now is the time to consider a stock replacement strategy. You can sell the stock to lock in low taxes and buy LEAPS calls for more gains for next year. For example, for every 100 shares you sell, you can buy 6 Jan 14 $530 calls and still have cash left over to pay taxes. Those calls have a 0.5 delta which means you are doing a 3x leverage on the whole trade. Once the tax selloff is over, you will make a lot of money before June. I guarantee it.