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Absolute Return
Absolute return measures the actual percentage return of an asset  more...
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After Hours Trading
After hours trading refers to stock trades that occur outside  more...
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After-Hours Trading
After-hours trading is stock trading which takes place after the  more...
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Aftermarket
The aftermarket, also called the secondary market, is the market  more...
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American Association of Individual Investors
American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) is a Chicago-based, investor  more...
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American Option
There are several different types of options, but the American  more...
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American Stock Exchange
The American Stock Exchange is one of the largest organized  more...
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American-Style Option
An American-style option is a put or call option that  more...
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Arbitrage
Arbitrage is a financial transaction that involves a simultaneous purchase  more...
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Arbitrageur
An arbitrageur is an individual or an organization that engages  more...
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Bermuda Option
A bermuda option is derivative instrument where the holder of  more...
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Bid
In practical terms, the bid is the available price at  more...
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Bid/Ask Spread
The bid/ask spread is the difference between the price sellers  more...
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Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
The Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model predicts an option's price given  more...
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Break-Even Point
The break-even point for any investment is the price at  more...
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Call
A call is a type of option contract. A  more...
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Call Option
A call option is an option contract that gives the  more...
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Counterparty Risk
Counterparty risk refers to the risk of default of one  more...
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Covered Call
A covered call is a short call option which is  more...
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Covered Option
A covered option is either a put or a call  more...
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Covered Put
A covered put is a put option which is sold  more...
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Credit Default Swap
A credit default swap is a credit derivative. A  more...
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Credit Spread
A credit spread is an option strategy implemented by the  more...
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Day Trader
A day trader is market participant who generally closes out  more...
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Deep in the Money
A deep in the money option is one that is  more...
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Deep out of the Money
A deep out of the money option is presently worthless.  more...
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Derivative
A derivative, or derivative security, is an asset whose price  more...
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Derivative Security
A derivative security is an asset whose price is based  more...
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Digital Option
A digital option is a type of exotic options which  more...
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Double Witching Hour
Double witching hour refers to the final hour of the  more...
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Downside
In business jargon, downside is the risk of unfavorable outcome  more...
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Downside Protection
Downside protection is a cushion against the potential loss resulting  more...
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Downside Risk
Downside risk includes both the likelihood and extent to which  more...
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European Option
A European option is an option that can only be  more...
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European-Style Option
A European-style option is an option that may be exercised  more...
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Exercise Price
The exercise price, or strike price, is the price at  more...
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Expiration Date
In derivatives markets, the expiration date is the date that  more...
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Futures Option
A futures option is an option on a futures contract.  more...
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Investment Newsletter
An investment newsletter is a publication designed to help investors  more...
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Investment Return
Investment return is the change in value of the investment  more...
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Knock-In Option
A knock-in option or "trigger" option is a type of  more...
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Knock-out Option
A knock-out option is a type of barrier option that  more...
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LEAPS
LEAPS, or Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities, are equity or index  more...
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Long Put
A long put is a relatively straightforward options strategy.  more...
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Naked Option
A naked option is an option contract that creates potentially  more...
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Option
An option is a contract between a buyer and a  more...
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Option Account
An option account is an account opened with an options  more...
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Option Chain
An option chain is a listing of available option strike  more...
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Option Contract
An option contract, sometimes simply called an option, is an  more...
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Option Exchange
An option exchange is an exchange that trades option contracts.  more...
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Option Holder
An option holder is an individual or entity that has  more...
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Option Premium
Option premium refers to the per-share amount that a buyer  more...
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Option Writer
An option writer is an individual or entity that has  more...
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Out of the Money
An option is out of the money if it cannot  more...
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Put
In options trading, a put is the right, but not  more...
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Put Option
In options trading, a put option is a bet that  more...
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Put/Call Ratio
The put/call ratio is the volume of put options divided  more...
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S&P 500 Mini
A S&P 500 Mini is a derivative contract created for  more...
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Serial Option
A serial option is an option investors may buy on  more...
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Short Straddle
A short straddle is an advanced options strategy used to  more...
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Spread
Spread can mean several different things to investors, depending on  more...
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Stock Option
A stock option is the right, but not the obligation,  more...
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Stock Replacement Strategy
A stock replacement strategy is an approach to investing that  more...
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Strangle
A strangle is an advanced options strategy that requires the  more...
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Strike Price
The strike price of an option is the price at  more...
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Synthetic Dividend
Synthetic dividend refers to a strategy whereby an investor creates  more...
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Time Value
In options trading, the time value of an option is  more...
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Triple Witching
Triple Witching is a market phenomenon that occurs when contracts  more...
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Underlying
The term underlying generally refers to the asset that a  more...
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Underlying Security
Also called an underlier, an underlying security is the security  more...
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Underwater
In finance the term underwater can have two distinct meanings.  more...
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Vanilla Option
A vanilla option is a basic option with no special  more...
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Vega
The vega of a derivative shows how the value of  more...
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VIX
VIX is the CBOE Volatility Index, created by the Chicago  more...
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Volatility Smile
The options phenomena known as the volatility smile occurs when  more...
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Warrant
A warrant, or stock warrant, is a security issued by  more...
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Wilshire 5000
The Wilshire 5000 Index was created by Wilshire Associates in  more...
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Zero Cost Collar
Zero cost collar or zero cost option is an option  more...
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