In-the-money

Definition:

A put option that has a strike price higher than the underlying security price, or a call option with a strike price lower than the underlying security price. For example, if the March COMEX silver futures contract is trading at $6 an ounce, a March call with a strike price of $5.50 would be considered in the money by $0.50 an ounce. Related: Put. Antithesis of out-of-the-money.

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