Economics

The impact of stock options on investors

When a startup is in its early stages it needs to attract talent to nurture a team that allows it to start with strength. However, it is also in these early stages that it is not yet able to offer competitive salaries like those of other large established companies. To solve this situation and to encourage present and future employees, some companies use stock options.

The term refers to a supplement to the financial remuneration of workers, managers or employees of a company. This mechanism, very popular in the United States, gives them the right to buy shares of the company at a fixed price that coincides with their fair market value (stock options como modelo de contrato) at the time of issue. They may exercise it for a specified period of time after which the options expire.

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