I bought 1000 shares of GE for 10.80 I sold 10 contracts for march 1.28 The option is now worth 1.11 GE traded at 11.10 If GE is in the money will I get an assignment notice because people will want to get the dividend? My though is it will not happen because the time value remaining is still greater than the dividend itself correct? What happens once exdividend passes? does the call price drop even more because GE stock price has been adjusted 31 cents lower? I do not care if in march GE is called away. I wanted mainly to get the premium + dividend. If not I will probably write calls for a strike of 10. Also how come I do not see April or May? So in march I have to write a contract 3 months out? I would rather write them 45 days our less out for this.