Long or Short Stock Strategies

In the above illustration, the Long Call Option + Short Stocks creates a Synthetic Put Option where the profits and losses are exactly the same as if Peter bought put options.

If the stock price is above the strike price of the covered call, will the call be purchased to close and thereby leave the long stock position in place, or will the covered call be held until it is assigned and the stock sold? Maximum profit for the short straddle is achieved when the underlying stock price on expiration date is trading at the strike price of the options sold.

Limited Profit

The synthetic short stock is an options strategy used to simulate the payoff of a short stock position. It is entered by selling at-the-money calls and buying an equal number of at-the-money puts of the same underlying stock and expiration date.

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