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Understanding Executive Stock Options - Part I Stock Price

Posted by Timothy Caban on Jun 16, 2015 11:41:00 AM

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How do you decide when to sell your executive stock options?  When it's time to buy a new car?  When the college bill comes due? How can you be sure that you're getting the most out of these key pieces of your compensation?

If you are a successful executive at a large corporation, there is a good chance that you have received some employee stock options and/or some restricted stock as part of your compensation.  You are then confronted with having to decide when to exercise your stock options.  To make a great decision, you should actually consider a minimum of three factors.  In this post, I'll describe all three factors and then focus on one, stock price, in a little more detail.

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Topics: Stock Options, Investments, Stock Price