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What is an Option


A contract which gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified quantity of a security, commodity or futures contract at a predetermined price within a specified period. See Call Option; Put Option.


GlobEx Markets Publications


GlobEx Markets has an extensive listing of global finance terms and phrases. The terms that we have collected and compiled range from securities, derivatives and commodities to foreign products and Islamic finance.

Since the universe of financial terms is large, GlobEx Markets has created 3 electronic publications of terminology and phrases for 3 specific areas of finance. The primary publication, "The Language of Global Finance: Stocks, Bonds and Investments", is 191 pages and focuses upon global terms and phrases for stocks, bonds and investments.

A supplementary publication, "The Language of Global Finance: Options, Futures and Commodities", is 144 pages and focuses upon global terms and phrases for options, futures and commodities. The third publication of the series, "The Language of Global Finance: Islamic Finance", focuses on the specialized field of Islamic Finance.

Our publications are available for purchase through Amazon and directly from GlobEx Markets. To learn more, please visit the publication page listed above.


Knowledge is the Key


The most successful investors and risk managers use every tool at their disposal, which includes the understanding and the use of global finance terms and phrases. GlobEx Markets publications will improve your knowledge and understanding of global finance.

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Financial Times
  • Bloomberg
  • Nikkei Asian Review
  • Reuters