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Understanding the Math of Unwinding Covered Call Writing Trades Early: A Real-Life Example with Invesco Solar ETF (NYSE: TAN)

On October 6, 2020, Alex from Mexico shared with me a covered call writing trade he executed with TAN. He was considering unwinding the trade using our mid-contract unwind exit strategy and wanted to know how I analyze these scenarios. This article will detail the calculations used in the Unwind Now tabs of the Elite […]

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Ask Alan 183: Analyzing the Cost-To-Close When a Strike Moves Deep In-The-Money

Alan answers a question posed by Mark, who asks: Alan, I am confused by the math when my stock rises a lot. I bought SEDG for $94.27 and sold the $90.00 call for $6.30. The stock moved up to $104.85 and the option is $14.90. If I buy back to option, do I lose my […]

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BCI PODCAST 59. ANALYZING 2 Month and 4-Day Covered Call Trades

Watch Video: Listen To Audio Version: When calculating our covered call writing returns, there are 2 sets of computations that shouldn’t be confused. One is the calculations we use to make the best trading decisions at any given point in time. The other relates to analyzing the overall success of our trading. A real-life example […]

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