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Call




An option contract that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified amount of an underlying security at a specified price within a specified time.


Additional Comments:

Example: If you buy an IBM January 85 call, you have the right to buy 100 shares of IBM at $85 each by the third Friday in January.

Related Terms:

Options
An option is a type of derivative - its value is derived from an underlying asset, ...

Put
An option contract that gives the owner the right, but not the obligation, to sell a ...

Assignment
Refers to the option writer's (seller's) obligation to sell or buy a stock or other financial ...





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