Writer

Definition:

The seller of an option, usually an individual, bank, or company that issues the option and consequently has the obligation to sell the asset (if a call) or to buy the asset (if a put) on which the option is written if the option buyer exercises the option.

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Arizona Stock Exchange

A single price auction exchange for equity trading that allows anonymous buyers and sellers to trade at low transaction costs.

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