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ObligorA person who has an obligation (by a legal binding) to pay off debt.
Off The RunOnce a new security (of any particular maturity) is issued the previously issued security with the same maturity becomes "off the run".
Offer for SaleA method of bringing a company to the market. may be a fixed price or by tender (same as IPO in the UK)
Offer Pricesee Ask Price
Offer RateThe dealers selling price
On The RunThe most recently issued security of any particular maturity.
OPECOrganisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Open Cry??
Open InterestThe total number of long posiitons outstanding in a futures contract (equals the total number of short positions).
Open OutcryFace to face trading
OptionThe right to buy or sell an asset.
Option ClassAll options of the same type (call or put) on a particular stock.
Option Dated Forward RateA forward rate (foreign exchange), but the date is more flexible.
Option SeriesAll options of a certain class with the same strike price and expiration date.
OptionsThe right but not the obligation to buy/sell equities, bonds, foreign exchange or interest rate contracts by a future date at a price agreed now. Traded options means the options themselves can be bought or sold.
Order BookSETS (Stock Exchange Trading System)
Order Book Officialsee Board Broker
Ordinary ShareThe most common also the riskest type of share
Original Issue Discount??
Out-Of-The-Money OptionEither - a call option where the asset price is less than the strike price or - a put option where the asset price is greater than the strike price.
OutrightThe sale or purchase of a currency for delivery on any date other than spot.
Over The CounterDealing outside a trading exchange, for example a currency option purchased from a bank.
OverfundingThe issue of government bonds or treasury bills not for immediate government borrowing needs but as an instrument of monetary control
OvernightTransaction for settlement tomorrow, taken out today.
Obligor
A person who has an obligation (by a legal binding) to pay off debt.
Off The Run
Once a new security (of any particular maturity) is issued the previously issued security with the same maturity becomes "off the run".
Offer for Sale
A method of bringing a company to the market. may be a fixed price or by tender (same as IPO in the UK)
Offer Price
see Ask Price
Offer Rate
The dealers selling price
On The Run
The most recently issued security of any particular maturity.
OPEC
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Open Cry
??
Open Interest
The total number of long posiitons outstanding in a futures contract (equals the total number of short positions).
Open Outcry
Face to face trading
Option
The right to buy or sell an asset.
Option Class
All options of the same type (call or put) on a particular stock.
Option Dated Forward Rate
A forward rate (foreign exchange), but the date is more flexible.
Option Series
All options of a certain class with the same strike price and expiration date.
Options
The right but not the obligation to buy/sell equities, bonds, foreign exchange or interest rate contracts by a future date at a price agreed now. Traded options means the options themselves can be bought or sold.
Order Book
SETS (Stock Exchange Trading System)
Order Book Official
see Board Broker
Ordinary Share
The most common also the riskest type of share
Original Issue Discount
??
Out-Of-The-Money Option
Either - a call option where the asset price is less than the strike price or - a put option where the asset price is greater than the strike price.
Outright
The sale or purchase of a currency for delivery on any date other than spot.
Over The Counter
Dealing outside a trading exchange, for example a currency option purchased from a bank.
Overfunding
The issue of government bonds or treasury bills not for immediate government borrowing needs but as an instrument of monetary control
Overnight
Transaction for settlement tomorrow, taken out today.

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