What is the meaning of “Strike Price” in the context of an options contract?
The strike price of an options contract is the price at which the options contract can be exercised.
Think of the strike price as the anchor of your contract: If you’re buying a call, your call is profitable if the value of the stock goes above the strike price (plus whatever premium you paid). If the value of the stock stays below your strike price, your options contract will expire worthless. Remember, you’re not actually buying shares of the stock unless you exercise your contract. This is because the contract gives you the option to buy the actual shares of the stock at the strike price.