Put Option Example and Problems

Options are financial derivatives that offer buyers the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell underlying securities such as stocks, bonds etc at a predetermined price and date. These derivatives can be divided into call options or put options. Call options allow buyers to profit when the price of the security increases, while … Read more

Equity Options: Examples and Types

Equity options are a form of derivative that gets their value from the underlying asset attached to them. They are exclusively used to trade shares of companies as their underlying assets. Here we shall discuss equity options examples and types. We shall also see the equity options formulas used in calculating the potential profits or … Read more

What is low float stock?

Low float stock meaning Low float stocks can be more volatile than stocks with higher float. This is because there are fewer shares available to trade, so any buying or selling activity can have a greater impact on the price. Low float stocks can also be more difficult to trade, as there may not be … Read more

Finance Float Calculator: Floating stock Calculator

Free float gives you the number of shares available for anyone to purchase or sell in the stock market, this shows it subtracts the number of any restricted shares (or locked-in shares) from the outstanding shares. Not all outstanding shares are available for trading; some are locked or restricted and such cannot be traded. Examples … Read more

What is a nonqualified stock option?

Both the number of shares and the time frame of share purchase are usually predetermined in the nonqualified stock option plan or agreement. These stock options are referred to as nonstatutory stock options by the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and are commonly abbreviated as NSO or NQSO. Nonqualified stock options are a ready choice … Read more

Stock Options Vesting

Stock options vesting is basically earning the right to exercise a stock option. Owning a stock option doesn’t mean owning stocks outright. The stock options only give the holder the right to buy or sell the shares of the company at a set price, and on or before a fixed date. Hence, holders of stock … Read more

ISO vs NSO – Which is better?

When it comes to granting or receiving ISO vs NSO, both the granting entity and the receiver thinks about which is better for them. The granting entity will typically want to offer either of the two that is most beneficial to them. So also, the individual to whom the ISO or NSO is granted also … Read more

ISO Stock Options: Tax and Requirements

ISO stock options are corporate benefits that give an employee the right to buy company shares at a discounted rate with a more favorable tax treatment on the profit or income. In this article, we shall look at how ISO stock options work, their characteristics, tax treatment, how they are reported, examples, and their requirements. … Read more

RSU Stock: Vesting, Tax and Meaning

RSU stocks are a type of employee compensation that is taxed when vested or exercised. RSU stands for Restricted Stock Unit and works similarly to a bonus, except that you receive stock units (shares of your company) as opposed to a regular bonus that you receive in cash or on your paycheck. This is a … Read more

Early Exercise of Stock Options

Stock options are a form of equity derivative that gives an investor the right (not obligation) to buy or sell the stock of a company in the future at an agreed-upon price and expiration date. Buying or selling the company stock at the agreed-upon price is what we call exercising stock options which can be … Read more