Difference between call and put options

call option gives the holder the right to buy a stock and a put option gives the holder the right to sell a stock. Think of a call option as a down payment on a future purchase.

Source: https://www.investopedia.com/options-basics-tutorial-4583012#:~:text=Call%20and%20Put%20Options,-Options%20are%20a&text=A%20call%20option%20gives%20the,payment%20on%20a%20future%20purchase.

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