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Topic: Option (finance)

  Option (finance) - MSN Encarta
Options are financial instruments that convey the right, but not the obligation, to engage in a future transaction on some underlying security, or in a futures contract
Most options involve buying or selling stock, commodities, or real estate, but option contracts can be written for most goods and services.
Options are traded on organized exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761588176/Option_(finance).html   (648 words)

 Which Finance Option Is Best For You? - Car Finance - Stratton Finance
This is a commercial finance option that gives you access to the lowest possible interest rates, maximum flexibility to set loan terms and residual values, and also maximises your tax deductions.
A Car Loan is a personal finance option with flexible loan terms (two to seven years) and the possibility of having a residual value, which can reduce your monthly payments.
A Finance Lease will reduce your loan amount by the amount of GST payable on the vehicle, and allow you to claim the lease payments as a tax deduction over the vehicle's life (subject to the Depreciation Limit).
www.strattonfinance.com.au /car-finance/options/which-finance-loan.aspx   (698 words)

  Option - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, an option is a contract whereby one party (the holder or buyer) has the right but not the obligation to exercise a feature of the contract (the option) on or before a future date (the exercise date or expiry).
Most often the term "option" refers to a type of derivative which gives the holder of the option the right but not the obligation to purchase (a "call option") or sell (a "put option") a specified amount of a security within a specified time span.
European options and American options on stock and bonds are usually considered to be "plain vanilla." Asian options, lookback options, barrier options are often considered to be exotic, especially if the underlying instrument is more complex than simple equity or debt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Option   (2502 words)

 Mathematical finance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mathematical finance is the branch of applied mathematics concerned with the financial markets.
Arguably, all three terms are synonymous.The subject naturally has a close relationship with the discipline of financial economics, but mathematical finance is narrower in scope and more abstract.
A central difference is that while a financial economist might study the structural reasons why a company may have a certain share price, a mathematician or financial engineer may take the share price as a given, and attempt to use stochastic calculus to obtain the fair value of derivatives of the stock.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Financial_mathematics   (324 words)

 O Definitions: Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Financing that is not shown as a liability on a company's balance sheet.
An option is part of a class of securities called derivatives, which means these securities derive their value from the worth of an underlying investment.
A speculative option strategy that involves selling call or put options on stocks that are believed to be overpriced or underpriced; the options are expected not to be exercised.
www.duke.edu /~charvey/Classes/wpg/bfgloso.htm   (5454 words)

 Binomial option pricing
Option and other derivative pricing is one of the prime ``success stories'' of modern finance.
A put option is the right, but not obligation, to sell a given quantity of the underlying security to an agreed excercise price within a given time interval.
From the definition of the options, it is clear that at their last possible exercise date, the maturity date, they have cash flows.
finance.bi.no /~bernt/gcc_prog/recipes/recipes/node6.html   (813 words)

 Lease-options offer an alternative
Lease options are a terrific way to buy a house for those who are unable or unwilling to immediately commit to a purchase.
The buyer has the option, either during the contract period or at the end, to purchase the property for a price that is usually locked in at the time the deal was signed (although it can contain certain provisions, such as allowances for changes in the consumer price index).
The bottom line on a lease option deal is that the option belongs completely to the buyer -- the seller is locked in, while the buyer is not.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/real-estate/lease-optiona1.asp   (1366 words)

 Exchange rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, the exchange rate (also known as the foreign-exchange rate, forex rate or FX rate) between two currencies specifies how much one currency is worth in terms of the other.
For example an exchange rate of 120 Japanese yen (JPY, ¥) to the United States dollar (USD, $) means that JPY 120 is worth the same as USD 1.
The spot market represents current exchange rates, whereas options are derivatives of exchange rates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Exchange_rate   (1197 words)

 option - definition of option from YourDictionary.com
A writer is the investor who creates the option, hoping to profit from the premium that the purchaser pays.
An option specifies a price at which the option can be executed (called the strike, or exercise, price), and a time period during which the option is valid.
Options provide a type of insurance for investors who want to lock in a maximum price that they can buy a stock or other investment for or a minimum price at which the stock can be sold.
www.yourdictionary.com /option   (710 words)

