OTC Options

OTC Options

Option contracts that are not traded on an exchange. Because they are over-the-counter, OTC options are not standardized contracts and, as a result, can have any number of unusual features. This allows investors more flexibility, but creates additional risk. See also: Exotic option.
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Trading turnover of OTC options jumped 44.2 percent last year to 501.1 billion yuan ($79.85 billion), according to Hwabao Securities, while options traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange have also witnessed rapid growth recently.
and fined the firm $80,000 after it found that due to a coding error, the firm deleted over-the-counter (OTC) options positions upon expiration, and thereby underreported each of these OTC options positions to the Large Options Positions Report (LOPR) system on one day.
Growth will be marginally higher than the review period as more herbal\traditional products enter the sleeping aids category, increasing the OTC options available to consumers.
"Many consumers are seeking more natural OTC options for both adult and pediatric products and are seeking ways to use these products," said Laura Mahecha of Kline & Co., which will publish "Natural OTCs: Impact of Non-Drug Products on the US OTC Market" in June.
Sales will however be supported by consumers preferring time-saving OTC options to a lengthy trip to a doctor's surgery for Rx alternatives.
As always, the nuances of central bank policy, relative economic growth rates, interest rate spreads, risk/volatility metrics, hedge fund positioning, OTC options strikes and chart points.
NSAIDs--which include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Napoxen (Naprosyn)--tend to be regarded by patients as harmless painkillers, but even OTC options can cause serious side effects.
While there are still some important details to be worked out including ensuring lower-cost generic versions of EC are included in the OTC options --we're celebrating this victory.
The SGX OTC Options complement the thriving SGX Iron Ore and FFA product suite and provide customers with a comprehensive suite of instruments for hedging, trading, and credit risk mitigation.
"While many food retailers are enjoying the higher margins and incremental profits these items deliver daily, many have yet to expand their assortments - especially in baby OTC - to include more pediatric OTC options," says Dave Lesiak, director of sales for Carson, Calif.-based Hyland's Inc.
* Other instruments included OTC options, OTC swaps, and cross-currency swaps.
* 8 in 10 consumers plan to save on medical expenses by trying to keep healthy; 1 in 3 have cut back on MD visits in an effort to self-treat; 1 in 4 are replacing Rx medications with OTC options (IRISymphony, 2010).