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contract, the derivatives are settled at a future date. Role of Financial Derivatives. We can classify financial derivatives based on different parameters. The most common are: 1. Derivatives according to the type of contract involved: a. Options. b. Forwards. c. Contracts for difference. d. SWAPS. 2. Depending on where derivatives are traded and traded: Derivatives traded on organized markets: Here are standardized contracts on underlying assets that were previously authorized. Furthermore...

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Currency Futures and Option Markets

CHAPTER 7: CURRENCY FUTURES AND OPTION MARKETS 7.1 FUTURE CONTRACTS 7.1.1 Definition of future contract–> contracts written requiring a standard quantity of an available currency at a fixed exchange rate and at a set delivery date. A future contract is defined as a contractual agreement to buy or sell an asset at a pre-determined price in the future. The contracts detail the quality and quantity of the underlying asset. Background of currency futures in 1972: Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

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Foreign Currency Futures and Options

Compare and contrast foreign currency futures and options. Identify situations where you may choose one or the other. When Barings Bank, the oldest merchant bank in London, collapsed in 1995 after one of the bank’s employees lost £827 million due to speculative investing, primarily in futures contracts, it illustrated the extreme danger and volatility of derivatives. Options and futures can be used to eliminate, reduce, hedge and manage risk, but can also be highly speculative. Foreign currency...

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Option and Major Studios

value b. Exercise price c. Volatility of asset returns d. Time to maturity e. Risk-free rate HINT: Note that the time to maturity of the options is when uncertainty is resolved not necessarily when the sequel is made. The asset value is what you will get if you exercised the option to make the sequel. Again use average values for all the sequels. Similarly use the average value of the cost to make the sequels for the exercise price. Estimating standard deviation...

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Option and Value

following are always positively related to the price of a European call option on a stock? c. The volatility 5. When we talked about Vega hedging, if a portfolio has 1000 shares of SPY and 10 contracts of at-the-money December 2013 put option on SPY (and nothing else in the portfolio), is the portfolio vega neutral? c. No, the portfolio can never be vega neutral. 6. Which of the following is not true? a. When a CBOE option on IBM is exercised, IBM issues more stock 7. Which of the following...

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Vix Options

Trading volatility is nothing new for option traders. Most option traders rely heavily on volatility information to choose their trades. For this reason, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index, more commonly known by its ticker symbol VIX, has been a popular trading tool for option and equity traders since its introduction in 1993. Until recently, traders used regular equity or index options to trade volatility, but many quickly realized that this was not the best method. On Feb...

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Call Option

European call option with strike price of K and maturity T and buys a put with the same strike price and maturity. Describe the investor's position. The payoff to the investor is - max (ST - K , 0) + max(K - ST, 0) This is K- ST in all circumstances. The investor's position is the same as a short position in a forward contract with delivery price K. 8 .4.)Explain why brokers require margins when clients write options but not when they buy options? When an investor buys an option, cash must...

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Exotic Option

Do you Know? • What is Derivative Market? • What is Hedging? • What is OTC? • What is Exotic Option? Parisian Option Passport option Rainbow option Russian Option Shout Option Spread Option Parisian Option The pay off a standard European option only depends on the price of the underlying asset at the maturity date Passport option A Passport option grants its holder the right to engage in short/long trading strategy of his own choice A passport is a new contingent...

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Stock Options

Many years ago stock options were rarely used as incidental benefits for top executives. Nowadays, compensating employee whit stock options has become an increasingly common practice. Before the year 1996, only the intrinsic value method was used to record these transactions. This method distorted the issuer’s reported financial condition and results of operations, which could lead to inappropriate decisions taken by investors. Followed by the increased use of employee stock options and the surrounding...

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Stock Options

STOCK OPTIONS - AN EFFECTIVE COMPENSATION METHOD Stock Options have become the greatest form of remuneration for big names in organizations across the United States (Hall, 2000). The senior executives, who are given this option, can buy shares of the company at what Hall (2000) describes as the “exercise price”. They could be given “at the money”, “out of the money” or “in the money” price (Hall, 2000). Stock Options are helpful in motivating the holders to perform for the benefit of the company...

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