• Outright Calls   Outright Call

    An outright or naked call position is a long or short position in a call without any other offsetting position such as a position in the underlying stock or another option.

    A long call position has risk that is limited to the price paid for the call option. A naked short call position has theoretically unlimited risk since the underlying stock could appreciate infinitely.

    Retail option traders are cautioned that selling naked calls is extraordinarily risky.