 Portland State School of Business Administration | Undergraduate Major: Finance
Finance graduates go to work in one of three broad areas: corporate finance, banking, or investment-related fields.
The finance option has been prepared to give you an understanding of all of these areas, and of the common underlying principles.
Finance is interested in the future performance of the company and what to do to enhance it.
www.pdx.edu /sba/finance_major.html   (459 words)

 CSU: Accounting and Finance General Degree Requirements   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Accounting Option Although the areas are not entirely distinct, accounting can be divided into two major fields: financial accounting, which is concerned with the maintenance and auditing of financial records, and managerial accounting, which is concerned with making decisions based on accounting data.
Finance Option Finance students study corporate financial management, capital markets, investment decision making evaluations, and portfolio management.
They learn the concepts and methods of finance that are currently in industry and research.
www.csu.edu /AccountingAndFinance/GeneralDegreeReqs.htm   (236 words)

 Purchase A Mercedes on Finance: Find The Right Option For You
Fortunately for those of you who have always dreamed of owning a Mercedes, there are a few finance options that you can choose from.
The advantage in this option is that there is a fixed amount that is known at the beginning.
As the car prices go on increasing, in CHP you have an option of deciding the final amount to be paid at the time of purchasing your car.
www.mercedesonline.com.au /mercedes-finance.html   (506 words)

 Honours Pure Mathematics/Finance Option
The Pure Math/Finance Option is designed for a few students with a very strong background in analysis who wish to work with financial instruments, such as derivatives.
Therefore the jobs that the Pure Mathematics/Finance option lead to tend to be quite specialized in the area of financial derivatives.
The Pure Mathematics/Finance option is a tough plan, but very rewarding for students who enjoy economics and the theoretical aspects of calculus.
www.math.uwaterloo.ca /PM_Dept/Undergrad/Academic/Plans/pm_finance.shtml   (263 words)

The General Finance track is designed to provide students with the basic skills required to plan, supervise, and control the financial activities of business organizations.
Students specializing in the General Finance track gain the skills related to evaluating the financial needs of a business, obtaining the funds required by the firm, and using these funds in such a way that the company's goals are met.
The option stresses the role of global communications and the growth of entrepreneurial opportunities in worldwide markets, with special attention to California and the markets of the Pacific Rim.
www.csufresno.edu /catoffice/archives/0203/finance.html   (718 words)

 Finance Option
The goal of the finance option is to expose the student to all three major branches of finance: investments, corporate, and financial institutions.
At the same time, the option allows the student some flexibility in choosing courses and tracks; the Financial Analysis track is a good choice for those students who wish to obtain a solid grounding in both Accounting and Finance.
Finance professionals concern themselves with investments, financing and organizational restructuring decisions in business firms, financial institutions, pension funds and governmental entities.
www.unh.edu /acfi/Option-finance.htm   (303 words)

 The Manila Times Internet Edition | BUSINESS > Gokongweis offer an option, says Finance
Finance Secretary Margarito Teves said the government, through Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC), is open to any possibility on the fate of its 40-percent stake in Petron Corp.
PNOC has the option to match this offer or assign the same to a third party, as per an agreement with Aramco over a decade ago.
Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said the acquisition would require budgetary appropriation, adding the P1.23 trillion General Appropriations Act for this year has no allocation for a buyback of Petron shares.
www.manilatimes.net /national/2008/may/09/yehey/business/20080509bus5.html   (324 words)

 Global Derivatives v3.0 - Financial Mathematics Glossary U-Z
In the case of quantitative finance and option pricing, vega is an important concept in assessing the risks of a derivative.
The vega is essentially the dollar change in the option value assuming a 1% change in the volatility of the underlying.
For example, if the option value was $4.50 and the vega was 25, it can be said that a 1% increase in the underlying volatility will shift the option value to $4.75.
www.global-derivatives.com /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=33   (381 words)

 Campaign Financing - Division of Elections - Department of State
Choose this option to learn more about campaign finance report items and results columns on contribution and expenditure queries.
The Election Campaign Financing Act took effect on January 1, 1987 and provides for matching contributions received by candidates for governor and cabinet offices.
As provided for in Chapter 106, Florida Statutes, distribution of funds to candidates accepting public campaign financing is administered by the Florida Department of State, Division of Elections.
election.dos.state.fl.us /campfin/cfindb.shtml   (207 words)

