When can stock options be exercised?

Answer 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 »

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

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 »

When do stock options expire?

American stock options always expire on the third Friday of the expiration month printed on the option. The only exception occurs when that Friday would fall on a holiday. In this case, the stock w... Read More »

Taxation When Exercising Stock Options?

Stock options are derivative contracts that grant the holder the right, although not the obligation, to purchase or to sell a specified amount of an underlying equity security at a specified price ... 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 »