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Forex options market started as a counter (OTC) financial vehicle for large banks, financial
institutions and large international corporations to protect against foreign currency exposure. How
to spot foreign exchange market, the forex options market is considered the "interbank" market.
However, with a lot of real-time financial data and forex option trading software available to most
investors through the Internet, the currency market today option now includes a growing number
of individuals and corporations who are speculating and / or hedging foreign currency exposure
via telephone or online platforms forex trading.

Option forex trading has become an alternative investment vehicle for many traders and investors.
As an investment tool, the option forex trading provides both large and small investors with
greater flexibility in determining the proper forex trading and hedging strategies for
implementation.

Most forex options trading is done via phone, which has only a few forex brokers offering online
forex trading platforms of choice.

Currency Option defined option - Forex is a currency financial forex option contract gives the
buyer the right but not the obligation, to buy or sell a specific spot forex contract (underlying) at a
price (the strike price) on or before a certain date (the date of flight). The amount the option buyer
pays the seller forex currency option forex option contract rights is called the forex option
"premium."

The forex option buyer - the buyer or holder of a foreign currency option, you may opt for either a
contract to sell foreign currency option before maturity, or that he or she may choose to hold
foreign currency contract options until expiration and use his / her right to a position in the foreign
currency principal place. The act of exercising the option of foreign currency and adopt the
position of rear base in the spot market foreign currency is known as "homework" or "assign" the
cash position.

The only financial obligation of the foreign currency option buyer to pay a premium to the seller
when the foreign currency option is initially purchased. Once the premium is paid, foreign
currency option holder has no other financial obligations (if necessary), while the foreign currency
option either offset or expires.

The owner of the deadline, the buyer may call to exercise its right to purchase the cash position
of the underlying currency at an exercise price of the option exchange, and put to exercise their
right to sell the foreign currency position the underlying point of currency option exercise price.
Most of the foreign currency options are carried out by the buyer, but offset the market prior to
maturity.

Options on foreign currency expires worthless if, at the time the option expires in foreign currency,
the exercise price is "out-of-the-money." In the simplest sense, the foreign currency option is "out-
of-the-money" if the underlying spot price of foreign currency is lower than the strike price of call
option prices underlying currency or foreign currency cash exceeds the exercise price of the put
option. After a foreign currency option has expired worthless, the option contract expires foreign
currency, and neither the buyer nor the seller is obliged to follow the other side.

The seller of the option Forex - The foreign currency option seller may also be called "writer" or
"donor" of an option contract for foreign currency. Sellers of foreign currency option is
contractually obligated to take the opposite underlying foreign cash position, if the buyer
exercises his right. In exchange for the premium paid by the buyer, the seller bears the risk of
taking a position adverse effects at a later point in time in the spot market for foreign currency.

Initially, the foreign currency option seller collects the premium paid by a foreign currency option
buyer (the buyer's funds will immediately be taken into account trade in foreign exchange for the
seller). Foreign currency option seller must have funds in your account to cover the initial margin
requirement. If the markets move in a direction favorable to the vendor, the vendor will not have
to put more funds for their options in foreign currencies, except the initial margin requirement.
However, if the markets move in a direction unfavorable to the foreign currency options seller, the
seller can post additional funds to your trading account foreign exchange to keep the account
balance forex trading above the requirement maintenance margin.

As the buyer, the seller of foreign exchange option has the option either offset (buy back) the
contract choice of foreign currency options market prior to maturity or the seller can choose to
currency option contract foreign to maturity. If the foreign currency option seller has a contract
until maturity, one of two scenarios will happen: (1) the seller will take the opposite underlying
foreign cash position if the buyer exercises the option or (2) the seller simply we can not allow the
foreign currency option expire worthless (keeping the entire premium) if the price is off-the-money.

Note that "puts" and "calls" are different options contracts in foreign currency and not in the
opposite side of the same transaction. For all buyers since there are a seller of words, and to call
all the buyers there is a call seller. Foreign exchange options buyer pays a premium for foreign
currency options seller in every option transaction.

