Can a person take a loss on stock options not exercised?

Answer No. Stock options not exercised become worthless at expiration date. Companies report stock option awards as income in box 12 of a W-2 form with a V code. A taxable gain or deductible loss only occ... Read More »

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When can stock options be exercised?

When stock options can be exercised depends on whether the options are American or European. American stock options may be exercised at any time on or before the expiration date. European options m... Read More »

Do Stock Options Granted to Employees Differ From Equity Options?

Stock options are contracts allowing the holder the right, but not the obligation, to purchase or to sell a specified amount of a company's stock at a specified price during a specified period of t... Read More »

Do stock options granted to employees differ from equity options?

According to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, equity options typically represent the right to buy 100 shares of stock. Stock options for employees are similar, except that the number of stocks t... Read More »

Stock Grants Vs. Stock Options in Negotiating IPOs?

Private companies often use stock or option grants to lure the best talent to the firm, especially when an initial public offering (IPO) is under consideration. The advantage of either of these is ... Read More »