Shares are assigned when the option contract holder (buyer) exercises their right to either purchase or sell shares at the agreed strike price. The assignment is sent to the seller who must fulfill the obligation. [click to read more]
A fully covered short put option by cash is known as Cash Secured Put". It involves writing an at-the-money or out-of-the-money put option and simultaneously setting aside enough cash to buy the stock. Bullish investors profit if the option expires out of the money or [click to read more]"
The assignment of underlying stock to the seller of option by the option buyer through executing his right to exercisean before it's expiry date. Only American-style options are subject to early exercise, while European-style options are not.[click to read more]
A predefined fixed date after which a specific option can not be traded. Open option contracts are squared off in cash or assignment at the end time of the expiry day automatically by the brokers.[click to read more]
The last day of the options period of validity and the last day to trade the option before automatic assignment or worthless expiration. The third Friday of the expiration month of options is the last trading day for regular monthly options.[click to read more]