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assignment

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The act of transferring, or a document (a deed of assignment) transferring, property to some other person. Examples of assignment include the transfer of rights under a contract or benefits...

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as-you-like option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A type of warrant which is a double option, that is the holder has the right to make the warrant either a call or a put on the underlying. It ...

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blue list (Blue List of Current Municipal Offerings)

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Bonds; USA).

A list published daily giving details of, mostly, municipal and tax-exempt bond issues, including price, yield, and other pertinent data, such as call or put...

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butterfly spread

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy that possesses both limited risk and restricted profit potential (cf. iron butterfly). It is produced either by combining a bull spread and a bear spread on the ...

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cacall

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Type of compound option where the payoff is on a call option at expiry (cf. caput; exotic option).

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call date

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The date a call becomes effective or must be met (cf. settlement date).

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call option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A contract giving the holder the right, but no obligation, to buy a fixed number of units of an asset on (or before) some future date (the exercise date) at a pre-arranged price (the strike...

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call premium

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

1 The premium paid to purchase a call option.

2 (redemption premium) The amount over par value that the bond issuer must pay an investor if the security...

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call protection

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Term for the period in a bond with a call provision before which the issuer can exercise his call. Sometimes called call deferment or cushion.

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call protection warrant

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A warrant that matures over the long term but which in the short term can be exercised only by surrendering a host bond, thus avoiding an immediate call structure on that bond (cf. harmless...

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call spread

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The strategy of buying a call option at one exercise price and selling the same call at a higher exercise price.

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callable Treasury receipts

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Bonds; USA).

A zero-coupon Treasury receipt where the underlying US Treasury obligation features a call provision. In order to match the payment structure, the Treasury receipt...

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callable warrant

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A warrant where the issuer has the right to call the warrant during a certain period, normally after some delay. The intention is to force early exercise, either to limit ...

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called away

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Used to describe bonds where the issuer has exercised his call provision, or the exercise of calls and puts against the writer, or delivery on a short sale.

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cancellation

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Business and Management.

The right to cancel a commercial contract after it has been entered into. The right to cancel exists generally for contracts concluded at a distance (see distance selling), such as mail...

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cash-or-nothing option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A type of binary option which pays out a fixed amount if the underlying is above (for a call) or below (for a put) the strike price. See also digital options.

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chooser option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option in which the holder has the freedom to decide, up to a specified point before expiry, whether it is a put or a call option.

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Christmas tree spread

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(XT).

Complex option strategy involving six options with three strike prices which provides limited risk but, equally, limited potential. A long position in a christmas tree spread...

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class of options

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The options of the same type, either calls or puts, on the same underlying.

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collared forward

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(Forex).

Type of collar or vertical spread created by buying and selling puts and calls on the forward foreign exchange rate. See also breakforward; participating forward; range...

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