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EmpireOption

EXPIRY RATES RULES

All prices are calculated based on the last prices provided by Reuters.

EmpireOption offers its customers a wide range of assets: stocks, currencies, commodities and indices. If you would like to trade an asset which is not listed in our platform, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or by e-mail at support@empireoption.com and we will do everything within our power to add it.

These expiration rates apply to each asset according to its type:

  • Currencies: (Buying Price + Selling Price)/2 *
  • Stocks: (Buying Price + Selling Price)/2 *
  • Commodities: (Buying Price + Selling Price)/2 *
  • Indices, except S&P 500, S&P FUTURE, NIKKEI FUTURE, NASDAQ FUTURE: Last quote.
    Indices S&P 500, S&P FUTURE, NIKKEI FUTURE, NASDAQ FUTURE: (Buying Price + Selling Price)/2.

Main terms used to calculate the expiring price:

Buying price: it's the last price before option's expiry time to sell an asset quoted by Reuters.
Selling price: it's the last price before option's expiry time to buy an asset quoted by Reuters.
Last quoted price: it's the last price before option's expiry time which has been actually paid for the asset (this price can equal buying or selling price, or it can be different).

Indices such as DowJones or FTSE are calculated based on the last price negotiated of all values quoted in that index and, therefore, Reuters creates a last price for it. A market's participant can only buy values or funds negotiable within the market (ETF), but not the real index.

Stocks and currencies have buying price and selling price quotations. For example, for Citigroup and Google stocks, there's a buying and a selling price of the asset, therefore, EmpireOption calculates the expiry price as the average price, which responds to this equation: (Buying Price + Selling Price)/2.

For more information, including expiry rules of each specific asset available in our platform, please check our Asset Index.

One Touch options

One Touch options have a set of expiry prices, each of them representing just one day within option's time span.

Expiry price of One Touch options is calculated as the average closing price at 5 p.m., 4 p.m., and 3 p.m.

If assets are not negotiated at these hours, then the average of session's last three hours is considered.

Asset's price calculation formula is: (Buying Price + Selling Price)/2, or the last price according to each specific asset, as explained in earlier paragraphs.