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Call An Option
Definition: To exercise a call option.
Call Around Market
Definition: A market, commonly used for options on futures on European exchanges, in which brokers contact each other outside of the exchange trading facility to arrange block trades.
Call Cotton
Definition: Cotton bought or sold on call. See Buyer's Call, Seller's Call.
Call Date
Definition: A date before maturity, specified at issuance, when the issuer of a bond may retire part of the bond for a specified call price.
Call Feature
Definition: Part of the indenture agreement between the bond issuer and buyer describing the schedule and price of redemptions prior to maturity.
Call Loan
Definition: A loan repayable on demand. Sometimes used as a synonym for broker loan or broker overnight loan.
Call Money Rate
Definition: Also called the broker loan rate , the interest rate that banks charge brokers to finance margin loans to investors. The broker charges the investor the call money rate plus a service charge.
Call Option
Definition: An option contract that gives its holder the right (but not the obligation) to purchase a specified number of shares of the underlying stock at the given strike price, on or before the expiration date of the contract.
Call Option
Definition:

A contract between a buyer and seller whereby the buyer acquires the right, but not the obligation, to buy a specified stock, commodity or index at a predetermined price on or before a predetermined date. The seller of the option assumes the obligation of delivering the underlying, should the buyer exercise the option.

Opposite of a put option.

Call Premium
Definition: Premium in price above the par value of a bond or share of preferred stock that must be paid to holders to redeem the bond or share of preferred stock before its scheduled maturity date.
Call Price
Definition: The price, specified at issuance, at which the issuer of a bond may retire part of the bond at a specified call date.
Call Protection
Definition: A feature of some callable bonds that establishes an initial period when the bonds may not be called.
Call Provision
Definition: An embedded option granting a bond issuer the right to buy back all or part of an issue prior to maturity.
Call Risk
Definition: The combination of cash flow uncertainty and reinvestment risk introduced by a call provision.
Call Rule
Definition: An exchange regulation under which an official bid price for a cash commodity is competitively established at the close of each day's trading. It holds until the next opening of the exchange.
Call Swaption
Definition: A swaption in which the buyer has the right to enter into a swap as a fixed-rate payer. The writer therefore becomes the fixed-rate receiver/floating-rate payer.
Callability
Definition: Feature of a security that allows the issuer to redeem the security prior to maturity by calling it in, or forcing the holder to sell it back.
Callable
Definition: Applies mainly to convertible securities. Redeemable by the issuer before the scheduled maturity under specific conditions and at a stated price, which usually begins at a premium to par and declines annually. Bonds are usually called when interest rates fall so significantly that the issuer can save money by issuing new bonds at lower rates.
Called
Definition: Another term for exercised when an option is a call. In the case of an option on a physical, the writer of a call must deliver the indicated underlying commodity when the option is exercised or called. In the case of an option on a futures contract, a futures position will be created that will require margin, unless the writer of the call has an offsetting position.
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