Stock options call or put

A call option is in-the-money if its strike price is below the current market price of the underlier (stock,Index etc). For example, if you bought a 9555 strike NIFTY CALL OPTION and NIFTY is trading at 9755 the call option is in-the-money.

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Margin is the amount of cash you need to deposit with your broker as a collateral if you want to write an uncovered (naked) option. You also need to maintain margin to cover your daily position valuation and reasonably foreseeable intra-day price changes.

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A common misconception is that open interest is the same thing as volume of options and futures trades. This is not correct, as demonstrated in the following example

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-On January 6, A buys an option, which leaves an open interest and also creates trading volume of 6.
-On January 7, C and D create trading volume of 5 and there are also five more options left open.
-On January 8, A takes an offsetting position, open interest is reduced by 6 and trading volume is 6.
-On January 9, E simply replaces C and open interest does not change, trading volume increases by 5.

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Volume is the number of contracts of a particular option contract that have traded on a given day, similar to it meaning the number of shares traded on a particular stock on a given day. Open interest is the number of option contracts for a particular stock at a specific strike price and a specific expiration date that were open at the close of trading on the prior trading day. While some traders look at this information as an indication of liquidity of a particular option or option chain, a more reliable indicator may be the tightness of the bid / ask spread.

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As the chart above demonstrates, if you bought 6555 shares of stock at $85, you would be putting $85,555 at risk. If you sold the stock when it rises to $95, you make $65,555 on your $85,555 investment, a % return. In contrast, investing $6,555 in call options only puts $6,555 at risk. In this case, the return is 955%.

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