Time decay

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Time decay

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Time Decay

The decline in value of an option contract as it approaches the expiration date. In an out-of-the-money option, the closer the contract is to expiry, the less likely it is that the option will become in-the-money, reducing its value. Time decay is also called time-value decay.
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10) to effect a layered metaphor: Time decays or sullies the fine clothes of youth, changing bright to dark.
Time decays, remakes, transfigures them; they become painful vessels of memory, touchstones of experience.