Hello, Suppose you have held a stock/etf for about 9 months. You are happy with the gains, but you don't want to sell immediately. You want to get to 12 months' hold time so you can get taxed at the capital gains rates rather than the ordinary income rate. I was thinking you could put a tight at-the-money collar around the stock/etf for a few months. You might have to pay some money, and your shares might get called away. But the tax benefits could be substantial, and you might collect a dividend along the way. Is this what people do sometimes? It seems reasonable.