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barrier option

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An exotic option that is activated or deactivated if the price of the underlying reaches or fails to reach a certain level during its life. See in-barrier...

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contingent option

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Option which requires a given price or rate to become effective (cf. knock-in; trigger). See barrier options.

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exploding option

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An exotic option in which exercise is automatic if the price of the underlying reaches the exercise price.

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godfather offer

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A tender offer pitched so high that the management of the target company is unable to discourage shareholders from accepting it.

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in-barrier option

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An option that is eliminated if the price of the underlying fails to pass a certain level. In such cases the premium paid for the option is partly reimbursed. Compare out-barrier option.

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in-strike

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The trigger price or rate at which a barrier option which has a down(up)-and-in boundary becomes a standard option (cf. knock-in; outstrike). See down-and-in option; up-and-in option.

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lapsed option

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An option which has reached its expiry date without exercise, presumably due to being out of the money or not activated or having become deactivated (cf. cabinet trade; knock-in option).

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limit-dependent options

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Exotic options where the payoff can be activated or deactivated by the behaviour of the underlying between the contract date and expiry (cf. trigger). See barrier option; digital option;...

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out-barrier option

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An option that is eliminated when the value of the underlying reaches a certain level, at which point the initial premium is partly refunded. Compare in-barrier option.

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path-dependent option

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An exotic option in which the payoff is determined by the path taken by the value of the underlying. An example of such an option is a so-called Asian option, in which the payoff is the...

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