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stock option

The salary is low, but if the company is successful, my stock options will make me rich.
  the option to buy a given stock at a given price before a given date
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A stock option is often just called an option.

For example, if you purchased an option on Google stock at the current price for one year and the stock price rose (by more than the cost of the option), then you would make money. The other party to the option would have to sell Google stock to you at the agreed to price even though the price went up in the interim.

If the stock price did not rise, you would not execute the option, so no stock would trade hands, but you would have lost the amount of money you paid for the option.
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  • The salary is low, but if the company is successful, my stock options will make me rich.
  • "And stock options!" her father said.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Resign from the country club, forget about the stock options and the executive retreat, watch your wife disappear in a haze of secret drinking.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Just possibilities based on life-styles, on real estate they shouldn’t have or places they go they shouldn’t be able to afford or the positions some hold or held in corporations justifying salaries and stock options when nothing in their backgrounds justified the jobs.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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  • Why is she working with all those stock options?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was one of the more glamorous ways to arrive at the company: to pitch an idea, have it acquired, be rewarded with employment and stock options and see their idea executed in short order.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
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Associated words [difficulty]:   stock option [9] , common stock [9]
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