short call option


A stock option strategy in which an investor sells a call on shares that are either currently owned (covered call) or not yet owned (naked call). The two types of short calls carry different risks. For a naked call, the breakeven point is the premium received plus the strike price. For a covered call, the breakeven point is the strike price minus the premium.

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You may decide that the best way to proceed with your new investment is to treat it as a short call option.

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It was a short call option and I knew it was in the hands of the investor on what would be done next with it.

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Chad was leveraging a short call option in the hopes that he could make a killing on the newly offered Etsy stock.

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