I’ve received a few emails over the past few weeks from people who had long calls trades that went their way – a good problem to have. But they had questions about how to manage them.
They hear me often talking about selling half of my calls when they’ve doubled in value, giving my original risk capital back, while also offering a risk-free ride on the remaining half position. This is a Best Practice I frequently employ.
The question is some variation of: “Ok, great advice. But how do I do that if I only purchased a one-lot?”
For the record, I trade a ton of one-lot trades, especially on higher-priced stocks. So I’m very aware of this issue.
To take profits out of a winning long calls trade while still remaining exposed for more upside, there are two options that I prefer: [Read more…]