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A contract that gives the owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a security at a fixed price in the future.

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Most options traders sell their call options early instead of exercising them, as you would make a bigger profit this way due to being able to salvage some remaining extrinsic value. For example … : You bought one contract of $\$10$ strike price call options on $XYZ$ stock for $\$1.00$ when $XYZ$ was trading at $\$10$. Assuming $XYZ$ rises to $\$12$ prior to expiration of the $\$10$ strike price …
asked Dec 11 '15 by Wayne