Deferred strike option

Definition:

An option where the strike price can be specified as the underlying asset price any time before maturity. After the strike is specified, the option becomes a vanilla option until maturity of the option.

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Currency hedge

Applies mainly to international equities. Hedging technique to guard against foreign exchange fluctuations (i.e., short Euro l00 mm when holding a long position of Euro l00 mm in stocks).

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