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Underlying Security

The security that may be bought with a call, or sold with a put. On Series 7 the underlying securities include:

- 100 shares of a common stock (XYZ in example at top of page) - almost all of the well-known companies, and very few of the lesser known ones.
- Treasury Bills and Treasury Bonds
- Foreign currencies, such as the British Pound
- Stock market indices such as the Standard & Poors 100

Related Terms:

Treasury Bill
The Treasury bill, or T-bill, is a zero coupon bond issued for terms of one month ...

CBOT products are futures-based products trading on U.S. Treasury bills, 2-year U.S. Treasury notes, 5-year U.S. ...

Treasury Stock
When a company buys its own stock back, that stock is recorded at cost and reported ...

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