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To implement the right of the holder of an option to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying security.


In option contracts, to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying asset. The option holder has no obligation to exercise the option, and only does so if he/she believes it benefits him/her. Depending upon the nature of the option, this may be done at any point during the life of the contract, or it may only be done on the contract's expiry date. The strike price of the sale is agreed-upon in the option contract, that is, before the option is exercised.


To require the delivery (for example, a call option) or to force the purchase (for example, a put option) of the option's underlying asset. Many options expire without being exercised because the strike price stated in the option is unfavorable to the holder.


When you act on a buying or selling opportunity that you have been granted under the terms of a contract, you are said to exercise a right.

Contracts may include the right to exchange stock options for stock, buy stock at a specific price, or buy or sell the security or product underlying an option at a specific exercise price.

For example, if you buy a call option giving you the right to buy stock at $50 a share, and the market price jumps to $60 a share, you'd likely exercise your option to buy at the lower price.

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The participants performed the modified WT after 5, 20, 40, or 60 minutes following one of two different warm up protocols: one consisting of a conventional cycle warm-up and another comprising of static stretching exercise for the involved muscles.
Whether you choose to do the exercises shown in this chapter or other activities that accomplish the same goals, gradually work your way up to include endurance, strength, balance, and stretching exercises.
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He recommends seeing a physical therapist for strengthening and stretching exercises.
Just ten minutes of stretching exercises on the floor each day will restore hip and back flexibility.
Studies reveal, for instance, that many falls and subsequent injuries can be avoided by encouraging elders to perform simple sitting-to-standing and stretching exercises in addition to getting residents involved in more structured activities such as daily walks, yoga, and tai chi.
I learned that warming up with some stretching exercises before I started was also a smart move.
A sample walking program and examples of stretching exercises are shown on the back.
Staff should be encouraged to loosen up by doing stretching exercises before activities.
Kephart also said Stahl gives workers stretching exercises to do on their own, noting that formal exercise programs didn't work in his foundry.
Warming up with a few gentle stretching exercises and a short walk around the block before you even pick-up the rake could save you pain tomorrow.