Option

A contract that gives the right to buy or sell a security or commodity at a specified price during a specified period. The holder of an option has the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call option) or sell (put option) a security or commodity at a specified price during a specified period. The writer of an option is obligated to sell (call option) or purchase (put option) the instrument only if the holder chooses to exercise the option.

 

 

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