Assignment

Definition:

The receipt of an exercise notice by an options writer that requires the writer to sell (in the case of a call) or purchase (in the case of a put) the underlying security at the specified strike price.

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Term of the Day

Regulation U

Federal Reserve Board limit on how much credit a bank can allow a customer for the purchase and carrying of margin securities.

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