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Portfolio Overwriting Calculator

Portfolio Overwriting with Weekly Options

Portfolio overwriting is a covered call writing alternative strategy where out-of-the-money call options are sold against long-term buy-and-hold positions. Generally, these stocks are of a low cost-basis and generate dividend income. We want to avoid assignment to prevent the negative tax consequences of selling stocks that will result in significant capital gains.   Basis of […]

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selling cash-secured puts calculations

Selling Cash-Secured Puts to Lower Cost basis

Selling cash-secured puts can be used to generate monthly cash flow and to buy a stock at a discount. It can also be used to lower the cost-basis of shares already owned. In November 2018, John shared with me a trade he was in with Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) using precisely this strategy. This article […]

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Ask Alan #158 – Profit-Taking Versus Rolling In-The-Money Options Early in a Contract

Alan answers a question posed by Jim M, who asks: Alan, When our strike price moves deep in-the-money as stock price increases early in the contract how do we decide if we should close the entire position and take profits or roll the option out-and-up? As an example, I bought CRM at $133.31 on January […]

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