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1. To buy or sell an option and then later buy or sell the same option with a different strike price because one believes the price trend will continue. For example, suppose one buys a call option giving one the right but not the obligation to buy a stock at $10. One does this if one believes the underlying price will be above $10 when the option expires. However, if it appears near expiration that the option is well above $10 and likely will continue to, say, $20, one may buy another call option with a longer expiration and a strike price of $14 in order to capture higher gains. Rolling options may provide an investor with time to take full advantage of a prolonged price trend. It may be done with both call options and put options.

2. See: Roll over.


See roll over.
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The most that can be rolled over is the taxable part of any eligible distribution.
These rules require plans to provide participants with a direct roll-over option for all eligible roll-over distributions, and require that plan administrators withhold 20% of any eligible roll-over distribution, to the extent it is not directly rolled over to an individual retirement account or another qualified retirement plan.
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After the selected time period, the rolls are put into normal mixing mode and the rolled bank and sheet are moved back together in a different position to assist dispersion.