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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

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.
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.
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.
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.