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I have been thinking about earnings but so far I have ignored them. This week TWLO was the top call to sell. Go for a lesser call or ignore the earnings date? What would you do?

What I did do was avoid the August 2 calls for TWLO. Upon further review, that might have been overcautious. With a 5% price drop from today's closing price you would end up with negative $37/day (I think)net. Not a disaster. Have to expect losses.

I found it interesting to try to do forensic analysis of your trade. Seems as though you executed it very early in the Monday trading day. The $/day is uncertain in practice as the underlying went from $146 to $149 in a few minutes. I assume that you buy shares and sell calls "simultaneously". But the actual ratio of premium to if-called is uncertain in practice.

what I did Tuesday near the open was

ZS 8/2 $88.50 sold for $0.90;
TTD 8/2 $252 sold for $3.00;
MDB 8/2 $170 sold for $2.35.

The TTD trade was interesting. These were shares I have held for awhile, so just entered order for the calls. But, prices were moving and it seemed clear that the TTD was not going to execute. So, I cancelled the sell-to-open order on TTD. Then I tried to enter a new order but even though the first order was shown as cancelled, no open orders, the new order was not accepted. Problem with the broker's software. Ended up making a simultaneous order for shares and calls giving me a double holding of TTD. Turned out o.k. as the price went up during the session and I sold the extra shares for a nice profit in the after-hours market when I woke up this morning.

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