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“Selling options” is not as easy as it sounds; planning for “what if?” plays an important role in targeting the results you want. Greg Stevens of Fidelity and Jim Bittman from the CBOE start with setting up covered calls and cash-secured puts. They then talk about rolling and/or closing positions when the market moves the wrong way.
Greeks are mathematical calculations used to determine the effect of various factors on options.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Prior to trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, and call 800-343-3548 to be approved for options trading. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
There are additional costs associated with option strategies that call for multiple purchases and sales of options, such as spreads, straddles, and collars, as compared to a single option trade.