Seller

1. An individual or entity that exchanges any type of good or service in return for payment.

2. In the option market, the seller is the investor who collects a premium from the buyer in return for taking on the risk associated with holding a short position in an option. The seller of an option is also known as a "writer".

1. In financial markets, the seller is the investor who gives up his/her investment to the buyer in return for payment. Individual investors sell everything from equities and options to commodities and currencies - and much more. You don't have to look hard to find some sort of seller in the world of business.

2. Being the seller of an option is relatively risky when compared to other types of investment activity. For example, the writer of a call option is obligated to sell a specific number of shares of an underlying security in the event that the price heads above the strike price.


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  • seller — [ sele ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • v. 1150 au p. p.; de selle ♦ Munir (un cheval, une monture) d une selle. Seller son cheval. Cheval sellé et bridé. ⊗ HOM. Sceller. ● seller verbe transitif (de selle 1) Équiper une bête de somme d une selle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • seller — index creditor, dealer, merchant, supplier, vendor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • seller — 1. (sè lé) v. a. Mettre et affermir une selle sur un cheval, sur une mule, etc. HISTORIQUE    XIe s. •   Chivals selez e enfrenez, Lois de Guill. 22.    XVIe s. •   Il le sella, et sangla, puis monta dessus, Sat. Mén. p. 170 …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • seller — Seller. v. a. Mettre & accommoder la selle sur un cheval, sur une mule, &c. Viste, sellez mon cheval. il fit promptement seller ses chevaux …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • seller — ► NOUN 1) a person who sells. 2) a product that sells in a specified way. ● seller s (or sellers ) market Cf. ↑sellers market …   English terms dictionary

  • seller — [sel′ər] n. 1. a person who sells; vendor 2. something that sells: usually with reference to its rate of sale [a good seller] …   English World dictionary

  • Seller — Sell er, n. One who sells. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seller — Seller,der:⇨Verkaufsschlager …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • seller — [n] person who gives object in exchange for money agent, auctioneer, businessperson, dealer, marketer, merchant, peddler, representative, retailer, sales help, salesperson, shopkeeper, storekeeper, trader, tradesperson, vendor; concepts 347,348… …   New thesaurus

  • seller — les chevaux, Sternere equos. B. ex Liuio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • seller — A person who takes a short futures position or grants (sells) a commodity option. An option seller is also called a marker, grantor, or granter, or writer. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary ( option) seller/grantor/writer Also known as the… …   Financial and business terms

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