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  Option - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Options are usually traded on a futures exchange where they are identified by option symbols.
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   (2463 words)

 Option (films) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the film industry, an option is a contractual agreement between a movie studio, a production company, or a producer (henceforth called the "producer") and a writer, in which the producer obtains the right to buy a screenplay from the writer, before a certain date.
This "setting up a deal" is usually a tedious process known as development hell, in which the producer must get the screenplay written (if the option was on a book), obtain informal agreements with the director, the major actors, the financiers, and the distributors, and get the screenplay polished to suit all participants.
Most option agreements specify the prices of additional extensions, should the producer be unable to put the movie together in the originally specified term, and choose to extend.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Option_(films)   (408 words)

 Option ARM Loan: Typical Features, Advantages, Pay Option ARMs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Option ARM loan programs may vary in the initial rate, negative amortization and lifetime caps, ARM index, or optional features, however, when comparing one option ARM with another, pay close attention to the margin and the fully indexed rate.
With option ARMs, the adjustment period is usually set to 1 month: the fully indexed rate may not change more than once every month based on the movement of the index.
Some option ARM loans, for a fee (or for an increase in your rate), contain a provision permitting you to increase the term of the loan from 30 to 40 years.
mortgage-x.com /library/option_arm.asp   (1424 words)

 option Definition
The right, but not the obligation, to buy (for a call option) or sell (for a put option) a specific amount of a given stock, commodity, currency, index, or debt, at a specified price (the strike price) during a specified period of time.
If the option contract is exercised, the writer is responsible for fulfilling the terms of the contract by delivering the shares to the appropriate party.
As leverage, options allow the holder to control equity in a limited capacity for a fraction of what the shares would cost.
www.investorwords.com /3477/option.html   (444 words)

 ESPN.com: NCF - Football 101: Option football
Option football is unique because this scheme leaves defensive players unblocked at the line of scrimmage and relies on the quarterback to make split-second decisions while the football is in his hands.
Option offenses can either predetermine who will carry the football or call double- or triple-option plays, relying on the quarterback to make decisions based on how the defense reacts to him.
Option football run at high level of execution is without a doubt the most difficult thing to defend in college football.
espn.go.com /ncf/columns/davie/1447132.html   (1739 words)

 CFTC Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Option: A contract that gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified quantity of a commodity or other instrument at a specific price within a specified period of time, regardless of the market price of that instrument.
Option Writer: The person who originates an option contract by promising to perform a certain obligation in return for the price or premium of the option.
Inputs to option pricing models typically include the price of the underlying instrument, the option strike price, the time remaining till the expiration date, the volatility of the underlying instrument, and the risk-free interest rate (e.g., the Treasury bill interest rate).
www.cftc.gov /opa/glossary/opaglossary_o.htm   (970 words)

 CBOE - Equity Option Concepts
Options are contracts in which the terms of the contract are standardized and give the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a particular asset (e.g., the underlying stock) at a fixed price (the strike price) for a specific period of time (until expiration).
The seller of an option is obligated to perform according to the terms of the options contract-selling the stock at the contracted price (the strike price) for a call seller, or purchasing it for a put seller-if the option is exercised by the buyer.
In accordance with the standardized terms of their contracts, all options expire on a certain date, called the "expiration date." For conventional listed options, this can be up to nine months from the date the options are first listed for trading.
www.cboe.com /LearnCenter/Basics.asp   (2314 words)

 RFC 2018 (rfc2018) - TCP Selective Acknowledgement Options   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We propose slight modifications to the SACK options as proposed in RFC1072.
The SACK option is to be included in a segment sent from a TCP that is receiving data to the TCP that is sending that data; we will refer to these TCP's as the data receiver and the data sender, respectively.
The SACK option is advisory, in that, while it notifies the data sender that the data receiver has received the indicated segments, the data receiver is permitted to later discard data which have been reported in a SACK option.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc2018.html   (3052 words)

 O Definitions: Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
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 contract that, in exchange for the option price, gives the option buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (or sell) a financial asset at the exercise price from (or to) the option seller within a specified time period, or on a specified date (expiration date).
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)

 stock option - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about stock option   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Options are different from futures because the holder of the options is not obliged to exercise them.
Share options are often used as part of a benefits package to attract and keep employees, particularly senior executives.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /stock+option   (119 words)

 OPTION EXERCISE CHECKLIST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The purpose of this modification is to exercise the Government’s unilateral right to exercise an option in accordance with the contract’s clause FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract.
This option was evaluated as part of the initial competition.
Based on the foregoing information, I hereby determine that the option is in accordance with the terms of the contract, and it is in the Government's best interest to exercise this option.
www.statebuy.state.gov /opehelp/option.htm   (1001 words)

 OPTION Element | option Object (Internet Explorer - DHTML)
Sets or retrieves whether the option in the list box is the default item.
As of Internet Explorer 5 and later, the OPTION elements are part of the all collection.
Except for background-color and color, style settings applied through the style object for the option element are ignored.
msdn.microsoft.com /workshop/author/dhtml/reference/objects/option.asp   (1919 words)

 MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 4.3.2 Using Option Files
Option files provide a convenient way to specify commonly used options so that they need not be entered on the command line each time you run a program.
option is used as a security precaution, to prevent a user specified in an option file from being overridden on the command line.
The syntax for specifying options in an option file is similar to command-line syntax, except that you omit the leading two dashes.
dev.mysql.com /doc/refman/5.0/en/option-files.html   (1786 words)

 OPTION - Company Profile
Option will revolutionise your perception of Mass Lam and the reasons for using it.
Yes and no. True, Option makes the inner layers for multilayer PCB’s like other Mass Laminators, but the product is very different from conventional Mass Lam, and the reasons that PCB manufacturers enter into partnership with Option are also very different.
Option Technologies will be the best supplier of products and services to the PCB industry; a world class performer in the eyes of its customers, suppliers, its investors and its staff; the benchmark for excellence against which all others will be measured.
www.option.co.uk   (283 words)

 Description of the OPTION tag
This describes an option in a listbox of a form.
This attribute indicates that this option is the default selected choice in the listbox.
If this attribute is not present in one of the options the first option is the default value.
www.xs4all.nl /~dimaroan/htl/TAG_OPTION.html   (234 words)

 Built-In Commands - option manual page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The option command allows you to add entries to the Tk option database or to retrieve options from the database.
Default options (from the RESOURCE_MANAGER property or the.Xdefaults file) will be reloaded automatically the next time an option is added to the database or removed from it.
If several entries in the option database match window, name, and class, then the command returns whichever was created with highest priority level.
www.tcl.tk /man/tcl8.4/TkCmd/option.htm   (478 words)

 Option Trading
This is why everyone who trades options should look at not only a real-time graph of the stock, but also of the option itself.
The volume of options on the OEX is the highest out there, so the price between the bid and ask is usually around 1/8 of a point.
The market can support millions of dollars in OEX options, so the ceiling on maximum profits is still incredibly high...but not high enough for mutual funds (which is why they don't have these kind of results.
www.financialpicks.com /optiontrade.html   (1606 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)

 OPTION - Menu Option
The value of the option, sent with a submitted form, is specified with the
To ensure that a suitable option is selected, authors may wish to use the
A disabled option cannot be selected by the user and is never submitted with the form.
www.htmlhelp.com /reference/html40/forms/option.html   (217 words)

 Technorati Tag: option   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 What is option? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary
(1) In command-driven interfaces, an option is an addition to a command that changes or refines the command in a specified manner.
As the term implies, options are just that -- they are not required.
For example the DIR command supports the /P option, which causes the system to pause between screenfuls of data.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/O/option.html   (293 words)

 Option One Mortgage Corporation - Home Page
Option One is a residential mortgage lender and a subsidiary of HandR Block.
With our help, many of our customers achieve the dream of homeownership or access their home equity to remodel, send their kids to college or consolidate high interest-rate debt.
At Option One, we work in an environment of empowerment and collaboration that keeps us focused on doing the best possible job for our customers.
www.oomc.com   (117 words)

 The Option structure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Option structure defines the option type, used for handling partial functions and optional values, and provides a collection of common combinators.
The type option provides a distinction between some value and no value, and is often used for representing the result of partially defined functions.
It can be viewed as a typed version of the C convention of returning a NULL pointer to indicate no value.
www.dina.kvl.dk /~sestoft/sml/option.html   (154 words)

 tethereal - Dump and analyze network traffic
The argument to the option is a string of the form prefname:value, where prefname is the name of the preference (which is the same name that would appear in the preference file), and value is the value to which it should be set.
Note that the -z proto option is different - it doesn't cause statistics to be gathered and printed when the capture is complete, it modifies the regular packet summary output to include the values of fields specified with the option.
Therefore you must not use the -q option, as that option would suppress the printing of the regular packet summary output, and must also not use the -V option, as that would cause packet detail information rather than packet summary information to be printed.
www.ethereal.com /docs/man-pages/tethereal.1.html   (4559 words)

 Option   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The OPTION element is only allowed within the SELECT element and indicates an individual choice or element in the Selection List.
This is a stand-alone attribute which indicates that this Option is initially selected.
In Internet Explorer 4.0/5.0, only the CSS 'color' and 'background-color' properties apply to the OPTION element (and the 'background-color' component of the 'background' shorthand.) All other CSS properties for this element seem to be ignored.
www.blooberry.com /indexdot/html/tagpages/o/option.htm   (295 words)

 Senators say military strike on Iran must be option - Boston.com
Republican and Democratic senators said on Sunday the United States may ultimately have to undertake a military strike to deter Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but that should be the last resort.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators said on Sunday the United States may ultimately have to undertake a military strike to deter Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, but that should be the last resort.
If the Russians and the Chinese, for reasons that would be abominable, do not join us then we will have to go with the (states that are) willing," he said.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/01/15/us_senators_say_military_strike_on_iran_must_be_option   (609 words)

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