American Option

Trading Basics

American Option

An option that can get exercised at any time during its life.

European options can only be exercised at the end.

Other Trading Basics

Capital

The economic resource used to buy assets, normally with the view to provide a product or service.

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ADR

American Depositary Receipts or ADRs. These are shares of foreign companies listed on exchanges in the USA in dollars.

They allow US investors to get access to overseas shares without the hassle of having to exchange currency, open brokerage accounts overseas and so on.

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At The Money

A term used in options trading where the strike price of the option is similar to the current underlying spot price of the instrument.

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