Glossary – Finance

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Open Interest
The total number of long positions outstanding in a futures contract (equals the total number of short positions).

Option Class
All options of the same type (call or put) on a particular stock.

Option Series
All options of a certain class with the same strike price and expiration date.

Option-Adjusted Spread
The spread over the Treasury curve that makes the theoretical price of an interest rate derivative equal to the market price.

Out-of-the-Money Option
Either (a) a call option where the asset price is less than the strike price or (b) a put option where the asset price is greater than the strike price.

Over-the-Counter Market
Market where traders deal by phone. The traders are usually financial institutions , corporations and fund managers.
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