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Equity Option, Single Name

Trade Type: EquityOption
Trade Components: Option Data

A European Equity Option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a set number of shares of a single name equity or an equity index, at a predetermined strike price, at the end of the contract. For this right the buyer pays a premium to the seller. Settlement can be either cash or physical delivery.

Only exercise style European is supported for equity options.

This example is a bought (long position) equity option that gives the right to buy (call option) Lufthansa stock.

Equity Option, Index

Trade Type: EquityOption
Trade Components: Option Data

A European Equity Option gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a set number of shares of a single name equity or an equity index, at a predetermined strike price, at the end of the contract. For this right the buyer pays a premium to the seller. Settlement can be either cash or physical delivery.

Only exercise style European is supported for equity options.

This example is a sold (short position) equity option that gives the counterparty the right to sell (put option) the S&P index.