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Asian

• Is an option which uses the averaged prices of the underlying security, index or commodity, during its life as the determinant of the payoff amount.

 
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 Referenced Terms
 Acus: Asian currency units. An expression for Eurodollars deposited in Far East centers.

 Asian currency units: Abbreviated ACUs. Dollar deposits held in Singapore or other Asian centers.

 Option trading strategies: Can be market directional, volatility directional, market neutral, volatility neutral, time value capture, time value payment, and numerous variants of the aforementioned. The basic building blocks are puts and calls. These puts and calls can be American Style or European Style. They can be ordinary plain vanilla -or exotic. Among the latter are: Asian, Binary, Lookback, Knockin and Knockout. There are many other structures as well. Some specific strategies are: Backspreads, Bear, Box, Bull, Butterflies, Condors, Conversion, Credit, Debit, Diagonal, Fence, Guts, Horizontal, Purchased Call, Purchased Put, Ratio, Reverse Conversion, Sold Call, Sold Put, Straddles, Strangles, Synthetic Long Call, Synthetic Long Futures or Underlying, Synthetic Long Put, Synthetic Long Straddle, Synthetic Short Call, Synthetic Short Futures or Underlying, Synthetic Short Put, Synthetic Short Straddle, Vertical, and Volatility. There are also compound and nested options or strategies. Among these are: call-on-a-call, a call-on-a-put, a put-on-a-put, and a put-on-a-call.

 
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 Asian currency units
Asian option

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