This is a right which is granted in exchange for an agreed-upon sum to sell property. Options are mostly used frequently in securities transactions it also used stock options used as incentive compensation for key managers. If the right is not exercised within the specified time period it expires and the holder forfeits the money. Instead of exercising options, most investors prefer to purchase and sell them in the open market before expiration cashing in on rise in trading value. The most interesting features of trading in options are the amount of leverage option buyers enjoy. Buyers put up relatively small amount of money to handle a largest amount of common shares potentially leveraging sizable profits.