Explain how options are different than equities

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Options are derivatives which means their values is derived from the value of an underlying investment. More than the price of the option, option buyer cannot lose money.

Regular equities can be held for indefinite time while options have expiry date.

By Put or Call,  option trade is defined.

The number of options that are traded is based only on how many investors are interested in trading the right to buy or sell that particular equity.