Option-writer meaning

A person who writes, or sells, an option contract in order to earn the premium, which is the fee that the purchaser pays the writer. A writer of a call option promises to sell the underlying investment to the call purchaser, who has bought the right to purchase it at a specific price. A writer of a put option has promised to buy the underlying investment from the put buyer, who has bought the right to sell the investment at a specific price.
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