FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 1 Solutions
Question One
A stock when it is first issued provides funds for a company. Is the same true of an
exchange traded stock option? Discuss.
Question Two
Explain why a futures contract can be used for either s

Review of Previous Lecture
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 8 Options on Futures
Contracts
Last week we discussed options on stock indices and
currencies.
We first examined a stock which paid a dividend yield.
Then with reference to stock index opt

Review of Previous Lecture
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 10 Exotic Options and Other
Non-Standard Products
Last week we discussed the Greek
Letters.
We focussed on:
Delta hedging;
Delta hedging with European stock options;
Delta hedging with f

Readings
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 12 Integrity of Capital
Markets
Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
http:/www.cfainstitute.org/learning/products/publication
s/ccb/Pages/ccb.v2010.n14.1.aspx
Standards of Practice Handbook
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Review of Previous Lecture
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 11 Credit, Weather, Energy
and Insurance Derivatives and
Derivative Mishaps
Last week we discussed Exotic Options
and other Non-Standard Products.
In particular, we focussed on:
Exotic Opt

Lecture Overview
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 13 Review Lecture
In Todays Lecture we will discuss:
The format of your final exam;
Exam consultation times;
Go over the solutions to the practice
questions; and,
Answer general questions you have

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FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 6 Questions
Question One
A stock price is currently $40. Assume that the expected return form the stock is 15%
and its volatility is 25%. What is the probability distribution for the rate of return
(with continuous co

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 7 Questions
Question One
A currency is currently worth $0.80. Over each of the next two months it is expected
to increase or decrease in value by 2%. The domestic and foreign risk-free interest
rates are 6% and 8%, re

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 8 Questions
Question One
Suppose you buy a put option contract on October gold futures with a strike price of
$400 per ounce. Each contract is for the delivery of 100 ounces. What happens if you
exercise when the Octo

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 9 Questions
Question One
What is the delta of a short position in 1,000 European call options on silver futures?
The options mature in eight months, and the futures contract underlying the option
matures in nine month

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 10 Questions
Question One
Describe the payoff from a portfolio consisting of a lookback call and a lookback put
option with the same maturity.
Question Two
Consider a chooser option where the holder has the right to c

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 11 Questions
Question One
The position of a buyer of a credit default swap is similar to the position of someone
who is long in a Treasury bond and short a corporate bond. Explain this statement.
Question Two
Suppose

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 12 Questions
Question One
(Notification of Client Bonus Compensation): Geoff Whitman, a portfolio
analyst for Adams Trust Company, manages the account of Carol Cochran,
a client. Whitman is paid a salary by his employ

State Government Hedging Using Financial Derivatives
Author(s): Christoph Hinkelmann and Steve Swidler
Source: State & Local Government Review, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2005), pp. 127-141
Published by: Sage Publications, Inc.
Stable URL: http:/www.jstor.org/stable

Review of Previous Lecture
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 7 Options on Stock Indices
and Currencies
Hull et al: Chapter 15
Last week we examined the evolution of
stock prices, and found the expected price
of a stock based on this evolution.
We als

Review of Previous Lecture
FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Lecture 4 Options and Option
Trading Strategies
Last week we examined interest rates and
swaps. In particular we focused on:
Types of interest rates;
The mechanics of interest rate swaps; and,
Th

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 6 Solutions
Question One
A stock price is currently $40. Assume that the expected return form the stock is 15%
and its volatility is 25%. What is the probability distribution for the rate of return
(with continuous co

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 4 Solutions
Question One
Explain why an American option is always worth at least as much as a European
option on the same asset with the same strike price and exercise date.
Question Two
Suppose that sterling-US dolla

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 2 Solutions
Question One
An investor receives $1,100 in one year in return for an investment of $1,000 now.
Calculate the percentage return per annum with:
a. Annual compounding
b. Semiannual compounding
c. Monthly co

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 5 Solutions
Question One
A stock price is currently $50. Over each of the next two three-month periods it is
expected to go up by 6% or down by 5%. The risk-free interest rate is 5% per annum
with continuous compoundi

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FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 2 Questions
Question One
An investor receives $1,100 in one year in return for an investment of $1,000 now.
Calculate the percentage return per annum with:
a. Annual compounding
b. Semiannual compounding
c. Monthly co

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 1 Questions
Question One
A stock when it is first issued provides funds for a company. Is the same true of an
exchange traded stock option? Discuss.
Question Two
Explain why a futures contract can be used for either s

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 3 Questions
Question One
Suppose that zero interest rates with continuous compounding are as follows:
Maturity (years)
1
2
3
4
5
Rate (% per annum)
8.0
7.5
7.2
7.0
6.9
Calculate forward interest rates for the second,

FINM7041 Applied Derivatives
Tutorial 4 Questions
Question One
Explain why an American option is always worth at least as much as a European
option on the same asset with the same strike price and exercise date.
Question Two
Suppose that sterling-US dolla