Picking an underlying stock for my trade

This recorded webinar walks through how to pick underlying stocks for trades.

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There are many ways to find an underlying stock for your options trade. You could have a stock in your account, or find one using an option screener. During the final hour of this recorded webinar, the panel discussed various ways to generate stock trade ideas, and what you might want to consider before placing a trade.


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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.



The Equity Summary Score is provided for informational purposes only, does not constitute advice or guidance, and is not an endorsement or recommendation for any particular security or trading strategy. The Equity Summary Score is provided by StarMine from Refinitiv, an independent company not affiliated with Fidelity Investments. For more information and details, go to Fidelity.com.



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A covered call writer forgoes participation in any increase in the stock price above the call exercise price, and continues to bear the downside risk of stock ownership if the stock price decreases more than the premium received.



Greeks are mathematical calculations used to determine the effect of various factors on options.



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.



Any screenshots, charts, or company trading symbols mentioned are provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for the security.



**Past performance is no guarantee of future results.**



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