Outright Option


DEFINITION of 'Outright Option'

An option that is bought or sold by itself; in other words, the option position is not hedged by another offsetting position. An outright option can be either a call or a put.

BREAKING DOWN 'Outright Option'

Most option trades involve outright options. The opposite strategy to purchasing outright options is a spread trade strategy, which involves purchasing one option and selling another option of the same class but of a different series.

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