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Stock Options and Futures

Options are the right to buy or sell a security at a set price over a specified period of time. Futures are contracts to buy or sell assets at a set price on a predetermined future date.

Asked in Business & Finance, Stock Market, Stock Options and Futures, Stocks

What is contra in stock trading?

When you buy stocks, the actual stocks get delivered to your trading account only after 3 business days and you pay for the stocks only when they are delivered BUT you are already the owner of the stocks BEFORE they are delivered or PAID FOR. As such, if you sell those stocks within that 3 days, a cash difference of your profit or loss will result in your account without ever owning the stock or paying for them. This is known...
Asked in Resume Writing, Companies, Stock Options and Futures

How do you list a previous employer on your resume when the company has changed names?

I don't believe there is a set style for this. I suggest just putting something like "[ABC merged with EFG in 19XX to form XYZ]" under the original company name. Good luck! ...
Asked in Stock Options and Futures, Wall Street

How do you thank someone for an invitation?

you say: "Thank you so much for this invitation"
Asked in Stock Options and Futures

What statement best explains what a futures contract is?

A futures contract is a contract setting the price and date for a commodity purchase. ...
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Advantages of put and call option?

To every buyer in stock market , there is a seller. So lets break this into 2 parts 1. Advantages for buying put and call options - Option buying means setting limited loss and unlimited profit. For example - if currently index is 1000 and you have bought 1100 call @ $34, your profit will be unlimited over and above 1100 but your loss is limted i.e $34 if it expires the series below 1100. So you pay a premium of $34...
Asked in Investing and Financial Markets, Stock Options and Futures, Stocks, Wills

Which US banks participate in the medallion guarantee program?

There are numerous locations that participate in the program but typically you have to be a bank customer to acquire a medallion guaranteed signature. One exception is Bank of America. Bank of America will provide the medallion guarnateed stamp for non-customers, but they do have to obtain information before providing the service. I'd suggest calling the branch you intend to visit before going just to be sure they provide this service, as it's typically just larger or main branches that will do...
Asked in Business Law, Stock Options and Futures, Stocks

How do you research old stock certificates?

Here are a number of suggestions from various WikiAnswer contributors: To do this in the most inexpensive manner, you should first check and see if this stock certificate has been cancelled. Normally the stock will have a cancellation or redeemed date and/or company/representative firm/bank cancellation stamp. Often this is also done by chipping the certificate and putting small holes in the paper to spell redeemed or cancelled or some other related word. Then, you should find someone who buys and sells collectible stock certificates...
Asked in Index Funds and ETFs, IPOs, Stock Options and Futures

What is the option to sell shares of stock at a specified time in the future called?

It's actually called a call option. I will provide you with a definition I just found for this, and some additional tips on options trading. - - - - - The option to sell shares is a put. The option to buy them is a call. ...
Asked in Mathematical Finance, Stock Options and Futures

How do you hedge a short call option position?

You could either buy a higher call and create a credit spread to hedge the short call option OR Buy some of the stock and use it like a covered call strategy. ...
Asked in Mathematical Finance, Stock Options and Futures, Las Vegas

What is the vega of an option?

Option Vega is the change in the value of an option for a 1-percentage point increase in implied volatility, i.e. the first derivative of the option price with respect to volatility. ...
Asked in Investing and Financial Markets, Stock Market, Stock Options and Futures, Stocks

What is Sensex in the stock market?

Sensex refers to "Sensitivity Index" and is generally associated with the stock market indices. There are currently two major stock exchanges in India, The Bombay Stock exchange (BSE) and The National Stock Exchange (NSE). The BSE Sensex is an indicator of all the major companies of the BSE. The Nifty is an indicator of all the major companies of the NSE. If the Sensex goes up, it means that the prices of the stocks of most of the companies under the BSE Sensex...
Asked in Repossession, Stock Options and Futures, The Difference Between

What options do you have when threatened with repo?

Lance, you can take the car back to them or you let them come get it. Its not a hard decision. Probably, you are 60 days behind and what do YOU think the odds are of you "catching up"? You know your financial picture better than anyone else. make a realistic choice and deal with now. Good Luck ...
Asked in Symbols for Stocks Mutual Funds and ETFs, Stock Options and Futures, Stocks

What does the fifth letter of ticker symbol mean?

"Definitions For The Fifth Letter Of Ticker Symbols Have you ever wondered what that fifth letter at the end of the stock symbol is? It signifies that the issuer may have additional circumstances involved with the stock. Most recognizable is the infamous "E". Complete "Letter" list enclosed below. You may want to print it out for your own reference. The Eligibility Rule protects investors by ensuring that they have access to companies current financial information when considering investments in OTCBB-eligible securities. Nasdaq will continue to...
Asked in Long Term Care Insurance, Life Insurance, Stock Options and Futures

What are non forfeiture options?

Hi, I have some few knowledge regarding this nonforfeiture. I had only known that Standard life insurance and long-term care insurance may have nonforfeiture clauses. The clause may involve returning some portion of the total premiums paid, the cash surrender value of the policy, or a reduced benefit based upon premiums paid before the policy lapsed. If you have any attorney issues regarding this then Law Office of Sebastian Ohanian is one of the best options for you. Thank you ...
Asked in Investing and Financial Markets, Business Law, Stock Market, Stock Options and Futures

How long does a company have before they have to distribute your Employee Stock Option plan?

The stock option plan does not get distributed. You have to take action to buy or sell your options. If you sell your options, you will get the amount that is the difference between what your option amount was for and what the stock sells for. For instance if you have an $8 stock option, sell it for $28, you will get a check for $20. This is per stock. This counts as income, so make sure you have taxes withheld...
Asked in Investing and Financial Markets, Stock Market, Stock Options and Futures

What is stock options backdating?

Stock options give employees the option to buy stock at a predetermined price. Usually, when a company grants stock options, the predetermined price refers to a future price, and the future price is usually higher than the current price. For example, if your stock is trading at around $20/share, you might get 1000 options with a strike price of $22/share. No one would exercise their options (or buy this stock) right away, because why would you want to pay $22 for the...
Asked in Symbols for Stocks Mutual Funds and ETFs, Stock Options and Futures, DirecTV

What is the ticker symbol for MassMutual Financial Group?

MassMutual Financial Group is a private company and as such does not have a publicly-traded stock. ...
Asked in Investing and Financial Markets, Economics, Stock Market, Stock Options and Futures

Employee stock option in order to remove Principal-agent problem?

An employee stock option has to be linked with other stock holders, directors and employees getting higher benefits. In Pakistan, public stock holders in textile and some of the other industry have not been given any bonus or bonus shares since last 2 decades and many firms vanished. Distribution of over Rs 100 billion among employees free of any conditions is sinking of public taxes without getting any benefits. Employee's stock option might be very good if it is linked with production...
Asked in Investing and Financial Markets, Business Accounting and Bookkeeping, Stock Options and Futures

What is the difference between options and forward contract?

A forward contract is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a certain future time for a certain price agreed today. An option is an agreement between two parties for the option to buy or sell an asset at a certain future time for a certain price agreed today. The main difference is that a forward contract has to happen while an option may or may not happen depending on the value of the asset compared...
Asked in Stock Options and Futures, Example Sentences, Great Pyramid of Giza

Where is nse situated?

New Delhi It is wrong. As per NSE (National Stock Exchange) website, the Corporate Office of NSE is situated at Mumbai and it has a branch at New Delhi. ...