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I'm just looking for a little imput here:

My Company gives out options at the end of each Quarter. We have 10 years to exercise these options. Now I'm trying to figure out if I should sell these options now for a short term gain, and take the proceeds to invest in another company I think would have higher returns. I realize that I would get an initital tax hit. I could also leave the options alone and exercise them at the ten years, where hopefully the value has increased. The one thing I don't plan is to buy them and hold them. I figure that it's more to my benifit to use my money to purchase other stock then this because I have the option at this fixed price for another 10 years.
Can someone lead me in the direction of what factors I should analize to get the best long term return for these options. I looking to make an informed decision with your responses. Current profile (Option value is $18.75, stock is currently valued at $37. I'm 24 and have 400 options, 100 of which are fully vested).

Thanks, Terry
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