European option

Option that may be exercised only at the expiration date. Related: american option. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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An option that the holder can exercise only on the expiration date.
See American option, Bermuda option and Asian option. American Banker Glossary
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option that may be exercised only at the expiration date. Related: American option. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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An option that can be exercised only on its expiration date rather than before that date. Exchange Handbook Glossary
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An option which is only exercisable at expiry. LIFFE

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European option European option option

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   An option that the holder can exercise only on the expiry date.
   ► See also American Option, Option.

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European option UK US noun [C] (also European-style option) FINANCE
an option (= the right to buy or sell shares, bonds, or currencies for a fixed price on a particular date) that can only be traded on the day it ends and at the price given on that day
Compare AMERICAN OPTION(Cf. ↑American option)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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