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The basics: Writing covered calls

Looking for a way to generate income or increase your returns? You might consider writing covered calls. Ed Modla from the OCC along with Fidelity's Andrew Rakowski will cover the basics including why people write covered calls, risks and how to choose a strike price and expiration that fits your needs.

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