Stock options are considered as options having stocks as the fundamental instrument. Similar to all options, the stock options use several related phrases that are unique to options markets. Generally, strike Price (or Exercise Price) is the word mostly used to describe stock options. Strike Price is the fixed price at which the owner of an option can purchase (in the case of a call, known as ‘call option’) or sell (in the case of a put, ‘put option’) the underlying commodity.

The concept of Stock option trading was introduced in the 1970’s, and it became popular in 1980’s. However the market losses of 1990 caused a stop in this type of trading, the recent concept of electronic trading (online trading) made them again popular to the public.

The major risk coming with the stock options trading, the customer is obligated to trade in the strike price. To be clear, if a customer wish to purchase the underlying stocks, he must do it on the strike price though the actual market stock price is lesser than that. In same way, the customer needs to sell his stock at the strike price though the actual stock market price is far higher.

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