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Glossary Term: INTRINSIC VALUE

Definition(s) for INTRINSIC VALUE:


1. ) The economic value of a financial contract, as distinct from the contract's time value. One way to think of the intrinsic value of the financial contract is to calculate its value if it were a forward contract with the same delivery date. If the contract

2. ) The value of an option if it were to expire immediately with the underlying stock at its current price; the amount by which an option is MONEY.htm'>in-the-money. For call options, this is the difference between the stock price and the striking price, if that difference is a positive number, or zero otherwise. For put options it is the difference between the striking price and the stock price, if that difference is positive, and zero otherwise. See also MONEY.htm'>In-the-Money, Time Value Premium and Parity.

3. ) The MONEY.htm'>in-the-money portion of an option's price. See also MONEY.htm'>In-the-money option



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