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Assigning in options trading

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The term assignment means that the right or obligation to deliver the underlying asset is exercised. It can occur in 2 cases:

  1. The buyer of the option exercises his right before the end of the maturity and would like to buy or sell the underlying instrument for the strike of the option.
  2. The