I trade options and do a „sell“ entry on stocks/ETFs at the premium value but have to buy them back
$0.01 when collecting premium.
Example of writing a put
Sell 1 AMD @ $50.01
Buy 1 AMD $0.01
Premium collected for AMD is $50 but I can’t buy it back for $0.00 because the minimum allowed cannot be $0 so I have to increase both values by $0.01 to track them properly. I can’t leave the position as -1 because Portfolio Performance doesn’t handle short positions properly in the calculation tab past 0.44 and the premium collected is usually much less than the stock price which will say a loss until I cover it.