interest rate option

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Interest Rate Option

An option contract giving the holder to buy (for a call) or sell (for a put) a security with a certain interest rate at a given strike price on or before the expiration date. An interest-rate option is useful to hedge the interest rate risk inherent to portfolios consisting mainly of bonds.

interest rate option

An option contract on interest-bearing securities or on a futures contract on interest-bearing securities. These options are generally used as a means to manage the risk of a bond portfolio.
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The corresponding share of forward rate agreements grew by 19 percentage points to 22%, whereas the share of OTC interest rate options contracted by 9 percentage points, to stand at 9%.