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Premium

In options trading, the term “Premium” refers to the price an investor pays to buy an option contract. It is essentially the cost of obtaining the rights that come with an option. 

The premium is determined by several factors including the price differential between the strike price (the price at which the underlying asset can be bought or sold) and the market price, the time until the option’s expiration date, and the volatility of the underlying asset. 

If you purchase an option, the premium is the maximum amount you are risking. For sellers of options, the premium serves as income. However, the potential losses for the seller could exceed the premium collected. 

It’s important to understand that an options premium is not a fixed amount and it can fluctuate based on a number of factors. Therefore, investors need to monitor the market closely and be aware of any potential impacts on the premium they paid or received.

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