Yield-Based Option

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Yield-Based Option'

A type of debt-instrument-based option that derives its value from the difference between the exercise price and the value of the yield of the underlying debt instrument. Yield-based options are settled in cash. A yield-based call buyer expects interest rates to go up, while a yield-based put buyer expects interest rates to go down.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Yield-Based Option'

If the interest rate of the underlying debt security rises above the strike price of a yield-based call option plus the premium paid, the call holder is 'in the money'. Should the opposite occur, and the interest rate falls below the strike price less the premium paid for a yield-based put option, the put holder is in the money.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Call

    1. The period of time between the opening and closing of some ...
  2. Debt

    An amount of money borrowed by one party from another. Many corporations/individuals ...
  3. Yield

    The income return on an investment. This refers to the interest ...
  4. Price-Based Option

    A derivative financial instrument in which the underlying asset ...
  5. Exercise Price

    The price at which the underlying security can be purchased (call ...
  6. In The Money

    1. For a call option, when the option's strike price is below ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the difference between in the money and out of the money?

    In options trading, the difference between "in the money" and "out of the money" is a matter of the strike price's position ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. If a long call is owned on the record date of a stock, is the owner of the option ...

    The owner of a long call for a stock is entitled to a dividend only if the option is exercised prior to the ex-dividend date, ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How can an investor profit from the cyclical nature of the electronics sector?

    An investor can profit from the cyclical nature of the electronics sector in two ways. He can employ sector rotation, shifting ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What does negative vega mean for credit spreads?

    Greek vega measures an option's sensitivity with respect to a change in the underlying asset's volatility. The vega of an ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the banking sector?

    The covered call option strategy allows investors to profit from the banking sector's stability and its track record for ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What options strategies are best suited for investing in the drugs sector?

    The covered call and long straddle options strategies enable investors to capitalize on the unique characteristics of the ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    Options Basics Tutorial

    Discover the world of options, from primary concepts to how options work and why you might use them.
  2. Bonds & Fixed Income

    Advanced Bond Concepts

    Learn the complex concepts and calculations for trading bonds including bond pricing, yield, term structure of interest rates and duration.
  3. Investing Basics

    What is a "Coupon"?

    In the financial world, “coupon” represents the interest rate on a bond.
  4. Options & Futures

    SEC-Regulated Options Brokers

    Investopedia provides a List Of SEC-Regulated Options Brokers
  5. Stock Analysis

    Is it Time to Buy Floating Rate Bonds?

    The Fed’s awaited interest rate hike could finally be at hand. Are floating rate bonds the way to go?
  6. Investing Basics

    Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

    Treasury inflation-protected securities are treasury securities that make adjustments for inflation as reflected in the Consumer Price Index.
  7. Retirement

    Facing Retirement? Look Beyond 100% Bonds

    Retiring doesn't mean putting all your money in bonds. There are two things to consider when it comes to be invested in bonds: growth and inflation.
  8. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Is the PowerShares (PFEM) ETF a Good Bet Now?

    What you need to know if you are considering trading PowerShares Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt ETF.
  9. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Anatomy of Emerging Markets Debt ETF (EMLC)

    This emerging market bond ETF offers a high yield, but there are dangers. Find out why.
  10. Trading Strategies

    How to Pick the Best Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks can make you rich, but you have to be patient.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Fisher Effect

    An economic theory proposed by economist Irving Fisher that describes the relationship between inflation and both real and ...
  2. Fiduciary

    1. A person legally appointed and authorized to hold assets in trust for another person. The fiduciary manages the assets ...
  3. Expected Return

    The amount one would anticipate receiving on an investment that has various known or expected rates of return. For example, ...
  4. Carrying Value

    An accounting measure of value, where the value of an asset or a company is based on the figures in the company's balance ...
  5. Capital Account

    A national account that shows the net change in asset ownership for a nation. The capital account is the net result of public ...
  6. Brand Equity

    The value premium that a company realizes from a product with a recognizable name as compared to its generic equivalent. ...
Trading Center