Selling covered calls

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Summary

Get an in-depth look at covered call writing, a common options strategy that investors can use to potentially earn additional income from a stock they already own.

Speaker

Dave Whitmore
Senior Strategist, Trader Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC

Dave Whitmore is a Senior Strategist of Trader Education with E*TRADE Securities LLC. Dave has been teaching investments and trading for more than twenty years. He has worked with thousands of investors, at events and online, and taught a wide range of topics, including technical analysis, stock fundamentals, stock selection, risk management, options, and exchange-traded funds. Dave holds an MBA from New York University and a BA in business economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children where he enjoys high school sports, competitive dance, golf, skiing, Jeopardy, jazz, and amateur ornithology. 

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Options are powerful tools that can be used by investors in different ways, and there is a relatively simple options strategy that can benefit buy-and-hold stock investors.

If you’re like many investors, you might use a limit order to sell the stock at a higher price, and then wait to see if you get a fill. But there’s another way you may want to consider.

While all options trading involves a level of risk, certain strategies have gained a reputation as being riskier than others. Read on to learn more.