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Unformatted text preview: + P = B + C Corollary 1 If r is the current risk-free continuously compounded interest rate for time period t then: S + P = e-rt E + C Corollary 2 If E = Se rt = the forward price of the asset, then C = P . 1 THE PUT-CALL PARITY THEOREM 2 Figure 1: Payos Proof: Consider the values or payos at expiration time t as functions of the value S ( t ) of the underlying asset at time t as shown in Figure 1. The stock+put and bond+call combinations have the same payos in all possible future states of the world. We are assuming no arbitrage opportunities, so the law of one price holds and their current values must be the same. The corollaries follow immediately....
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