Options Clearing Corporation (OCC)

Business / Taxes / Options Clearing Corporation (OCC): The Options Clearing Corporation issues all exchange-listed securities options in the United States and guarantees all transactions in those options. The OCC also assigns exercised options for fulfillment, and handles the processing, delivery, and settlement of all options transactions. The OCC is responsible for maintaining a fair and orderly market in options and is overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It's jointly owned by the exchanges that trade options. For an overview of what you should know about options trading, you can check the OCC publication, 'Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options.'

MONEP (Marche Des Options Negociables De Paris)

Business / Finance / MONEP (Marche Des Options Negociables De Paris): A subsidiary of the Paris Bourse that trades stock and index options. MORE

Market Clearing

Business / Finance / Market Clearing: Total demand for loans by borrowers equals total supply of loans from lenders. The market, any market, clears at the equilibrium rate of interest or price. MORE

Margin Requirement (Options)

Business / Finance / Margin Requirement (Options): The amount of cash an uncovered (naked) option writer is required to deposit and maintain to cover his daily position valuation and reasonably foreseeable intraday price changes. MORE