Financial Derivatives

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Assignment 2

Submission Date by students: 17/04/2022-11:59 PM

Place of Submission: Students Grade Centre via blackboard.

Marks: 10 Marks

Assignment Purposes/Learning Outcomes:

CLO-2: Describe trading strategy which incorporates the use of call and put options

CLO-4. Calculate option maximum gain, maximum loss, and breakeven on various options positions

Assignment Question(s): (Marks 10)

Q1.Explain each of the following concepts as they relate to call options. (3 Marks)

a. Delta ( 1 Mark)

b. Gamma ( 1 Mark)

c. Rho ( 1 Mark)

Q2.What are the differences among scalpers, day traders, and position traders? (3 Marks)

Q3. Assume the possible stock prices of Hull Inc. are $150, $155, $160, $165, $170, $175, and $180. The price(premium) is $5 for October165 put option of Hull Inc.

Suppose you buy one October 165 put option contract(Np=100) of Hull Inc. and hold it until the options expire.

a) Determine the profit and loss at respective stock prices of Hull Inc. (2 Marks)

b) Determine the breakeven stock price at expiration. (1 Mark)

c) What are the maximum possible profit and loss on this transaction. (1 Mark)

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