An underlying option security is the financial instrument on which a derivative's (i.e., an option's) value is based – it provides the price that is used to determine the value of the derivative. An option is classified as a derivative because its value is derived from the underlying security.

An option holder has the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a particular instrument at a specified price and date in the future.

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Yes, there are many standardized exchange-traded options contracts such as equity index futures and interest rate futures.

The holder has the right to buy or sell a particular instrument at a specified price and date in the future.

Options are classified as derivatives because their value is derived from the underlying security.

Some examples include employee stock options and real estate options.

Options can be acquired by purchase, as compensation for services, or as part of complex financial transactions.

The buyer of the option has the right to buy or sell, while the seller of the option has only the obligation to fulfill it if called upon.

An underlying option security is the financial instrument on which a derivative's value is based.

A derivative refers to any financial instrument whose value depends upon that of another asset, such as stocks, bonds, commodities or interest rates. Derivatives can be used for hedging risk or speculating on changes in prices of assets.

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