An option that has a positive value if exercised immediately. For example, a call when the exercise price is below the current price of the underlying asset, or a put when the exercise price is above the current price of the underlying asset.

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Treasury sector

Securities issued by the U.S. government. Includes Treasury bills, notes and bonds. The U.S. Treasury is the largest issuer of securities in the world. This sector plays a key role in the valuation of securities and the determination of interest rates throughout the world.

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