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I've been running the Oracle diagonal since it started and was surprised to see my Jan 19 $48 short call get assigned today before I could roll it out and up. I was thinking it might be a dividend poacher but the ex-dividend date is today. I thought you need to exercise a call before the ex-dividend date to get the shares and the dividend. I searched online and a few sites confirmed that. Anybody else running into this or know the skinny on when to exercise to poach a dividend?

Foolishly curious,
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