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How Traders Measure Liquidity

David Lerman, Senior Director of Education at CME Group

By Dave Lerman The investment community usually defines a liquid investment as something that can be easily turned into cash. Selling a house is an example of an illiquid investment.  It could take weeks or months to close on the transaction and receive your money.  Stocks, however, tend to be very liquid because they can ...

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Ladder Option An option somewhere between a Lookback (q.v.) and a European Option. A Ladder Call Option has one or more “Rungs” (price levels) above the initial spot level. The Call’s payoff equals the greater of a European Call’s payoff or the excess over Strike of the highest Rung that ...

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