By Brian Burns, author of Trading Stock OptionsPerhaps you are familiar with stock options, or have even traded them, but did you ever wonder how options came about in the first place? Do you know why were they invented and who used them? You may or may not know that an option is a derivative. A derivative is anything that derives its value from an underlying asset. In the case of stock options, the stock is the underlying asset.
A Brief History of Stock Options
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