I am independent investment advisor. I manage a portfolio of optionable growth stock and use a covered call option strategy on a discretionary basis. Options are written for one to two months, providing downside protection to the extent of premium on the options or a reasonable return if called. Buying back options on stocks that are moving up in price may provide tax benefits in non-retirement accounts. The portfolio outperforms in down to flat markets and may underperform in up markets. I believe it is more important to prevent losses in general than to participate in full the upside of the market. I am very interested in quality companies with higher premiums on short term options. Would enjoy hearing suggestions. I am also accepting new clients.