Welcome to the RJO Futures trading terms glossary. Within this glossary, you will find an expansive list of trading terms covering commodity, option, and futures trading terminology. Bookmark this section as a quick reference for definitions of trading terms as you browse the Internet and our site for more information on futures and options trading within the financial and commodities markets.
Net options value is the credit or debit value of all options positions combined, marketed-to-the-marketer. For example, when a trader purchases an options contract, they are given a net options value credit, which reflects the value of their options contract. The trader can then use that credit towards other debits like initial margin requirements or towards the debit of other options contracts. The NOV really helps give traders more flexibility and gives traders more options when purchasing options positions.