An option that is part of the structure of a bond that gives either the bondholder or the issuer the right to take some action against the other party, as opposed to a bare option, which trades separately from any underlying security.
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An option or other special provision attached to a bond. For example, an embedded option in a convertible bond is the ability of the bondholder to exchange the bond for shares in the underlying common stock. Likewise, an embedded option may enable the issuer to call a callable bond before maturity. It differs from a bare option, which is the trading of a standalone security separately from any bond.
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A provision within a security giving either the issuer or the security holder the right to take a specified action against the other. For example, a call provision is an embedded option in a bond that gives the issuer the right to redeem the bond prior to the scheduled maturity.
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