Questions tagged [call-options]

This tag is to be used for any question on call-options. i.e. an agreement or right to buy a stock or commodity at a specific price. Related tags [put-options, options, options-assignment, option-exercise] should be used when appropriate.

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How is it possible that these deep ITM stock options on DISH went from 52,000 volume, 550 open bids, 550 open asks to being completely dead overnight?

I bought 16 years of historical hourly stock options data for my personal investment study to test how particular strategies may have played out over a long period of time. I'm looking at the data for ...
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Stock Option expiring before the announced acquisition, help!

I recently bought 17 Livongo $150 call options that expire on Aug 14th. LVGO closed yesterday at $144.53. This morning they announced phenomenal earnings and shares reached a high of $167.88 in the ...
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Does increasing value of a still-out-of-the-money option that you wrote (covered) pose a risk to you?

I am a US citizen living in the US. I want to write covered call options to receive premiums. If implied volatility increases and/or the price of the underlying rises, an out-of-the-money call can ...
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Prices increases leading to call debit spread loss

I recently entered a debit call spread on Apple and I noticed the price of the sold option appreciated at a faster rate than the bought option resulting in a loss even though the stock moved in my ...
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Why is XYZ $70.5 strike call more expensive than $68 strike call?

The link below shows the February 16 call option listing for company XYZ. I used to think that, the higher the strike price, the cheaper the call option. Obviously, the price pattern for this ...
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Can day/week traders take profit from Volatility only?

Assume a stock varies between the prices $40 and $45 every three days, and the current price is $42. The trader buys 1 CALL Option contract for a strike price of $60 that expires in a month. Can this ...
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How the traders take profit from options that has too far Out Of The Money strike price?

Looking at the Amazon Options on this Yahoo page, there are 121 options interest for June 17, 2022 for the strike price of $5000. Assume that some traders bought the options when the stock price was ...
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How long does it take to exercise an option?

If I have a call option and exercise it today will I be able to receive the shares immediately to sell them?
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Confusing loss on closing options spread

Today I closed a spread on $TSLA, specifically a 3x bull call expiring Aug 7th, 2020. The spread was composed of 2 legs as : Buy 1330 call Sell 1360 call My P&L on the trade before closing looked ...
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Unable to transact with OXY LEAP

I had bought long-dated Calls on OXY. Something happened around a month ago where the ticker I started seeing in my IB app turned to OXY2. Today I wanted to sell it and it seems the contract is no ...
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Help understanding Collar strategy

Could someone explain the drawbacks of this option collar strategy on PPL? It looks to me that there is minimum risk. I use Robinhood for my trades and pay no commissions/fees. Buy 100 shares for $...
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Writing ITM Call Option For Extra Profit

Say I buy 100 shares of XYZ at $20 a piece, and it rises in price to $25 a share. Is there any downside to writing/selling an ITM call option at a strike price of $25/share as far as I can in the ...
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Robinhood doesn't allow you to exercise call options in the app?

On the Robinhood website, https://support.robinhood.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001331403, the following is written about exercising stock options: Can I exercise my call before expiration? Yes. However,...
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Why does a call option's price increase with higher volatility?

As per the Black-Scholes model, the value of a call option is directly proportional to the volatility. Without getting into the derivation of the BS equation, is it possible to intuitively understand ...
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How exactly is implied volatility assigned to an option's strike price?

I'm trying to understand implied volatility (IV) better. Recently, I was looking at $YUMC's option chain (date: 07/10/2017) and in particular the 27.5 strike price with an IV of 0%. I'm trying my ...
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What to do with a call I sold

I own 300 shares of NCLH, I sold a call last Monday with strike price of $16 when the stock was at $15.8 for a premium of $115 (for the 3 calls). The Call expires tomorrow and I don't know what I have ...
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How to sell a worthless option

I have a call option that will expire as worthless in January but I'd like to sell it now and realize the loss this year to lower this year's capital gains taxes. I would be happy to dump it at $0.00 ...
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Order Type to sell options a few days before the Expiration

With the stock at $175, a novice trader buys 1 call option: Option Price: $20 Strike Price: $200 Expiry: December 15, 2020 Cost: $4,000 He wants to SELL TO CLOSE the option on December 1st, 2020 ...
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What will happen if CALL OPTION expire IN-THE-MONEY without sufficient funds?

Suppose a novice trader opens an online account with $5,000 with online trading platforms like e*trade, Ameritrade or Robinhood. With the stock at $175, the trader buys 2 call options: Option Price: $...
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Does option “automatic exercise” take commission into consideration?

Automatic exercise is a procedure implemented to protect an option holder where the Option Clearing Corporation (OCC) will automatically exercise an "in the money" option for the holder, ...
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Adjusted Options (Long Calls) on Expiry

I bought Long Calls (options) almost a year back. This trade was made in 2019: CHK210115C3.5 Strike price $3.5 Underlying symbol:CHK Expiry: Jan 15 '21 After CHK underwent a 1:200 reverse split two ...
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What is the effect of a short stock position on the value of an option?

I'm reading the book "Option Volatility and Pricing" by Natenberg and there is a paragraph I'm having trouble understanding. Chapter 7 (Risk Measurement 1), Page 98, Paragraph 2: The value of a ...
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Can you borrow shares from broker to cover naked call?

