Equity options

Definition:

Securities that give the holder the right (but not the obligation) to buy or sell a specified number of shares of stock, at a specified price for a certain (limited) time period. Typically one option equals 100 shares of stock.

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Public limited partnership

A limited partnership with an unlimited number of partners that is registered with the SEC and is available for public trading by broker/dealers.

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