Basic derivatives

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Basic Derivatives - Problems
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Simple questions (1/2)
1.1 What is the di¤erence between a long forward position and a short forward position?

1.2 Explain carefully the di¤erence between hedging, speculation and arbitrage.Andrea Roncoroni (Finance Dept)

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Simple questions (2/2)
1.3 What is the di¤erence between entering into a long forward contract when the forward prices is $50 and taking a long position in a call option with a strike price of $50?

1.4 Explain carefully the di¤erence between writing a call option and buying a put optionAndrea Roncoroni (Finance Dept)

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Forward P&L
1.5 A trader enters into a short forward contract on 100 million yen. The forward exchange rate is $0.0080 per yen. How much does the trader gain or lose if the exchange rate at the end of the contract is (a) $0.0074 per yen; (b) $0.0091 per yen?

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Forward P&L
1.6 A trader enters into a short cotton futures contract when the futures prices is 50 cents per pound. The contract is for the delivery of 50,000 pounds. How much does the trader gain of lose if the cotton price at the end of the contract is (a) 48.20 cents per pound; (b) 51.30 cents per pound?

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Option P&L
1.7 Suppose that you write a put contract on AOL Time Warner with a strike price of $40 and an expiration date in three months. The current stock price of AOL Time Warner is $41 and the contract is on 100 shares. What have you committed yourself to? How much could you gain or lose?

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Asset vs. options based strategy
1.8 You would like to speculate on a rise in the price of a certain stock. The current stock price is $29, and a three-month call with a strike of $30 costs $2.90. You have $5,800 to invest. Identify two alternative strategies, one involving an investment in the stock and the other involvinginvestment in the option. What are the potential gains and losses from each?

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Option P&L I
1.9 (= 1.11) A trader sells a European call on a share for $4. The stock price is $47 and the strike price is $50. Under what circumstances does the trader make a pro…t? Under what circumstances will the option beexercised? Draw a diagram showing the variation of the trader’ pro…t s with the stock price at the maturity of the option.

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Option P&L II
1.10 (=1.12) A trader buys a call option with a strike price of $45 and a put option with a strike price of $40. Both options have the same maturity. The callcosts $3 and the put costs $4. Draw a diagram showing the variation of the trader’ pro…t with the asset price. s

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Option selection
1.11 (=1.19) A company knows that it is due to receive a certain amount of a foreign currency in four months. What type of option contract is appropriate for hedging?Andrea Roncoroni (Finance Dept)

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Forward vs. option based strategies
1.12 (=1.20) A United States company expects to have to pay 1 million Canadian dollars in six months. Explain how the exchange rate risk can be hedged using (a) a forward contract; (b) an option.

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