Definition of open interest in English:

open interest

Syllabification: o·pen in·ter·est

noun

Finance
  • The number of contracts or commitments outstanding in futures and options that are trading on an official exchange at any one time.
    More example sentences
    • Today, the CBOE reported total option open interest of 58.7 million contracts, an increase of 9.7 million from year-end.
    • Look at the futures open interest on December silver and it is over 74,000 contracts.
    • The gold open interest fell 901 contracts to 218, 161.

More definitions of open interest

Definition of open interest in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space