Exercise limit

Definition:

Cap on the number of option contracts of any one class of contract that can be exercised within a five-day period contract. There are no restrictions on exercise for the last 10 trading days before expiry. A stock option's exercise limit varies with the volume of the underlying stock.

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Greenshoe option

 Option that allows the underwriter for a new issue to increase the size of the issue because of high demand for the shares.

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