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If I write a contract, do I immediately receive payment for it from my broker? Or do I have to wait for someone to buy it ? You haven't sold a call until someone buys it. You'll collect the premium when it is sold. Since you'll then be holding an obligation you won't see any immediate change to your P/L. And secondly, if the stock hits the strike price, do ...


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If I write a contract, do I immediately receive payment for it from my broker? Or do I have to wait for someone to buy it ? Well you don't "write a contract" unless someone is willing to buy it, but I think you mean "place an order to write". You get the premium when you sell the option, not when you place the order. And secondly, if ...


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