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Selling covered calls

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Selling covered calls is a strategy in which an investor writes a call option contract while at the same time owning an equivalent number of shares of the underlying stock. Learn the basics of selling covered calls and how to use them in your investment strategy. You will also learn how to sell covered calls on Fidelity's trading platforms.

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Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information.  Read it carefully.
Charts, screenshots, company stock symbols and examples contained in this module are for illustrative purposes only.

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.

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