open interest

Definition

The total number of futures contracts or option contracts that have not yet been exercised, expired, or fulfilled by delivery.

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You may want to keep a track on all of your open interest so that you know how things are going.

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We have noticed a spike in open interest for the April 2017 call options of XYZ Corporation in the days just prior to their earnings release.

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The trader at the Board of Trade was so light in cash he had to borrow money for lunch but he was very heavy with Open Interest in Coffee Futures.

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