American-style option


American-style option
An option contract that can be exercised at any time between the date of purchase and the expiration date. Most exchange-traded options are American style. The New York Times Financial Glossary
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American option or American-style option
An option that the holder can exercise any time prior to and including the expiration date.
See European option, Bermuda option and Asian option. American Banker Glossary
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An option contract that can be exercised at any time between the date of purchase and the expiration date. Most exchange-traded equity options are American style. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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Type of option contract that can be exercised at the buyer's discretion on any trading day up to and including the expiration date. This differs from a European style option, which may only be exercised on its expiration date. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
Options that permit exercise at any time on or before the expiration date. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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Gives the buyer the right to exercise the option at any time before its expiry. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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American-style option UK US noun [C]
FINANCE AMERICAN OPTION(Cf. ↑American option)

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