UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (7) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: tmcbride Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 75384  
Subject: Stock Options Date: 1/12/1999 1:47 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
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
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (7) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

The Retire Early Home Page
Discussion on accelerating retirement day.
Post of the Day:
Berkshire Hathaway

Starting a Small Business
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement