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Abandon


Aggregate exercise price


Alligator spread


American option


American Stock Exchange


American-style option


Amortized value


Asian option


Ask


Asked price


Asking price


Assignment


At the money


Automatic exercise


Average option


Back months


Bargain element


Basket


Bear straddle


Below par


Best ask


Best bid


Bid


Bid/ask spread


Bull straddle


Butterfly spread


Buy


Buy and write


Calendar spread


Call


Called away


Call option


Call ratio backspread


Call swaption


Cashless exercise


CBOE


CBOT


Chart


Chicago Board of Trade


Chicago Board Options Exchange


Chicago Mercantile Exchange


Class


Class of options


Close to the money


Closing transaction


CME


Collar


Combination


COMEX


Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures


Commodities Exchange Act


Commodity Exchange


Commodity pool


Commodity Trading Advisor


Condor


Contract size


Conversion arbitrage


Counterparty risk


Covered call


Covered option


Covered put


Covered straddle


Credit spread


CUSIP


CUSIP number


Daily trading limit


Debit spread


Deep in the money


Deep out of the money


Delta


Delta hedging


Delta spread


Denomination


Derivative


Derivative security


Diagonal spread


Digested security


Double witching hour


Downside protection


Drawn securities


Dual listing


Early exercise


Embedded option


Equity option


Escrow receipt


Euroequity issues


European-style option


Exchange


Exchange-traded option


Exempt security


Exercise


Exercise assignment


Exercise limit


Exercise notice


Exercise ratio


Expiration cycle


Expiration date


Expiration time


External market


Ex-warrants


Far month


Far option


Financial instrument


Fine paper


Fluctuation limit


Foreign currency option


Forward


Full ratchet


Furthest month


Futures option


Gamma


Good delivery


Grade


Graduated security


Grant date


Grantor


Hedge


Hedge ratio


Hedge wrapper


Horizontal spread


Implied volatility


Index option


In escrow


Interest rate option


International Securities Identification Number


Intervals


Intrinsic value


Investment security


ISIN


Issuer


Kappa


Knock-out option


Lambda


Lapsed option


Last trading day


Law of one price


LEAPS


Leg


Letter security


LIFFE


Limited risk


Listed


Listed option


Listing


Little Board


London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange


Long


Long leg


Long position


Long straddle


Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities


Marketability


Marketable security


Market basket


Married put


Merc


Naked call


Naked option


Naked put


Near option


Negotiable security


Neutral spread


New York Stock Exchange


Non-equity option


Non-qualified stock option


Non-statutory stock option


NSO


NYSE


OCC


Offer


Offering circular


Offering price


Opening transaction


Open interest


OPRA


Option


Optionable stock


Option account


Option chain


Option contract


Optionee


Option holder


Option margin


Option pool


Option premium


Option price


Option pricing curve


Options Clearing Corporation


Option series


Option spread


Options Prices Reporting Authority


Option writer


OTCBB


OTC Bulletin Board


Outcry


Out of the money


Out-of-favor


Outstanding


Over-the-Counter


Overwriting


Pairs trade


Payoff diagram


Perpendicular spread


Physical option


Position limit


Premium income


Price limit


Price spread


Primary instrument


Privilege dealer


Prospectus


Protective put


Protective put buying


Purchase


Put


Put option


Put swaption


Put warrant


Quotation


Quote


Rating


Rating service


Ratio calendar combination


Ratio calendar spread


Ratio spread


Ratio write


Redeem


Registered options principal


Registered security


Regular-way delivery


Residual security


Restricted security


Retire


Reversal arbitrage


Risk


Roll down


Roll forward


Roll up


SEC


SEC filing


Securities and Exchange Commission


Sell


Selling the spread


Series


Short leg


Short market value


Short straddle


Single option


Speculation


Speculator


Split rating


Spread option


Stamped security


Step-up warrant


Stock option


Straddle


Strangle


Strap


Strike index


Structured note


Swaption


Synthetic put


Synthetic stock


Theoretical value


Time spread


Trade


Trading


Triple witching hour


Type


Uncovered call


Uncovered option


Uncovered put


Underlier


Underlying security


Underwater


Unit


Unlimited risk


Unlisted


Variable ratio write


Vega


Vertical spread


Vesting


Vesting period


Wallpaper


Watch list


Witching hour


Write


Writer




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