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Ask Alan #156 – Should I Roll My Expiring Out-Of-The-Money Weekly Option?

Alan answers a question posed by Edmond, who asks:

I have been writing Weekly options on Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA). On November 12th, I sold the $315.00 November 16th expiration option (stock price was $308.50) and on Thursday prior to expiration Friday, the value on that option declined to 10% of the sale value and was deep out-of-the-money (stock price was $309.15). Should I buy-to-close the option and sell the next week’s option on Thursday or Friday or allow the option to expire worthless and write the new option the following Monday? How much time value would I lose if I waited until Monday to sell the new call option?


It’s the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Time for another original episode of Ask Alan. AA#156, “Should I Roll My Expiring Out-Of-The-Money Weekly Option?”

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About Alan Ellman

Alan Ellman loves options trading so much he has written four top selling books on the topic of selling covered calls, one about put-selling and a sixth book about long-term investing. Alan is a national speaker for The Money Show, The Stock Traders Expo and the American Association of Individual Investors. He also writes financial columns for both US and International publications along with his own award-winning blog.. He is a retired dentist, a personal fitness trainer, successful real estate investor, but he is known mostly for his practical and successful stock option strategies.

One Response to “Ask Alan #156 – Should I Roll My Expiring Out-Of-The-Money Weekly Option?”

  1. Alan Ellman March 13, 2019 6:27 pm #

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