Selling covered calls

A covered call position is created by buying stock and selling call options on a share-for-share basis.

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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.

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Start the approval process by completing an options application.

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See how to sell a covered call on Fidelity.com.

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