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Tax Implications of Writing Covered Calls against Long-Term Holdings

Covered call writing is a short-term strategy where we sell Weekly or Monthly options to generate cash flow. It is best to use this strategy in sheltered accounts to defer or eliminate tax consequences but that is not always possible. Generally, the income from covered call writing results in short-term capital gains (losses) but there […]

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Capital Gains (Losses) For Covered Call Writing In Non-Sheltered Accounts

Whether we sell covered calls or cash-secured puts strong consideration should be given to trading in sheltered accounts whenever possible. Most, if not all, of our trades will be short-term in nature (less than one year) and therefore will be taxed at the ordinary income tax rate (up to 35%) which is much higher than […]

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Covered Call Writing: The Elite Calculator and the Schedule D

Options calculations are critical to maximizing covered call returns. The Elite version of the Ellman Calculator is an important tool in guiding us to making the best possible investment decisions. The Basic Ellman Calculator contains the following tabs: Intro Single tab Multiple tab “What now” tab The Elite version contains these four tabs plus two […]

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Tax Information by Guest Author Owen Sargent, CPA

Tax Time Is Upon Us First, I strongly urge all BCI members to download IRS Publication 550, Investment Income and Expenses, from the Internal Revenue Service website, at:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p550.pdf. You will recognize much of the following information when you read it. The page references below refer to the page in the 2009 Publication 550. Throughout […]

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