How do I calculate the stock option?
When it comes to calculating stock options, it is important to understand the basic concepts and terms associated with them. Stock options are derivatives, which means that they are derived from the underlying stock. They give the holder the right to purchase or sell a stock at a predetermined price, known as the strike price. The value of a stock option can be calculated using the Black-Scholes formula, which is as follows:
V = S × N(d1) – Xe-rt × N(d2)
Where V is the value of the option, S is the current stock price, X is the strike price, r is the risk-free rate, t is the time to expiration, and N(d1) and N(d2) are the cumulative normal probabilities.
It is important to note that stock options can be used to leverage gains, but also to increase losses, so they should be used with caution. Stock options can be tracked in Sourcetable.
What is a stock option?
A stock option is a financial instrument that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock at a predetermined price at some point in the future.