• John B. GuerardJr.
  • Anureet Saxena
  • Mustafa Gultekin


Options can be generalized as contracts that can be bought at a given price enabling one to buy or sell an asset or security at a possible future profit. If the profitable opportunity does not arise, the price paid for the option is foregone. An understanding of the theory and analysis of options is useful to the financial managers in enabling them to estimate trends and may be employed to temporarily secure assets until a decision is made whether to buy or not and to hold on to new projects or innovations until a final decision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. GuerardJr.
    • 1
  • Anureet Saxena
    • 2
  • Mustafa Gultekin
    • 3
  1. 1.McKinley Capital Management, LLCAnchorageUSA
  2. 2.McKinley Capital Management, LLCStamfordUSA
  3. 3.Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolUniversity of North Carolina Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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