Option Trading



Option - Definition & Types

An option is a contract that is linked to an underlying asset. For example stock or another security. Options contracts are good for a set time period, which could be as short as a day or as long as a couple of years.


Call option

A Call Option gives you the right to buy an underlying security at a designated price within a certain time period. The price you pay is called the strike price. The end date for exercising a call option is called the expiry date.


Types of Call options

  • American-style call options: With American-style options you can buy the underlying asset any time up to the expiry date.

  • European-style call options: This style option only allows you to buy the asset on the expiry date.


Put option

A Put Option is the opposite of a call option. Instead of having the right to buy the underlying security, a Put Option gives you the right to sell it at a set strike price. Put options also have an expiry date.


Types of Put options

  • American-style put options: With American-style options you can sell the underlying asset any time up to the expiry date.

  • European-style put options: European-style options only allow you to sell the asset on the expiry date.


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