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By Chuck Kowalski
Definition: Underlying refers to the commodity or futures contract upon which a given option is based. The price movement of the underlying dictates the price of a option contract.

Underlying Instrument
The instrument, such as shares and commodities on which a futures or options contract is based.
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Ordinary Shares
Commodity (commodities)
Futures Contract
Derivatives ...

Underlying Interest
The specific security, commodity, index or financial instrument that an option or futures contract is traded.
News On Underlying Interest ...

In finance, an underlying is an investment from which a derivative security is derived. Underlyings are invariably more common and more widely heard of than the securities derived from them.

Underlying Asset
What is the definition of Underlying Asset?
The underlying asset is the item being traded and exchanged between dealers and traders on a financial exchange.

It is a financial instrument which must be delivered in completion of an option or futures contract.
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Underlying debt
Municipal bonds issued by government entities but under the control of larger government entities and for which the larger entity shares the credit responsibility. ...

Underlying - covered warrant
The asset on which the covered warrant is based and derives its value. The underlying may be a security (such as shares), a share index (e.g. FTSE 100), a commodity or a currency.

Underlying Commodity: The cash commodity underlying a futures contract. Also, the commodity or futures contract on which a commodity option is based, and which must be accepted or delivered if the option is exercised.

Underlying Stock - The underlying stock is the stock for which you are purchasing the option.

Underlying Asset - In order to write an options trading contract, you certainly have to include the commodities that contract is buying. Corn futures, gold and silver are all examples of commodities that can be underlying assets.

The underlying asset that gives value to a futures contract could be shares, share market indices, commodities, currency, interest rates, weather etc.

Underlying Behavior
The presence of a Key Reversal Bar usually signals a reversal of psychology and a subsequent retracement of recent gains.

The actual traded market or markets from which the price of futures is derived.
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Underlying Asset - The stock, commodity, futures contract, or cash index to be delivered in the event an option is exercised.

Underlying Security
The stock an option taker has the right to buy or sell if they choose to exercise their option.
Measurement of an underlying stock is expected to vary or fluctuate in a given time period ...

1. In derivatives, the security that must be delivered when a derivative contract, such as a put or call option, is exercised.

Underlying Stock Dividends
Dividends increase the attractiveness of holding stock rather than buying calls. This is because call buyers are not entitled to the dividends until they actually own the stock.

Underlying Behavior
In this pattern prices edge steadily higher in a converging pattern i.e. there are higher highs and higher lows indicating that bulls are winning over bears.

Underlying Instrument
A class of options is all the puts and calls on a particular underlying instrument. The something that an option gives a person the right to buy or sell is the underlying instrument.

Underlying asset, underlying instrument: The instrument (shares, bonds, stock index.) that can be purchased (in case of call) or sold (in case of a put) by a buyer who exercises his option.

UNDERLYING SECURITY Options: the security subject to being purchased or sold upon exercise of an option contract. For example, IBM stock is the underlying security to IBM options.

Underlying Security
The security subject to being purchased or sold upon exercise of the option contract.

underlying security - the stock, bond, index, or other financial instrument upon which a derivative such as an option is based. It is the underlying security that is subject to being bought or sold upon exercise of the option.

Underlying Fund Expenses - You will also indirectly pay the fees and expenses imposed by the mutual funds that are the underlying investment options for your variable annuity.

The "something" that the parties agree to exchange in a derivative contract.
Undiversifiable risk ...

Underlying Security: The security upon which a derivative (option, index, futures contract) or other security is based. Eg, an ASA option is based upon the price of ASA stock. The S&P 500 futures index is based upon the S&P 500 stock index.

Underlying Instrument
may sound musical, but refers to the stock, security, or other financial thing that is the basis of the value of a financial derivative.

Underlying Security - The security which one has the right to buy or sell via the terms of a listed option contract.

Financial instrument that underlies an option, future, warrant or other instrument.
Underlying index
The index that a tracker follows ...

Underlying Commodity: The commodity or futures contract on which a commodity option is based, and which must be accepted or delivered if the option is exercised. Also, the cash commodity underlying a futures contract.

Underlying liquidity: The liquidity in the underlying basket of the ETF. This liquidity is not always visible on the stock exchange, but market makers can facilitate large investments into ETFs if there is sufficient underlying liquidity.

Underlying Instrument: A trading instrument subject to purchase upon exercise.
Undervalued: Refers to a security selling below the value the market value analysts believe it is worth, or below its liquidation value.

See also: See also: Market, Trading, Stock, Option, Options

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