Currency Call Option - A call option gives the buyer of foreign currency options on the right but
not the obligation, to buy a spot exchange contract (the underlying) at a price (the strike price) on
or before a particular date (expiry date). The amount of foreign currency option buyer pays the
seller is called the option rights in foreign currency option contract option "premium."

Note that "puts" and "calls" are separate foreign exchange options contracts and not on the
opposite side of the same transaction. For all foreign exchange buyers since a seller has set, and
each buyer called the seller to exchange external call. The buyer pays a premium change of
currency options seller in every transaction options of options.

The rate of conversion of Put Option - A put option gives the buyer of foreign currency options on
the right but not the obligation, to sell a spot currency contracts in particular (the underlying) at a
price (the price) on or before a certain date (expiry date). The amount of foreign currency option
buyer pays the seller is called the option rights in foreign currency option contract option
"premium."

Note that "puts" and "calls" are separate foreign exchange options contracts and not on the
opposite side of the same transaction. For all foreign exchange buyers since a seller has set, and
each buyer called the seller to exchange external call. The buyer pays a premium change of
currency options seller in every transaction options of options.

Plain vanilla Forex Options - Plain vanilla options generally refer to the standard contracts traded
put and call options through an exchange (however, in the case of forex option trading, plain
vanilla options would apply to contracts accession, the generic option currency traded through
over-the-counter (OTC) currency dealer or exchange options). In simpler terms, the vanilla
currency options is defined as the purchase or sale of an option contract called standard currency
or exchange rate contract option.

Exotic options Forex - To understand what makes an exotic forex option "exotic," you must first
understand what makes a forex option "non-vanilla." Plain vanilla currency options expiration final
structure, the structure of payments and the payment amount. Exotic forex option contracts can
be changed at one or all of the choice of currency over the characteristics of vanilla. It is
important to note that exotic options, since they are often tailored to the needs of the investor is
determined by the exotic currency options broker, are generally not very liquid, if at all.

Internal and external Value - The price of the FX option is calculated in two separate parts, the
intrinsic value and external value (time).

The internal value of the FX option is defined as the difference between the exercise price and
the place underlying contract types (American style options) or the FX forward rate (European
Style Options). Intrinsic value is the actual cash value of the option if exercised. Note that the
intrinsic value must be zero (0) or higher - if the FX option has no intrinsic value, then the FX
option is simply referred to as having no value (or zero) intrinsic (intrinsic value is not represented
as negative number). Change option with intrinsic value is considered "off-the-money" option has
intrinsic value FX is considered "in-the-money" and the option to change with a strike price, or
close the basis of spot FX rate considered "on-the-money."

The value of the FX option is commonly known as "time" and the value is defined as the value of
an FX option beyond the intrinsic value. Many factors contribute to the calculation of the external
value, including but not limited to, currency volatility two sites involved, time to maturity, interest
rate risk-free two currencies, the spot price of the two currencies and the price exercise the option
to FX. It is important to note that the value of options in foreign currencies are eroding as maturity
approaches. Option to change 60 days to maturity will be worth more than the same FX option
with only 30 days remaining until maturity. Since there is more time for the base price of foreign
currency cash to possibly move in a favorable direction, FX options sellers demand (and FX
options buyers are willing to pay) a higher premium for overtime.

Volatility - Volatility is considered the most important factor when pricing forex options and
measures price trends in the primaries. High volatility increases the probability that the option
could expire the currency in the money and increases the risk of exchange rate option seller who,
in turn, can demand a higher premium. The increase in volatility causes an increase in the price
of both buying and selling options.

"Delta" - Delta option exchange rate is defined as a change in the price of FX options in terms of
changing the underlying change in the act. A change in the delta of the option exchange rate can
be influenced by the rate of underlying spot currency exchange, a change in volatility, changes in
interest rate risk-free underlying currencies or simply place time (approaching expiration date).

The delta must always be calculated in the range of zero to one (0 to 1.0). In general, the delta of
deep out-of-the-money currency option would be closer to zero, the delta-the-money forex option
will be close to 0.5 (the probability that the exercise is about 50%) and delta deep in the money
currency options would be closer to 1.0. In simple terms, the exercise price is closer to option
exchange rate is relative to the base point forex rate, the higher the Delta "because it is more
sensitive to changes in the basic price.

				
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