If I sold a naked call, and the buyer exercises it. Can I borrow the shares from the broker to fulfil it?
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Who buys these significantly out-of-money options? [duplicate]

The following is the screenshot of the NIFTY 50 option chain. It is taken from the following link. Why are these people buying these significantly out-of-the-money options? In this case, it's the ...
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Basic Options Understanding

Two general questions: 1) If "A" creates a put option, "B" buys it, then resells it to "C". If "C" exercises the option, who gets assigned: "A" or "B"? 2) If I buy a call option, it has the same ...
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“In-the-Money” vs “Out-of-the-Money” Call Options

This is a homework question, but can explain to me how to determine "in-the-money" vs "out-of-the-money" call options based on the table below? The image above is a newspaper style quote. The first 3 ...
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USO Dec'22 Options cost 20 times less than options in 30 days or so

I am confused. I have long term USO (600+ days) options and currently they are trading 20 times lower than the same options that expiring 20 days from now. Should't the long term one have time value + ...
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Can companies raise cash by selling covered call options on their treasury stock?

Suppose a company has lots of treasury shares. Can it raise cash by selling call options covered by the treasury stock? If the stock price ends below the strike price of the calls sold, then the ...
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Is there intuition behind asymmetry in call and put prices?

There is a certain asymmetry in (European) call/put prices, even with negligible interest and dividend rates. For example, assume current price $100, interest rate 0.01%, dividend 0, volatility 25%, ...
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In Options call does the strike price matter if the intent is to buy the stock?

Lets say, I want to buy a call option whose underlying stock has long term potential but there are some near term risks. I want to wait and see how the stock performs for a few months and buy if it is ...
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Call Option: Is in-the-money term same for Seller vs Buyer?

I am confused about the term in-the-money when I am acting as Seller. For a CALL option: When the current market price of stock is greater than strike price, it's a considered as In-The-Money for a ...
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What happens to my Long Put (Bought Puts) when company file chapter 11

What happens to my long put that i buy for Dec 2020 if the company files for chapter 11 in Nov 2020 or before option expiration. Would I be able to sell those long puts to get maximum reward for ...
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Can a broker make it appear they have executed a 'buy to close' trade but in actual fact they simply have taken your position?

If you wrote a call option, and the underlying spiked up creating a margin call - which was not filled, can your broker make it appear that they executed a 'buy to cover' to close your position but in ...
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Deep in the money Covered Calls with high premiums

Take a look at following option chain, it's for some company in Indian markets, I intend to do a covered call on the stock but I would want a little extra downside protection at the cost of little ...
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Who is on the buy-side of a sell-to-close call options trade?

While I think I understand the mechanics of opening a call position, I am confused about the mechanics of closing a call option prior to expiry. I am party A. Buy-to-open: Party A (buy-side) is ...
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Why's an “Adjusted Option 10 Shares per contract” offered for just Jan 15 2021?

A contract covers 100 shares of the underlying stock, but this is my first time chancing on an Adjusted Option. We clicked "Click here for help", but Questrade's link is broken and no useful ...
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Can options exercised after market closes on Friday pull dividends

Assume a stock has an ex-dividend date that falls on a Monday. A covered call is sold Friday just before close. If the call is in the money would the option owner be able to exercise the call in ...
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Choosing a strike price when you sell a short combo

Often different stocks that I want to short are not on my broker's "easy-to-borrow" list, so they are unavailable for shorting. A couple weeks ago I got serious about option trading and I found out ...
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New to Options trading

I'm fairly new to trading options. I have been trading stocks just as a side source of income and I've been exploring trading options. Would you guys be able to recommend any strategies I could begin ...
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Options Trading: How to lock in unrealized gains?

I've been learning about options trading, but the one thing I haven't explicitly read anywhere is how you actually lock in (i.e. cash out/collect earnings) from options trading. Take the following ...
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Buying stocks for CALL OPTIONS that losing value

This is the scenario. Trader bought a CALL OPTION contract with a strike price of $15 of a stock XYZ that expires in a month. But the price went down to $12 in a week. The Trader sees this stock can ...
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Is it necessary to have 100 x strike price in cash or margin before entering a naked call credit spread?

Context I have no background in Finance but I have many years experience in investing in equities for my personal portfolio so I have a basic understanding I have never traded options I'm keen to ...
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How implied volatility affect options pricing?

TSLA between 23 and 24 October 2019 had their earnings report. TSLA mark price on 23 October was 252$. On 24 October, half an hour after market open reached 297$. as we saw around 44$ push. if ...
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Why do people exercise call options at a loss?

I sold some call options for $2.55 premium at strike price of $130. At expiration, the market price was $130.55. I thought the option was not deep in the money and at a loss of $2, hence I didn't ...
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Calculations Check on $SPY Strangle

I'm researching options strategies and I started paper trading a $SPY options. Here's my strategy: Set up a strangle 5% above and below the market price expiring a month from the day of trade. 12 ...
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Options for dummies. Can you explain how puts & calls work, simply?

I never understood Puts or Calls. Could anybody explain it like I were a child?
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Selling covered calls does not make sense

I have one bitcoin and was thinking about selling call while owning the asset. However after some pondering I came to the conclusion that if price drops then the strategy can only be performed one ...
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Is it better to buy the stock over a long call if volatility is high?

I've been looking at buying long calls of $ZM, but when calculating my P/L i'm thinking it's basically a wash to buy the option and might as well just buy the stock. Wondering if this is true or if ...
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If you're bullish, buy stock or call options?

Presuppose that you believe a stock to rise in price. What are the pros and cons of buying a stock vs call option? Aristofanis Papadatos disadvises buying calls: When investors purchase call options ...
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Buying call options without enough money to exercise [duplicate]

I'm starting to dabble with options and I bought the March 20 AAPL 330 call option for $5. AAPL is currently trading around $324 today. If I sell the call option today I will make a small profit on my ...

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