Trading options dividends high

As you can see, the ex-dividend date can take on enormous importance if you use strategies with short options. Be sure you watch out for ex-dividend dates so you won't encounter any surprises.

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Dividend estimates are, therefore, not only of interest to equity investors who want to earn a steady income, but they also play a significant role in derivatives pricing for equity forwards, futures and options as well as dividend futures and options. As changes in the price of the underlying usually dominate the price of an equity option or futures contract, the effects of changes in implied dividends often are overshadowed or ignored.

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The basic dividend capture strategy involves purchasing shares of stock prior to the ex-date followed by a subsequent share sale. Prior to the ex-date, the stock price reflects the expected dividend payment. Because investors purchasing the stocks on the ex-date no longer receive the dividend, the share price should theoretically fall by the price of the dividend amount. In practice this does not always happen. Depending on the price movement, shares are then sold immediately on the ex-date or when the price bounces back to its original value.

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Most early assignments happen the day before the ex-dividend date. In the example above, you could retain your position in BYB and remain the owner of record when the dividend is paid by either buying back the covered call to close out your position, or entering a rollout by closing this covered call and simultaneously selling a new covered call for a later expiration date. Because the time value of a later expiration will likely far exceed the dividend amount, early assignment will almost certainly be avoided for now. Alternatively, you could do a roll-up by buying back this covered call and selling another covered call with a strike price that is out of the money.

In more than fifteen years in the securities industry, I’ve led more than 6,555 seminars on option trading. During that time, I’ve seen new options investors make the same mistakes over and over – mistakes which can easily be avoided.

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Each day that passes when the underlying stock doesn’t move, your option is like an ice cube sitting in the sun. Just like the puddle that’s growing, your option's time value is evaporating until expiration. This is especially true if your first purchase is a near-term, way out-of-the-money option (a popular choice with new options traders because they’re usually quite cheap).

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If you use strategies involving short calls, it's important to know whether the underlying stock pays dividends, and if so, when the ex-dividend dates occur. The easiest place to find the ex-dividend date is on the Summary tab of the Research Stocks page of .

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