 Option ARM: Not a Good Mortgage Loan Option - Associated Content
One of the mortgage loan options that was gaining popularity prior to the credit market crash was the option ARM.
Option ARM home loans became so popular because they allowed home buyers to put off making payments on the principal and even on some of the interest.
The Option ARM home loan certainly did its part to contribute to the subprime lending crash.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/354671/option_arm_not_a_good_mortgage_loan.html   (688 words)

 Butler Machinery Company - Caterpillar Dealer
New equipment is generally financed for 1 to 7 years and used equipment for 1 to 5 years.
A Butler Value Option Tax Lease was designed for the customer looking for a lower payment than that offered by an Installment Sales Contract or Finance Lease, but still desiring to have the option to purchase the equipment at the end of the lease.
The finance term length of a Butler Value Option Tax Lease is from 3 to 7 years.
www.butler-machinery.com /services/finance_options.asp   (782 words)

 Finance - College of Business, Oregon State University
The goal of the finance program at OSU is to provide a professionally oriented program to prepare students for successful careers in institutional finance which includes careers in banking, brokerage, insurance, and other financial fields.
Because financial managers deal with other people's money, finance is a career choice for individuals who enjoy working with people and who desire challenging assignments.
As a result, individuals who study finance must possess a knowledge of statistical and quantitative methods, systems analysis, and computer applications in addition to finance and accounting skills.
www.bus.oregonstate.edu /prospective/options/finance.htm   (415 words)

Options are extremely versatile securities that can be used in many different ways.
Traders use options to speculate, which is a relatively risky practice, while hedgers use options to reduce the risk of holding an asset.
Options Basics Tutorial - An introduction to the world of options, covering everything from primary concepts to how options work and why you might use them.
baystreet.investopedia.com /terms/o/option.asp   (159 words)

 Rental-property owners may dig lease option
That's because the "option" element -- which means you have an option to buy at the end of a set lease period -- also means you have the opportunity to opt out of buying the house.
If you did exercise the option, she would get her split of the 5 percent to 6 percent commission shared with the seller's agent, assuming there is one.
However, real estate agents are a little more aggressive about finding "lease-purchase" deals -- the key words being "option" and "purchase" -- because the tenant is typically obliged to buy the home at the end of the lease (usually one to three years) in these arrangements.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/real-estate/20051112a1.asp   (470 words)

Financing foreign investment, financial control of foreign operations, and working capital management including foreign exchange positions using cases and readings.
Finance topics of current concern to faculty and students.
Study of the financing of the corporation, including recent theoretical and institutional developments.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/finance.html   (1384 words)

 Which is the best option? - Finance Point
Lack of finances might be one of them but the most plausible explanation seems, the ease with which one can get a secured loan in UK nowadays.
However, when your finances nosedive and force you to default on the payments there is a risk that the lender might repossess your collateral and leave you without a roof on your head.
Unsecured loans are route to finance in the absence of guarantee.
www.financepoint.net /best-option-uk.asp   (1106 words)

 Vernimmen - Definition of Asymmetry - option - Finance dictionary
An option contract is fundamentally asymmetrical: each part does not have the same rights or the same obligations.
The buyer of any option has the right to exercise it, but not the obligation, whereas the seller is obliged to exercise at the buyer’s request.
To find other words in the dictionary of finance, click on the first letter of the word you are looking for:
www.vernimmen.com /html/glossary/definition_option_asymmetry.html   (295 words)

 What is Structured Finance?
Structure finance essentially is the process of making a loan based on a strong performance in cash flow in the past.
The use of structured finance can be attractive to a business that does not have much in the way of material assets, but does have a strong client base and a documented history of monthly billing coupled with consistent pay histories of the customers.
While the traditional finance sector may be hesitant to loan funds to companies emerging from this sort of situation, a structured finance scheme would take into account the stable and consistent cash flow from customer orders and consider the corporation a good risk.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-structured-finance.htm   (510 words)

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