Stock option

Stock option is a contract which contains the right to buy/sell on an individual stock at the certain price on a particular date (expiration date).

Unlike futures options, stock options do not depend on the underlying stock lifetime (apart from cases of the bankruptcy of companies). The underlying asset in this case does not have an expiration date. The shares themselves are affected only by price risk, they have high volatility and due to this, stock options are one of the most actively traded derivatives and are in demand among investors, hedgers and other market participants.

To find the most interesting stock options for trading, you can use the option screener, available on our website that identifies stocks in terms of attractiveness of buying and selling the underlying stock options.

Options Glossary