Asian Options are options whose payouts depend on the average price of the underlying asset over a specific period, generally, the life of the option. These options fall under two broad categories:
In most cases, these options are structured to be exercised at maturity (like European Options). However, some special structures allow the options to be exercised anytime and pays out based on average-to-date price of the underlying assets.
This page is part of the Wikinvest Guide to Options. Related articles within this guide include: