Hi - just trying to get my head around company issued options - recently i have been researching this and i notice a few shares that have corresponding options that dont follow the shares price movements (or lag behind/in front by a few days).
Now i understand that all comapany issued options are put options (i think i have this idea sorted) and can be traded as you do normal shares (is that right?) What happens if you dont trade these options and keep them till expiry? do you HAVE to buy the shares at the option's price - what is the time frame if you want too - blah blah blah
im not asking anyone to write these answers down (unless you got some free time ) just point me in the right direction if you can. It seems when i research options i get bombarded with info for put and call thingies that have me a bit confused - where is the best place to start for info on company issued options.
The reason behind my interest in these is that i notice with a few shares that there will be an announcment (positive drilling results) the ordinary shares will go up 26% but the options (expiring when-ever) will remain unchanged (or will lag some-what behind).
Thanks for any help