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Overwriting  

Definition 1.

A speculative options strategy that involves selling call or put options on stocks that are believed to be overpriced or underpriced; the options are expected not to be exercised.
 

Definition 2.

Strategy of selling call or put options in quantity, hoping that they will not be exercised. Option writers do this when they suspect the underlying is incorrectly valued, and so the buyer will let the options expire and the writer will simply earn option premiums, but this is a risky strategy.
 

Definition 3.

An options strategy that involves the sale of call or put options on stocks that are believed to be overpriced or underpriced. The options are not expected to be exercised.
 
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