Stock Option Strategy?

Since a lot of stocks go up during the week before the ex-dividend date, would it be a good idea to buy call options and hold through that week, and then sell on the day before the ex-dividend date? This way you can take advantage of the gains, and then prevent any loss, since the stock usually drops on the... show more Since a lot of stocks go up during the week before the ex-dividend date, would it be a good idea to buy call options and hold through that week, and then sell on the day before the ex-dividend date?

This way you can take advantage of the gains, and then prevent any loss, since the stock usually drops on the ex-dividend date.
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