put options

Contracts between a buyer and a seller giving the buyer ( holder) the right, but not the obligation, to sell the assets specified at a fixed price or formula, on or before a specified date. The seller of the put option assumes the obligation of buying the assets specified should the buyer exercise his option. Euroclear Clearing and Settlement glossary

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  • put options — Contracts between a buyer and a seller giving the buyer (holder) the right, but not the obligation, to sell the assets specified at a fixed price or formula, on or before a specified date. The seller of the put option assumes the obligation of… …   Euroclear glossary

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  • Put option — NOTOC A put option (sometimes simply called a put ) is a financial contract between two parties, the seller (writer) and the buyer of the option. The put allows its buyer the right but not the obligation to sell a commodity or financial… …   Wikipedia

  • Put-Call Ratio — A ratio of the trading volume of put options to call options. The put call ratio has long been viewed as an indicator of investor sentiment in the markets. Times where the number of traded call options outpaces the number of traded put options… …   Investment dictionary

  • put option — An option that gives the option buyer the right but not the obligation to sell ( go short ) the underlying futures contract at the strike price on or before the expiration date. Chicago Board of Trade glossary This security gives investors the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Put — An option contract giving the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specified amount of an underlying asset at a set price within a specified time. The buyer of a put option estimates that the underlying asset will drop below the… …   Investment dictionary

  • Put option — This security gives investors the right to sell (or put) fixed number of shares at a fixed price within a given time frame. An investor, for example, might wish to have the right to sell shares of a stock at a certain price by a certain time in… …   Financial and business terms

  • put-call ratio — The ratio of the volume of put options traded to the volume of call options traded, which is used as an indicator of investor sentiment ( bullish or bearish). Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Put option position delta's —   The sum of the delta amounts of put options bought and written for each currency …   International financial encyclopaedia

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