Options Terms

  1. Net Option Premium

  2. Netback

  3. Netfile

  4. Netting

  5. Neutral

  6. New York Board Of Trade - NYBOT

  7. New York Futures Exchange - NYFE

  8. New York Mercantile Exchange - NYMEX

  9. NFA Compliance Rule 2-43b

  10. Nick Leeson

  11. Night Cycle

  12. No Dealing Desk

  13. Nominal Quotation

  14. Non-Deliverable Forward - NDF

  15. Non-Equity Option

  16. Non-Member Trader

  17. Non-Open Market

  18. Non-Qualified Stock Option - NSO

  19. Noncallable

  20. Noncommercial Trader

  21. Nonfinancial Asset

  22. Noon Average Rate Contract - NARC

  23. Normal Profit

  24. North Sea Brent Crude

  25. Note Against Bond Spread - NOB

  26. Notional Value

  27. NYSE Amex Equities

  28. NYSE Arca

  29. OEX

  30. Offset

  31. Offsetting Transaction

  32. Oil ETF

  33. Omega

  34. Omnibus Account

  35. On Track

  36. One-Touch Option

  37. Online Trading

  38. OPEC Basket

  39. Open

  40. Open Interest

  41. Open Outcry

  42. Opening Transaction

  43. Operational Efficiency

  44. Option

  45. Option Agreement

  46. Option Chain

  47. Option Class

  48. Option Cycle

  49. Option Disclosure Document

  50. Option Income Fund

  51. Option Margin

  52. Option Premium

  53. Option Pricing Theory

  54. Option Schedule

  55. Option Series

  56. Option-Adjusted Spread (OAS)

  57. Optionable Stock

  58. Options Backdating

  59. Options Clearing Corporation - OCC

  60. Options Contract

  61. Options Industry Council - OIC

  62. Options On Futures

  63. Options Price Reporting Authority - OPRA

  64. Order Book Official

  65. OTC Options

  66. Out Of The Money - OTM

  67. Outperformance Option

  68. Outright Futures Position

  69. Outright Option

  70. Over-Hedging

  71. Overhang

  72. Overnight Index Swap

  73. Overwrite

  74. Overwriting

  75. Pacific Exchange - PCX

  76. Palladium

  77. Paper Profit (Paper Loss)

  78. Parity Price

  79. Participatory Notes

  80. Path Dependent Option

  81. Pay/Collect

  82. Payment Option ARM

  83. Pegging

  84. Perfect Hedge

  85. Performance Shares

  86. Period Certain

  87. Periodic Interest Rate

  88. Perpetual Option - XPO

  89. Perpetual Preferred Stock

  90. Philadelphia Semiconductor Index - SOX

  91. Philadelphia Stock Exchange - PHLX

  92. Phoenix Dollars

  93. Physical Delivery

  94. Physical Option

  95. Piggyback Warrants

  96. Pin Risk

  97. Pinning the Strike

  98. Pit

  99. Plain Vanilla

  100. Plan Sponsor

Hot Definitions
  1. Benchmark Bond

    A bond that provides a standard against which the performance of other bonds can be measured. Government bonds are almost always used as benchmark bonds. Also referred to as "benchmark issue" or "bellwether issue".
  2. Market Capitalization

    The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
  3. Oil Reserves

    An estimate of the amount of crude oil located in a particular economic region. Oil reserves must have the potential of being extracted under current technological constraints. For example, if oil pools are located at unattainable depths, they would not be considered part of the nation's reserves.
  4. Joint Venture - JV

    A business arrangement in which two or more parties agree to pool their resources for the purpose of accomplishing a specific task. This task can be a new project or any other business activity. In a joint venture (JV), each of the participants is responsible for profits, losses and costs associated with it.
  5. Aggregate Risk

    The exposure of a bank, financial institution, or any type of major investor to foreign exchange contracts - both spot and forward - from a single counterparty or client. Aggregate risk in forex may also be defined as the total exposure of an entity to changes or fluctuations in currency rates.
  6. Organic Growth

    The growth rate that a company can achieve by increasing output and enhancing sales. This excludes any profits or growth acquired from takeovers, acquisitions or mergers. Takeovers, acquisitions and mergers do not bring about profits generated within the company, and are therefore not considered organic.
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