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OCC

Options 

Clearing

 Corporation. The organization that handles 

Clearing

 of the options trades for the various options exchanges and regulates the 

Listing

 of new options. It is regulated by the Securities and Exchange 

Commission

, and is owned jointly by the U.S. stock exchanges that 

Trade

 options (American Stock Exchange, 

Chicago Board Options Exchange

, Pacific Exchange, and Philadelphia Stock Exchange). The fact that all 

Listed

 options are cleared through 

OCC

 means that all options are free of 

Default

 risk, since the 

OCC

 guarantees all option 

Contract

. Therefore, the buyer or a seller of an 

Option

 only faces the 

Credit risk

 of the 

OCC

 (which is minimal), not the 

Credit risk

 of the counterparty. In 

Order

 to manage risk, the 

OCC

 imposes 

Margin

 requirements on all options 

Broker

. The 

Margin

 requirement depends on the particulars of each specific contract.



Related Terms: 40

ACH

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Buy

,

Broker

,

Clear

,

Clearing

,

Commission

,

Credit risk

,

Clearing corporation

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Contract

,

Credit

,

Default

,

Default risk

,

Exchange

,

ECU

,

ECI

,

Guarantee

,

Inc.

,

Impose

,

Joint

,

Listed

,

Listing

,

Listed option

,

Margin

,

Mean

,

Order

,

Option

,

OCC

,

Option contract

,

Own

,

Party

,

Risk

,

Ratio

,

Ring

,

SEC

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sell

,

Stock exchange

,

Trade


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10-Q

,

10-K

,

1035 exchange

,

19c3 stock

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

ACH

,

Approved list

,

Automatic Clearing House

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

American Municipal Bond Assurance Corporation

,

American Stock Exchange

,

Amortization of premium

,

At par

,

All or any part

,

Alternative order

,

At best

,

At call

,

Automated Order Entry System

,

Adjustable rate preferred stock

,

Alien corporation

,

American Depositary Receipt

,

American Depositary Share

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Aggregate corporation

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

Adhesion contract

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

American option

,

American-style option

,

Asian option

,

At the money

,

Average option

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Adoption credit

,

Ad valorem

,

Arithmetic mean

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Bank credit

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Below par

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Block trade

,

Blue List

,

Bond Buyer

,

Bullet contract

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Buy

,

Best-execution requirement

,

Broker

,

Broker loan

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy minus

,

Buy minus order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy order

,

Buy stop order

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Board of Governors

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Broker loan rate

,

Business credit

,

Backdoor listing

,

Back-end load

,

Benchmark risk

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Big Board

,

Borrowed stock

,

Bulletin board

,

Buy-side

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cash ratio

,

Collection ratio

,

Contra account

,

Contribution margin

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Credit order

,

Clear

,

Cleared date

,

Clearing

,

Commission

,

Credit card

,

Credit union

,

Call risk

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Common stock equivalent

,

Conversion option

,

Conversion ratio

,

Credit analyst

,

Credit risk

,

Clearing corporation

,

Clearing firm

,

Clearing member

,

Code of procedure

,

Commission house

,

Contingency order

,

Contingent order

,

Contra broker

,

Contract broker

,

Credit balance

,

Crossed trade

,

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

,

Capitalization of income

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Credit squeeze

,

Cyclical stock

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Certificated stock

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Commodities Exchange Act

,

Commodities Exchange Center

,

Commodity Exchange

,

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

,

Contract grades

,

Contract market

,

Contract month

,

Country risk

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Credit insurance

,

Credit life insurance

,

Callable stock

,

Certificate of stock

,

Chicago Board Options Exchange

,

Closed corporation

,

Consumer stock

,

Control stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Certificate of title

