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If early exercise is a bad idea, why American option is more expensive than European [duplicate]

American options are more expensive than European options because they give the buyer the right to early exercise. But in a low interest environment, early exercise is a bad idea, for most retail ...
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What does an options premium really mean?

I am taking a derivatives class at college, and I am getting slightly confused about how to understand options premiums. I have a couple of questions, specifically on this slide presented in class: ...
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Work as a contractor for my current employer rather than become a full time employee after my graduation for health insurance continued coverage

I intend to run my side business full time soon and was wondering whether it would be prudent to continue to be a contractor for my current employer rather than become a full time employee after my ...
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Do futures have premium in the price, just as options do?

Looking at Wikipedia's the pricing of futures, I wonder if entering into a futures contract requires one to pay premium just as entering into an option contract? In other words, is the premium of a ...
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How can I find stocks with highly priced option premiums?

I'm trying to learn some basic arbitrage and I'm reading about tons of different strategies, but it looks as though option premiums are often less than $0.10.
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Is the contribution towards Employment Insurance (EI) wasted if I never get fired, or are my premiums refunded?

Is the contribution towards Employment Insurance (EI) wasted if I never get fired? I ask this because most life insurances have a policy of a payout at certain intervals. Does anything like that ...