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Futures Trading Terms
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1. Offer An indication of willingness to sell a futures contract at a given price; the opposite of Bid. =National Futures Association
2. Offset See also: Liquidate =National Futures Association
3. Omnibus Account An account carried by one Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) with another FCM in which the transactions of two or more persons are combined and carried in the name of the originating FCM More…
4. Open The period at the beginning of the trading session officially designated by the exchange during which all transactions are considered made “at the open.” =National Futures Association
5. Open Interest The total number of futures or options contracts of a given commodity that have not yet been offset by an opposite futures or option transaction nor fulfilled by delivery of the commodity More…
6. Open Outcry A method of public auction for making bids and offers in the trading pits of futures exchanges. =National Futures Association
7. Open Trade Equity The unrealized gain or loss on open positions. =National Futures Association
8. Opening Range The range of prices at which buy and sell transactions took place during the opening of the market. =National Futures Association
9. Option Buyer See also: Holder =National Futures Association
10. Option Contract A contract which gives the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specified quantity of a commodity or a futures contract at a specific price within a specified period of More…
11. Option Premium The price a buyer pays (and a seller receives) for an option. Premiums are arrived at through open outcry. There are two components in determing this price—extrinsic (or time) value and More…
12. Option Seller See Grantor. =National Futures Association
13. Out Trade A trade which cannot be cleared by a clearinghouse because the data submitted by the two clearing members involved in the trade differs in some respect. All out trades must be resolved More…
14. Out-of-the-Money Option A call option with a strike price higher or a put option with a strike price lower than the current market value of the underlying asset, (i.e., an option that does not have any intrinsic More…
15. Over-the-Counter Market (OTC) A market where products such as stocks, foreign currencies and other cash items are bought and sold by telephone and other electronic means of communication rather than on a designated More…
16. Overbought A technical opinion that the market price has risen too steeply and too fast in relation to underlying fundamental factors. =National Futures Association
17. Oversold A technical opinion that the market price has declined too steeply and too fast in relation to underlying fundamental factors. =National Futures Association

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