Yahoo. Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges. Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo. Finance partner page. Quotes are updated automaticallCall OptionsA Call option gives the owner the right, but not the obligation to purchase the underlying asset (a futures contract) at the stated strike price on or before the expiration date.
In order to have this right or choice the buyer makes a payment to the seller called a premium. This premium is the most the buyer can lose, as the seller can never ask for more money once the option is bought. Call and put option volume quotes buyer then hopes the price of the commodity or futures will move up because that should increase the value of his Call option, allowing him to sell it later for a profit. Price movements in the options market result from the decisions of millions of traders.
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