Selling Covered Calls vs. Shorting a Stock

Matthew Frankel, CFP, The Motley Fool
·5-min read

Selling a covered call or a put option is technically a form of shorting, but it is a very different investment strategy than actually selling a stock short. In this Nov. 17 Fool Live video clip, Fool.com contributors Matt Frankel, CFP, and Jason Hall answer a listener's question about the difference between covered calls, selling put options, and shorting stocks. Jason Hall: Let's do that one.