You have written a covered call, now what? Monitoring your trades is an important part of the trading process. The stock may go up, or down, or not move at all. The OCC and Fidelity talk about different scenarios and potential actions you may consider as well as the myths and misconceptions around covered calls to help you feel more confident in your trades.
Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Supporting documentation for any claims, if applicable, will be furnished upon request.
OCC and Fidelity Investments are independent entities and are not legally affiliated.
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 with a single option trade.
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