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Order Flow
The volume of orders being bought or sold on the exchanges.
Original margin
The margin needed to cover a specific new position. Related: Margin, Security deposit (initial)
Out-of-the-Money Option (OTM)
A call option is out-of-the-money if its exercise or strike price is above the current market price of the underlying security. A put option is out-of-the-money if its exercise or strike price is below the current market price of the underlying security.
Over-the-counter market (OTC)
A decentralized market (as opposed to an exchange market) where geographically dispersed dealers are linked together by telephones and computer screens.
Overlay strategy
A strategy of using futures for asset allocation by pension sponsors to avoid disrupting the activities of money managers.
Overnight repo
A repurchase agreement with a term of one day.
Overreaction hypothesis
The supposition that investors overreact to unanticipated news, resulting in exaggerated movement in stock prices followed by corrections.
Overvalued
A term used to describe a security or option whose current price is not justified.
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