BUSN3031/9244 Derivatives and Risk Management
Assignment 1 (due March 19)
Each question is worth 1 point. The assignment consists of 10 questions. Please write your name and student number on top of the first page of the assignment. Please provide the relevant calculations. Assignment is individual.
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1. Who from the following list would be considered a speculator by entering into a futures or options contract on commodities?
A) Corn delivery truck driver
B) Food manufacturer
D) None of the above
2. Assume that you open a 100 share short position in Jiffy, Inc. common stock at the bid-ask price of $32.00 – $32.50. When you close your position the bid-ask prices are $32.50 – $33.00. If you pay a commission rate of 0.5%, calculate your profit or loss on the short investment? 3. If your homeowner's insurance premium is $1,000 and your deductible is $2000, what could be...
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