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Glossary Term: OPTIONS

Definition(s) for OPTIONS:


1. ) refer to stock options or rights to purchase or sell a share of stock at a specific price within a specific period of time. Stock purchase options are commonly used as long term incentive compensation for employees and management of fast growth companies.

2. ) Options are derivative securities that give the holder the right to buy (call) or sell (Puts and Calls) a specified amount of the underlying security at a specific strike price and within a specified timeframe. NYSE Arca trades more than 175,000 option products, electronically integrating floor-based participants and Remote Market Makers.

3. ) A derivatives instrument where the buyer has the right to take up certain shares on specified terms within or at a specified time.


See Also:
CREDIT OPTIONS, CREDIT SPREAD OPTIONS, PATH-DEPENDENT OPTIONS, BASKET OPTIONS, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE (CBOE), CONDITIONAL CALL OPTIONS, DEALER OPTIONS, INDEXED STOCK OPTIONS, OPTIONS CLEARING CORPORATION (OCC), OPTIONS CONTRACT, UNCOVERED OPTIONS, AVERAGE RATE OPTIONS, AVERAGE STRIKE OPTIONS, LOOK-BACK OPTIONS, NONQUALIFIED STOCK OPTIONS (NSOS), BARRIER OPTIONS, CLASS OF OPTIONS, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE (CBOE)


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