. Will a realized loss equal to the premium of the option be ...
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How to ensure that my shares are never sold when I write call options?

I own shares of stocks and ETFs that I plan to own for the long term (so as to avoid the short term capital gains tax). I also want to sell call options on these shares. I understand that the buyer of ...
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Option Price Chart Data Not Matching with Table

I am studying the option price data for SPY Call Credit Spread 373/372 expiring Jan 15, 2021. According to this chart, on 12/24/2020, the price ranged from -0.87 to -0.02. At least that is what I ...
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Implied Volatility, % Change in the Option Chain

The following is the Options Chain of CRM (Salesforce) for March 19, 2021. A few questions from the chart: What does the % Change mean in this chart? What does the Volume mean? At the $300 strike, I ...
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Option Value dropped in 8 days even if the underlying price is the same

This is the Option Chart for TSLA JUNE 18 2021 $1050 CALL. It was bought for $47.50 per option. The underlying price was $645 when it was bought. Now after 8 days, the option value is $33.25. The ...

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