Called Away

What is ‘Called Away’

A term used to describe the elimination of a contract due to the obligation of delivery. This occurs if an option is exercised, if a redeemable bond is called before maturity or if a short position held in a security requires delivery.

Explaining ‘Called Away’

For example, if an investor has written a call option and the holder of the option exercises it, then the option has been “called away” and the writer has to complete his/her obligation to the contract.

When an investment is “called away”, it can result in an investor missing out on potential gains in the underlying asset.

Further Reading

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  • The financial crisis and the systemic failure of the economics profession – [PDF]
  • Kicking away the financial ladder? German development banking under economic globalisation – [PDF]
  • Home and away: Diasporas, developments and displacements in a globalising world – [PDF]
  • Kicking Away the Ladder, Too: Inside Central Banks – [PDF]
  • The Halloween indicator," Sell in May and go away": Another puzzle – [PDF]
  • The financial crisis and the systemic failure of academic economics – [PDF]
  • Global financial crisis, extreme interdependences, and contagion effects: The role of economic structure? – [PDF]