,

Clear title

,

Contract

,

Contract for deed

,

Contract sale

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Cash credit

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Closed-end credit

,

Commercial credit

,

Consumer credit

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Credit

,

Credit agency

,

Credit default swap

,

Credit derivative

,

Credit enhancement

,

Credit limit

,

Credit line

,

Credit score

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Contract size

,

Counterparty risk

,

Covered option

,

Credit spread

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Deferred credit

,

Deposit in transit

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Drawn securities

,

Dual listing

,

Day order

,

Deep discount broker

,

Del credere agency

,

Designated Order Turnaround

,

Discount broker

,

Discretionary order

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Do Not Reduce

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend payout ratio

,

Dividend requirement

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Domestic corporation

,

Deal stock

,

Defensive stock

,

Distribution stock

,

Donated stock

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Default

,

Default risk

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Dirty stock

,

Diversifiable risk

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Daylight trade

,

Day trade

,

Depth of market

,

Downside risk

,

EBITDA margin

,

Efficiency ratio

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Embedded option

,

Equity risk premium

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Event risk

,

Exchange

,

Ex-legal

,

Either-or order

,

Eligible list

,

Exchange seat

,

ECU

,

Exchange rate

,

Effective par

,

ECI

,

Edge Act

,

E-mini

,

Exchange against actuals

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Exchange versus cash

,

Ex-pit transaction

,

Eligibility requirements

,

Excluded risk

,

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

,

Employee stock repurchase agreement

,

Equity option

,

Ex-all

,

Exchange ratio

,

Exchange fund

,

Exchange privilege

,

European-style option

,

Exchange-traded option

,

Exercise ratio

,

Ex-warrants

,

Exclusive listing

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Exclusion ratio

,

Ex-rights

,

Ex-rights date

,

Earned income tax credit

,

Education credit

,

Exchange distribution

,

Financial Accounting Standards Board

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Form 10-Q

,

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Face-amount certificate

,

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Free bond

,

Fictitious credit

,

Fill or kill

,

Floor broker

,

Free riding

,

Front-ending an order

,

Floating exchange rate

,

Foreign currency option

,

Foreign exchange

,

Foreign exchange rate

,

Forward exchange rate

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Board

,

Federal Reserve requirement

,

Federal Trade Commission

,

Free enterprise

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Free trade

,

First board

,

Futures contract

,

Futures option

,

Foreign corporation

,

Face amount

,

Fee-for-service

,

Front-end load

,

First preferred stock

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Full stock

,

Friends and family offering

,

Fair Credit Reporting Act

,

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

,

Financial risk

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Far option

,

Free and clear

,

Federal Insurance Contributions Act

,

Free float

,

Free right of exchange

,

Forward trade

,

Free delivery

,

Gross margin

,

Gross profit margin

,

Ginnie Mae pass-through

,

Government securities

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Guaranteed Investment Contract

,

General Securities Representative Examination

,

Glass-Steagall Act

,

Growth stock

,

G-7

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Guarantee

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House of issue

,

Hedge ratio

,

Hang Seng Index

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Health Maintenance Organization

