option holder

option holder
A person who holds an option but has not exercised or sold it. Usually, the holder will have purchased the option. In the context of an employee share option scheme, the holder may have been granted the option for no, or merely nominal, consideration.
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  • option holder — A person who has an option that has not been exercised. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * *    An individual who pays a premium for the right to buy or sell the underlying instrument under an option contract …   Financial and business terms

  • option holder — / ɒpʃən ˌhəυldə/ noun STOCK EXCHANGE a person who holds an option (i.e. who has bought an option) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Option writer — Option seller. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * *    An institution or individual that sells an option and thereby commits to buy or sell the underlying at a predetermined strike price in exchange for the premium paid by the option… …   Financial and business terms

  • Option style — In finance, the style or family of an option is a general term denoting the class into which the option falls, usually defined by the dates on which the option may be exercised. The vast majority of options are either European or American (style) …   Wikipedia

  • holder — The purchaser of either a call or put option. Option buyers receive the right, but not the obligation, to assume a futures position. Also referred to as the Option Buyer. Chicago Board of Trade glossary The purchaser of an option is known as a… …   Financial and business terms

  • option — Right of election to exercise a privilege. Contract made for consideration to keep an offer open for prescribed period. A right, which acts as a continuing offer, given for consideration, to purchase or lease property at an agreed upon price and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Option (finance) — Stock option redirects here. For the employee incentive, see Employee stock option. Financial markets Public market Exchange Securities Bond market Fixed income …   Wikipedia

  • option writer — The person who sells an option in return for a premium and is obligated to perform when the holder exercises his right under the option contract.Also referred to as the option seller. Chicago Board of Trade glossary The seller of a put or call… …   Financial and business terms

  • option — The right to buy or sell a fixed quantity of a commodity, currency, security, etc., at a particular date at a particular price (the exercise price). Unlike futures, the purchaser of an option is not obliged to buy or sell at the exercise price… …   Accounting dictionary

  • option — The right to buy or sell a fixed quantity of a commodity, currency, security, etc. , at a particular date at a particular price (the exercise price). Unlike futures, the purchaser of an option is not obliged to buy or sell at the exercise price… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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