Introduction to Equity Options

Introduction to Equity Options

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.
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:

  • What are share options?

  • What is short selling?

  • What are the ways of raising equity capital?

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