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What is 'Put' when referring to Derivatives?

A 'put' confers the right to sell an asset. A put option on Share A, for example, gives the owner of the option the right (but not the obligation) to sell Share A at a fixed price any time prior to a predetermined date. The seller of the put would be obliged to buy Share A at that price if the holder exercised their right.

Submitted on 27th Nov 2018

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