Introduction to Equity Options

Introduction to Equity Options

James Eves

30 years: Equity capital markets

After providing a basis to understanding equity, James outlines some more advanced concepts including share options, short selling and the ways of raising equity capital.

After providing a basis to understanding equity, James outlines some more advanced concepts including share options, short selling and the ways of raising equity capital.

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Introduction to Equity Options

10 mins 10 secs

Overview

In financial markets, an option gives the buyer a right to buy/sell an asset at a previously agreed price, at a particular date. Short selling is most often used as a hedging strategy to manage the risk of long investments, and equity capital can be raised i.e. via a rights issue or a block trade.

Key learning objectives:

  • Describe a share option

  • Define short selling

  • Identify the means of raising equity capital

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