Option Type - Equity Derivatives Provision

From The Jolly Contrarian
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2002 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions
A Jolly Contrarian owner’s manual

Resources and navigation

Resources About the Equity Derivatives Definitions | (full wikitext) | (nutshell wikitext)
Hot topics Synthetic Prime Brokerage Anatomy | The Triple Cocktail | Cancellation and Payment | Calculation Agent
TOC | 1 General Definitions | 2 Option Transactions | 3 Exercise of Options | 4 Forward Transactions | 5 Equity Swap Transactions | 6 Valuation | 7 Settlement | 8 Cash Settlement | 9 Physical Settlement | 10 Dividends | 11 Adjustments and Modifications | 12 Extraordinary Events · 12.8 Cancellation Amount · 12.9 Additional Disruption Events · 12.9 List of ADEs · 12.9(b) Consequences of ADEs | 13 Miscellaneous

Index: Click to expand:

Section 2.3 in a Nutshell
Use at your own risk, campers!

2.3. Option Type.

2.3(a)Call” means an Option Transaction entitling Buyer:
(i) Where “Cash Settlement” applies: To receive from Seller the Option Cash Settlement Amount (where the Settlement Price exceeds the Strike Price); and
(ii) Where “Physical Settlement” applies: To buy Shares (or Baskets) from Seller at the Settlement Price per Share or Basket.
2.3(b)Put” means an Option Transaction entitling Buyer:
(i) Where “Cash Settlement” applies: To receive from Seller the Option Cash Settlement Amount (where the Strike Price exceeds the Settlement Price); and
(ii) Where “Physical Settlement” applies: To sell Shares (or Baskets) to Seller at the Settlement Price per Share or Basket.

view template

Full text of Section 2.3

Section 2.3. Option Type.

2.3(a) Call. “Call” means an Option Transaction entitling Buyer upon exercise:
(i) where “Cash Settlement” is applicable, to receive from Seller an Option Cash Settlement Amount if the Settlement Price exceeds the Strike Price; and
(ii) where “Physical Settlement” is applicable, to purchase Shares or Baskets of Shares from Seller at the Settlement Price per Share or Basket,
in each case as more particularly provided in or pursuant to these Definitions and the related Confirmation.
(b) Put. “Put” means an Option Transaction entitling Buyer upon exercise:
(i) where “Cash Settlement” is applicable, to receive from Seller an Option Cash Settlement Amount if the Strike Price exceeds the Settlement Price; and
(ii) where “Physical Settlement” is applicable, to sell Shares or Baskets of Shares to Seller at the Settlement Price per Share or Basket,
in each case as more particularly provided in or pursuant to these Definitions and the related Confirmation.

view template


Get in touch
Comments? Questions? Suggestions? Requests? Insults? We’d love to hear from you.
Sign up for our newsletter

Content and comparisons

Some preparing the ground for tilling later by stating for the record what ought to be obvious.
Template

Summary

Call

The basic definition of a call option. I am entitled to buy shares from you at a pre-agreed price (Strike Price) on a pre-agreed date (i.e., a European Option) or a any time up to a pre-agreed date (i.e., an American Option). You can also cash settle a Call by paying the positive difference between the prevailing share price on the Exercise Date and the Strike Price.

But what if the difference between the share price and the Strike Price is negative on the Exercise Date? Then you wouldn’t exercise your call option, friend, because you are homo economicus, remember: the modern embodiment of the rational person on the Clapham Omnibus.

At any time where the prevailing share price is above the Strike Price, your option is “in-the-money”. If the share price is below the Strike Price it is “out-of-the-money”. The option has time value though, so just because it it out of the money it doesn’t mean it's worthless. but you wouldn't exercise it while it was out of the money, all the same.

Put

The basic definition of a put option. I am entitled to sell shares to you at a pre-agreed price (Strike Price) on a pre-agreed date (i.e., a European Option) or a any time up to a pre-agreed date (i.e., an American Option). You can also cash settle a put by paying the negative difference between the prevailing Share price on the Exercise Date and the Strike Price.

But what if the difference between the Share price and the Strike Price is positive on the Exercise Date? Then you wouldn’t exercise your put option, friend, because you are homo economicus, remember: the modern embodiment of the rational person on the Clapham Omnibus.

At any time where the prevailing share price is below the Strike Price, your option is “in-the-money”. If the share price is above the Strike Price it is “out-of-the-money”. The option has time value though, so just because it it out of the money it doesn't mean it's worthless.

But you wouldn't exercise it while it was out-of-the-money, all the same.
Template

See also

Template

References