For this example we are going to configure a call option in Apple with strike price 105 USD with expiration in November 2016.
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The instrument type
The name of the instrument
The ISIN-code of the instrument
The status determines what user type the instrument should be available to
The status determines what user type the instrument should be visible to
The currency that the instrument is based in
The country where the instrument is based according to tax reasons
The default marketplace where the instrument is traded
The legal entity that has issued the instrument, for example a bank.
If dividends are issued or re-invested in the instrument
If the option gives the right to the shares in this example at a certain price the value can be defined here
The number of underlying units that the option covers, in this example we should enter 100.
Here we can search for another registered instrument and link to this option, for example the stock Apple if we have registered it.
This is where we define if the option is a call or put
The number of decimals to use when showing the price of the instrument
Display Percentage Price
If checked the price will be displayed as a percentage value, in the database the value of 98% will be stored as 0.98 but shown as 98%. In this example we are using currency values as the price.
The price of the instrument
The date when the price was set
The value multiplier of the instrument. Since the underlying number of units for this instrument is 100 shares we are going to set the multiplier to 100. This means that if 1 option is traded at a price of 100 the cost of that trade will be 502 USD (1 option x 5.02 price x 100 shares).
This is a legacy property that should be left blank
This is the number of decimals that should be used for the units. The option is traded in whole units and thus we write 0 for this value.
The first date on which the instrument should be available for trading
The last date on which the instrument should be available for trading