stocktrademan Monday, 07/16/18 01:04:08 PM Re: mechee post# 110 Post # of 129 Quote:Selling covered calls u mean or? What do u think is a realistic buyout price for NIHD Buying covered calls, if you bought the stock and sold a call against it that is called a covered call because selling the call is covered by the stock purchase. When you sell a call the cash is immediately placed in your account to use for whatever. Covered calls are made near the end of each month when options expire for the next month. Over a year, those payments add up and actually can be worth more than the original stock purchase, for many stocks. The important thing to realize here is that you make more money than the stock is worth by selling these calls over the year's time. So actually the price performance of the stock doesn't matter anymore. The next year it's free profit. But starting out immediately you make a profit regardless of what the stock does or doesn't do. Does it stay flat rally or drop I don't care but prefer even a mildly bullish stock. So I am not even thinking about buyout prices for the stock and so on. Don't need to. If anyone had bad timing with stocks or problems researching companies and made poor choices, covered calls might be a good solution to look into imho.