I am downloading implied volatilities for some options. I noticed, however, that I am also able to choose "Forward" as an attribute for the option. What is this? Is it an option written on a forward? I wasn't able to find anything in the Help-menu of my provider, but I suspect it is something very general such as IV, Vega, ...

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, I don't know this platform but my best guess is that this is showing the forward price of the underlying asset. In the simplest case of a non-dividend paying stock: $F=Se^{r(T-t)}$. $\endgroup$
    – oronimbus
    Jan 31, 2023 at 12:38
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    $\begingroup$ Agree with @oronimbus, but it may be an options implied forward (forwards are an important quantity when needed to compute a vol surface). In general, you may want to add a few details (underlying, provider, screenshot of the view that displays the forward...) $\endgroup$
    – AKdemy
    Feb 2, 2023 at 8:13


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