thanks jad, years ago I learned a good lesson that I mentioned here years ago. I THOUGHT options expired Friday on option expiration day at the close. One day I was short the 30 puts, stock closed friday at 31, AFTER THE CLOSE on Friday expiration day the company reported bad news, stock trades down to 28, SAT morning I get the confirm, stock put to me ! lol, I was shocked, I had no idea because it never happened to me before. So I agree that many winning option trades are closed before expiration day, What I didn't buyback at one cent almost cost me 2 bucks. The stock was called from me at 30, 90 days later but still, a lesson learned.