naked call

naked call
 An option to buy a stock that is not actually owned by the seller of the option.
 ► “Some employ an array of strategies such as buying on credit, writing naked call options and using other forms of LEVERAGE.” (Wall Street Journal, March 14, 1996, p. C1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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