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.
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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.
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.