I generally take the approach that there is no such thing as a dumb question. If you don't understand something, there's a good chance that others will also be in a quandary over the identical question. However, I am reconsidering. The second question below – and I have seen it many times – is truly a dumb question.
Thanks for revisiting this topic.
What if I want to buy and sell calls but don't want to sell my current shares. Is there anyway to avoid this?
If I am selling covered calls, and the stock hits the strike price, isn't it almost a given that the stock will be called away from me and sold at the strike price?