In this case, if the stock goes up instead, the cost of the option is the most the option buyer can lose. If, at any time, you are interested in reverting to our default settings, please select Default Setting above. Calls "Calls" is an option that gives the holder the right to buy the underlying asset.
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Go Now Clear List. Calls "Calls" is an option that gives the holder the right to buy the underlying asset. Last "Last Sale" is the most recent trade.
Chg "Change" is the difference between a day's last trade and the previous day's last trade. Bid "Bid" is the price a potential buyer is willing to pay for a security. Sometimes also used in the contect of takeovers where one corporation is bidding for trying to buy another corporation. In trading, we have the bid-ask spread which is the difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are asking for in terms of price.
Ask "Ask" is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price. Vol "Volume" is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Open Int "Open Interest" is the total number of derivatives contracts traded that have not yet been liquidated either by an offsetting derivative transaction or by delivery.
The writer receives the premium for writing the option. This is their maximum profit. This could mean large losses. For example, if a trader writes a call option the option buyer has the right to buy at the strike price.
Writers can protect themselves by writing covered calls. This is a common strategy. An investor already owns shares of a company. Instead of selling the stock directly, they write call options for a strike prices above the current stock price.
If the stock does rise above the strike price they simply sell the call buyer their own shares. Option writers can also use puts to accumulate a stock position they want. Employee stock options are similar to call or put options, with a few key differences. Employee stock options normally vest rather than having a specified time to maturity. There is also a grant price that takes the place of a strike price, which represents the current market value at the time the employee receives the options.
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There are two main types of options: Call options provide the holder the right but not the obligation to purchase an underlying asset at a specified price the strike price , for a certain period of time.
If the stock fails to meet the strike price before the expiration date, the option expires and becomes worthless. Investors buy calls when they think the share price of the underlying security will rise or sell a call if they think it will fall. Selling an option is also referred to as ''writing'' an option. Put options give the holder the right to sell an underlying asset at a specified price the strike price. The seller or writer of the put option is obligated to buy the stock at the strike price.
Put options can be exercised at any time before the option expires.