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OPTION is the formal reservation of the right to buy or sell property / assets at a certain price and / or within a given time in the future, e.g. a contract allowing, but not requiring, the holder to buy (call) or sell (put) a specific security at a specified price during a specified time period or on a specified date. Options may trade on exchanges or overthe-counter.
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JUNK BOND is a bond with a speculative credit rating of BB or lower. Such bonds offer investors higher yields than bonds of financially sound companies. Two agencies, Standard & Poors and Moodys Investor Services, provide the rating systems for companies credit. See HIGH YIELD JUNK.
CASHIERS CHECK; also known as a bank check, official check, tellers check, bank draft or treasurers check; is a check guaranteed by a bank. They are normally treated as cash because most banks clear them instantly.