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An option—a right that operates as a continuing proposal—given in exchange for consideration—something of value—permitting its holder to sell a particular stock or commodity at a fixed price for a stated quantity and within a limited time period.

A put is purchased for a fee paid to the person who agrees to accept the stock or goods if they are offered. The purchaser of this right to sell expects the price of the stock or commodity to decrease so that he can deliver the stock or commodity at a profit. If the price rises, the option need not be exercised. The reverse transaction is a call.


(Place), verb apply, assign a place, attach, base, deposit, dispense, fix, give, imbed, implant, infuse, inject, install, instill, introduce, lodge, park, place, plant, raise, repose, seat, set, site, situate, station, submit, tender
Associated concepts: constructive bailment, involuntary bailment


(Phrase), verb ascribe, attribute, cast, describe, impute, pose, posit, postulate, present, propound, say, set forth, state, throw
See also: advance, deposit, dispose, give, house, impute, introduce, locate, lodge, phrase, place, plant, raise, repose, situated, submit

TO PUT, pleading. To select, to demand; as, the said C D puts himself upon the country; that is, he selects the trial by jury, as the mode of settling the matter in dispute, and does not rely upon an issue in law. Gould, Pl. c. 6. part 1, Sec. 19.

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As well as betting on further outright falls in US crude prices, traders have been aggressively taking up put options -- an option to sell a contract once it has fallen to a certain level -- at prices as low as $35 and even $30 per barrel.
Under the terms of the put option, if Debenhams shares fall below an agreed strike price, Sports Direct have the option to acquiring ordinary shares in Debenhams at the exercise price or pay the cash settlement value of the put option.
With the share buyback via put options, Walter Meier will acquire up to 25 percent of the share capital currently outstanding.
However, call and put option buyers are willing to pay more as the chances of prices moving in any direction are high.
Most embarrassing to the government, however, is the fact that many of the mysterious put options were purchased through an investment firm that was formally headed by Buzzy Krongard, the current executive director of the CIA.
The banker comes back with an option strategy that offers a significantly reduced option premium up-front, because it combines a written call option with a purchased put option.
In addition, Pioneer's notice to holders (a copy of which will be attached as an exhibit to the Schedule TO) with respect to the Put Option specifying the terms, conditions and procedures for exercising the Put Option will be available through The Depository Trust Company and the paying agent, which is Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.
None of the Company, its board of directors or employees has made or is making any representation or recommendation to any holder of the Notes as to whether to exercise or refrain from exercising the Put Option.
Bear put spread: This involves buying an ITM put option and simultaneously selling an OTM put option with the same underlying stock/index and expiry date.
He subsequently acquires a put option on only 100 shares.
Under the terms of the Put Option, holders of the Notes had the opportunity to surrender the Notes for purchase prior to or at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on September 27, 2012 (the "Put Date").
The opportunity to exercise the Put Option will commence on May 17, 2011 and will terminate at midnight, New York City time, on June 14, 2011.

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