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Unformatted text preview: 121CHAPTER 12: OPTIONS ON FUTURESENDOFCHAPTER QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS1.The option’s life is January 31 to March 18, soT = 46/365 = .1260a.Intrinsic Value= Max(0, f  E)= Max(0, 483.10  480)= 3.10b.Time Value= Call Price  Intrinsic Value= 6.95  3.10= 3.85c.Lower bound= Max[0, (f  E)(1 + r)T]= Max[0, (483.10  480)(1.0284).1260]= 3.09d.Intrinsic Value= Max(0, E  f)= Max(0, 480  483.10)= 0e.Time Value= Put Price  Intrinsic Value= 5.25  0= 5.25f.Lower bound= Max[0, (E  f)(1 + r)T]= Max[(0, (480  483.10)(1.0284).1260]= 0(Note: the lower bound applies only to European puts.)g.C= P + (f  E)(1 + r)T= 5.25 + (483.10  480)(1.0284).1260= 8.34The actual call price is 6.95, so putcall parity does not hold.2.(f  E)(1 + r)T= (102  100)(1.10).25= 1.95C  P = 4  1.75 = 2.25C  P is too high so the call is overpriced and/or the put is underpriced (or we could assume the futures isunderpriced). So sell the call, buy the put, and buy the futures. At expiration the payoffs will befTEfT> E Short call(fT E)Long putE  fTLong futuresfT ffT fE  fE  fThis is equivalent to a riskfree loan, as a lender if E > f or as a borrower if f > E. Here f > E so you are aborrower. The present value should be (E  f)((1 + r)T= (102  100)(1.10).25= 1.95. Thus you sell thecall for 4 and buy the put for 1.75 for a net inflow of 2.25. At expiration, you pay back 2.00.3.In Chapters 3 and 4 we covered American call options on the spot and explained that in the absence of122dividends they will not be exercised early. They will always sell for at least the lower bound, which ishigher than the intrinsic value, and usually more. However, call options on the futures may be exercisedearly. If the price of the underlying instrument is extremely high, the call will begin to behave like theunderlying instrument. For an option on a futures, this means that the call will behave like the futures,changing almost dollarfordollar with the futures price. For an option on the spot, the call will behavelike the spot, changing almost oneforone with the price of the spot. Exercise of the futures call willrelease funds tied up in the call and provide a position in the futures. Exercise of the call on the spot doesnot, however, release funds, since the investor has to purchase the spot instrument.4.First find the continuously compounded riskfree rate: rc= ln(1.0284) = .0280. Then price the option:The option appears to be underpriced. You could sell r T1ceN(d ) = 0.5927futures and buy one call,adjusting the hedge ratio through time and earn an arbitrage profit....
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