,

High-tech stock

,

Holder in due course

,

Hang out loan

,

High credit

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

,

Hope credit

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

In escrow

,

Interest rate risk

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

Independent broker

,

In-house

,

Introducing broker

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

Income stock

,

In line

,

Invisible hand

,

International trade

,

Insurance broker

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

Impaired credit

,

Interest-only loan

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

Income risk

,

Index option

,

Interest rate option

,

I/O strip

,

Installment sales contract

,

Interest-only strip

,

Income replacement ratio

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Idiosyncratic risk

,

Impose

,

Imbalance of orders

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Joint account

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint

,

Joint venture

,

Joint will

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint mortgage

,

Joint ownership

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Joint life annuity

,

Joint Stock Company

,

Joint return

,

Joint tax return

,

Knock-out option

,

Last In First Out

,

Liquidity ratio

,

Legal list

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Limited risk

,

Listed

,

Listing

,

Little Board

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit order

,

Limit order book

,

Limit order information system

,

Look-through earnings

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

Loose credit

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

Loan stock

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Legal age

,

Legal risk

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Lapsed option

,

Listed option

,

Land contract

,

Leading the market

,

Listing requirements

,

Lifetime learning credit

,

Like-kind exchange

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Money order

,

Mortgage pass-through security

,

Make a market

,

Margin

,

Margin account

,

Margin agreement

,

Margin buying

,

Margin call

,

Margin loan

,

Margin rate

,

Market if touched order

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Multiple Listing Service

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Marginable stock

,

Modified pass-through

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage broker

,

Mortgage risk

,

Marketable securities

,

Married filing jointly

,

Mean

,

Mean return

,

Net interest margin

,

Net margin

,

Net operating margin

,

Net profit margin

,

National Credit Union Administration

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

New York Stock Exchange

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Clearing Corporation

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

Net capital ratio

,

No limit order

,

No quote

,

New York Futures Exchange

,

Non-equity option

,

No-Fault

,

Nonvoting stock

,

New issue

,

No-Action Letter

,

Null and void

,

No-lien affidavit

,

Non-revolving credit card

,

Notice of Default

,

No-load

,

Naked option

,

Near option

,

Non-qualified stock option

,

Non-statutory stock option

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Normal retirement age

,

No-load stock

,

Nonstock Corporation

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Net change

,

New high

,

No book

,

Off the books

,

Operating margin

,

Overhead ratio

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

OTC Bulletin Board

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

Online broker

,

On margin

,

Open order

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

Order

,

Order flow

,

Order ticket

,

Outside broker

,

Operating profit margin

,

Option

,

Optionable stock

,

Original issue stock

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Option income fund

,

OCC

,

Option chain

,

Option contract

,

Option holder

,

Option margin

,

Option pool

,

Option premium

,

Option price

,

Option pricing curve

,

Options Clearing Corporation

,

Option series

,

Option spread

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Option writer

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Own

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

One man picture

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open trade equity

,

Option exchange

,

Order book official

,

Order imbalance

,

Pooling of interests

,

Pre-tax profit margin

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Profit margin

,

Par bond

,

Pass-through

,

Pass-through coupon rate

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Private sector pass-through

,

Payment for order flow

,

Prime broker

,

Public Securities Association

,

Payout ratio

,

Preferred stock

,

Prior preferred stock

,

P&L

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Pacific Rim

,

Preferred Provider Organization

,

Party

,

Power of Attorney

,

Personal guarantee

,

Prepayment risk

,

Principal risk

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Pairs trade

,

Physical option

,

Put option

,

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

,

Prudent Expert Act

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Preservation of capital

,

Put ratio backspread

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Profit ratio

,

Painting the tape

,

Primary exchange

,

Primary listing

,

Put/call ratio

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Risk adjusted return

,

Regulation Q

,

Reserve ratio

,

Reserve requirement

,

Risk

,

Reading the tape

,

Real-time trade reporting

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Regulated investment company

,

Ratio

,

Reinvestment risk

,

Restricted stock

,

Red herring

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Real estate owned

,

Regulation Z

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar combination

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Ratio write

,

Registered options principal

,

Real estate broker

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Risk arbitrage

,

Risk-averse

,

Risk management

,

Risk neutral

,

Risk premium

,

Risk seeking

,

Ratio analysis

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

Regional exchange

,

Ring

,

Risk capital

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings and Loan

,

Sight letter of credit

,

Signature guarantee

,

S&L

,

Stock association

,

SEC

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sell

,

Series EE bond

,

Stock buyback

,

SEC fee

,

Securities analyst

,

Securities Industry Association

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Securities loan

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Significant order

,

Small Order Execution System

,

Split commission

,

Split order

,

Stock loan

,

Stop-limit order

,

Stop order

,

Street broker

,

Second preferred stock

,

Stock dividend

,

Standard of living

,

Systemic risk

,

Single stock futures

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Settlement options

,

Stock life insurance company

,

Secondary stock

,

Short interest ratio

,

Stock bonus plan

,

Stock certificate

,

Stock Clearing Corporation

,

Stock consolidation

,

Stock exchange

,

Stock index

,

Stock market

,

Stock option

,

Stock option plan

,

Stock power

,

Stock screening

,

Stock swap

,

Stock symbol

,

Stock ticker

,

Severally but not jointly

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secured credit card

,

Securities lending

,

Seller financing

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Stock fund

,

Selling the spread

,

Single option

,

Spread option

,

Synthetic stock

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Secondary listing

,

Stock list

,

Story stock

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

Swing trade

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Scale order

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Securities fraud

,

Seek a market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Trade

,

Take a position

,

Time order

,

Trailing P/E

,

Trade barrier

,

Trade deficit

,

Trade surplus

,

Trade house

,

Treasury Stock

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

Third party

,

TED spread

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tax-free bond fund

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

Trade date

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Unlimited risk

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Uncovered option

,

Unsystematic risk

,

Unified Tax Credit

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variation margin

,

Value stock

,

Vetoing stock

,

Voting stock

,

Variable ratio write

,

Variable ratio plan

,

Watch list

,

Williams Act

,

World Trade Organization

,

Waiver of premium

,

Watered stock

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

When, as, and if issued

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares

,

Z shares


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