DEFINITION of 'Moneyness'
A description of a derivative relating its strike price to the price of its underlying asset. Moneyness describes the intrinsic value of an option in its current state.
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BREAKING DOWN 'Moneyness'
Moneyness tells option holders whether exercising will lead to a profit. There are many forms of moneyness, including in,out or at the money. Moneyness looks at the value of an option if you were to exercise it right away. A loss would signify the option is out of the money, while a gain would mean it's in the money. At the money means that you will break even upon exercising the option.
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In The Money
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At The Money
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Exercise Price
The price at which the underlying security can be purchased (call ... 
Out Of The Money  OTM
A call option with a strike price that is higher than the market ... 
Deep Out Of The Money
An option with a strike price that is significantly above (for ... 
Time Value
The portion of an option's premium that is attributable to the ...
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