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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A contract giving the holder the right but not the obligation to trade in a commodity, a share, or a currency on some future date at a pre-agreed price. A European option can only be...

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Options

Alan N. Rechtschaffen.

in Capital Markets, Derivatives and the Law

June 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Company and Commercial Law. 6852 words.

An option is a type of derivative. It transfers the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell the underlying asset, instrument, or index at a specified price, known as the strike price,...

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Options

Alan N. Rechtschaffen.

in Capital Markets, Derivatives, and the Law

May 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Company and Commercial Law. 6931 words.

An option is a derivative that derives its value from another underlying asset, instrument, or index. Options “transfer the right but not the obligation to buy or sell the underlying asset,...

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options

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 170 words.

Components of a course or programme over which the student has some choice. Within the national curriculum, options are

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options

Edited by Susan Wallace.

in A Dictionary of Education

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education. 170 words.

Components of a course or programme over which the student has some choice. Within the *national curriculum, options

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option

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 228 words.

A right to do or not to do something, usually within a specified time. An enforceable option may be acquired

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option

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 200 words.

A right to do or not to do something, usually within a specified time. An enforceable option may be acquired

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option

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 218 words.

A right to do or not to do something, usually within a specified time. An enforceable option may be acquired

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option

Graham Gooch and Michael Williams.

in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Policing. 210 words.

A right to do or not to do something, usually within a specified time. An enforceable option may be acquired

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option

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 45 words.

keep (or leave) your options open avoid committing yourself. 1996 Colin Bateman Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men Have

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option

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

A right to do or not to do something, usually within a specified time. An enforceable option may be acquired by contract (i.e. for consideration) or by deed to accept or reject...

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option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

A contract giving the holder the right but not the obligation to trade in a commodity, a share, or a currency on some future date at a pre-agreed price. A European option can only be...

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option

Jonathan Law and Elizabeth A. Martin.

in A Dictionary of Law

P ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 227 words.

n.

A right to do or not to do something, usually within a specified time. An enforceable option may be

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option

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 38 words.

[M16th]

This goes back to Latin optare ‘choose’. Keep your options open is only recorded from the 1960s. You choose

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option

Edited by John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 233 words.

A contract giving the holder the right but not the obligation to trade in a commodity, a share, or a currency on some future date at a pre-agreed price. A European option can only be...

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options

Overview page. Subjects: Education.

Components of a course or programme over which the student has some choice. Within the national curriculum, options are introduced at Key Stage 4 and are chosen by the pupil from the entitl...

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Options

Kit Pong Wong, Greg Filbeck and H. Kent Baker.

in Investment Risk Management

January 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Financial Markets. 10283 words.

This chapter provides an overview of option markets and contracts as well as the basic valuation of options. Its primary purpose is to examine the behavior of the competitive firm that...

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stock option

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 9 words.

1. See share option.

2. See option.

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stock option

Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Business and Management

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management. 9 words.

1. See share option.

2. See option.

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preference option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Another name for a chooser option (cf. double option).

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option trading

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

The buying and selling of tradable options. See option strategies.

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