call

Definitions (5)

1. An option contract that gives the holder the right to buy a certain quantity (usually 100 shares) of an underlying security from the writer of the option, at a specified price (the strike price) up to a specified date (the expiration date). also called call option.
2. The act of exercising a call option.
3. The right to redeem a callable bond before its scheduled maturity.
4. In banking, a demand to repay a security loan immediately.
5. Mortgage: To announce that the debt in its entirety is due at once.

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You should always do a lot of research before you decide that it is finally time to take on that call option.

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The margin call was made so the broker contacted the financial analyst for the company and advised him of the situation.

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I had a call with a potential client this morning, and I anticipate this person will be one of our biggest customers very soon.

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