call option

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun an option to buy shares at a future date and at a specific price.

Economics

  • noun an option to buy shares at a future date and at a certain price.

Forex

  • (written as Call Option)
    An options contract that gives the investor the ability to purchase a currency at a specified rate at some point in the future, without being obliged to do so. A call option typically has an expiration date, and may have a strike rate, or market rate above which the option can be executed.
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