Interest Rate Futures
Chapter 6
1
Day Count Convention
Defines:
the period of time to which the interest rate
applies
The period of time used to calculate accrued
interest (relevant when the instrument is bought
of sold)
2
Day Count Conventions
in the

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Cooper, 1., and A. Mello. "The Default Risk in Interest Rate Swaps," Journal of Finance, 46, 2
(1991): 597-620.
Dattatreya, R. E., and K. Hotta. Advanced Interest Rate and Currency Swaps: State-of-the-Art
Products, Strategies, and Risk Manag

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Forward contracts differ from futures contracts in a number of ways. Forward
contracts are private arrangements between two parties, whereas futures contracts are
traded on exchanges. There is generally a single delivery da

Sample paper- AUT15
Part A: Multiple choice questions:
Answer ALL questions:
(Please choose the best possible answer)
(15 x 1 = 15 marks)
1. On March 1 a commoditys spot price is $60 and its August futures price is $59. On July 1 the spot
price is $64 and

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worth more than
max(Ke-rT- Sa, 0)
When dividends with present valueD will be paid, the lower bound for a European call
option becomes
max(Sa - D- Ke-rT, 0)
and the lower bound for a European put option becomes
max(Ke-'rT + D- Sa. 0)
Put-call

The Black-Scholes-Merton Model
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Merton, R. C., "Theory of Rational Option Pricing," Bell Journal of Economics and Management
Sc~nce 1 4 (Spring.1973): 141-83.
On Risk-Neutral Valuation
Cox, J. C., and S. A. Ross, "The Valuation of Options for Alternati

Mechanics of Options Markets
Chapter 9
1
Types of Options
A call is an option to buy
A put is an option to sell
A European option can be exercised only at
the end of its life
An American option can be exercised at any
time
2
Option Positions
Long call

Problem Set 1
Problem 1.8.
Suppose you own 5,000 shares that are worth $25 each. How can put options be used to
provide you with insurance against a decline in the value of your holding over the next four
months?
Problem 1.9.
A stock when it is first issu

Hedging Strategies Using Futures
Chapter 3
1
Long & Short Hedges
A long futures hedge is appropriate when
you know you will purchase an asset in the
future and want to lock in the price
A short futures hedge is appropriate when
you know you will sell an

Problem 1.8.
Suppose you own 5,000 shares that are worth $25 each. How can put options be used to
provide you with insurance against a decline in the value of your holding over the next four
months?
You should buy 50 put option contracts (each on 100 shar

Determination of Forward and
Futures Prices
Chapter 5
1
Consumption vs Investment Assets
Investment assets are assets held by
significant numbers of people purely for
investment purposes (Examples: gold, silver)
Consumption assets are assets held primar

3.16/
s = 1.2
F = 1.4
=0.7
The producer wants to purchase 200,000 pounds of live cattle on
November:
- If the price rises, the producer will lose
- If the price falls, the producer will gain
To hedge its risk, the producer decides to buy futures contracts

Problem 10.1 Siam Cement
Siam Cement, the Bangkok-based cement manufacturer, suffered enormous losses with the coming of the
Asian crisis in 1997. The company had been pursuing a very aggressive growth strategy in the mid-1990s,
taking on massive quantiti

Problem 14.1 JPMorgan: Petrobras' WACC
JPMogan produced the following WACC calculation for Petrobras versus Lukoil of Russia
in their 18 June 2004, report. Evaluate the methodology and assumptions used in the
calculation. Assume a 28 % tax rate for both c

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SUMMARY
One of the exciting developments in finance over the last 30 years has been the growth
of derivatives markets. In many situations, both h~dgers and speculators find it more
attractive to trade a derivative on an asset than to trade th

Properties of Stock Options
Chapter 10
1
Notation
c : European call option C : American Call option
price
p : European put option
price
S0 : Stock price today
K : Strike price
T : Life of option
: Volatility of stock
price
price
P : American Put option
p

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FURTHER READING
Allayannis, G. and J. Weston. "The Use of Foreign Currency Derivatives and Firm Market
Value," Review of Financial Studies, 14, I (Spring 2001): 243-76.
Bodnar, G. M., G. S. Hayt, and R. C. Marston. "199

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the same expiration date. There are many other ways in which options can be used to
produce interesting payoffs. It is not surprising that option trading has steadily
increased in popularity and continues to fascinate investors.
FURTHER REA

Valuing Stock Options:
The Black-Scholes-Merton Model
Chapter 13
1
The Black-Scholes-Merton Random
Walk Assumption
Consider a stock whose price is S
In a short period of time of length Dt the
return on the stock (DS/S) is assumed to be
normal with mean

Trading Strategies Involving
Options
Chapter 11
1
Strategies to be Considered
Stock plus option
Two or more options of the same type (a
spread)
Two or more options of different types (a
combination)
2
Positions in an Option & the Underlying
(Figure 11.

Swaps
Chapter 7
1
Nature of Swaps
A swap is an agreement to exchange
cash flows at specified future times
according to certain specified rules
2
An Example of a Plain Vanilla Interest
Rate Swap
An agreement by Microsoft to receive 6month LIBOR & pay a fi

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to assess the sensitivity of a bond portfolio to small parallel shifts in the yield curve. It
also enables the hedger to assess the sensitivity of an interest rate futures price to small
changes in the yield curve. The number of futures co

LECTURE ONE
Introduction to Derivatives
1
Lecture Outline
What are derivatives?
Background to derivatives markets.
The dangers of derivatives?
The size of the derivatives market.
Exchange Trading & OTC trading
2
Lecture Outline
Introduction to
Futures

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Table 5.5 Summary of results for a contract.with time to maturity Ton an investment
asset with price So when the risk-free interest rate for a T-year period is r.
Asset
Provides no income:
Provides known income
with present value /:
Provides

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size of a small parallel shift in the zero curve, and !l.B is the resultant effect on the value
of the bond portfolio.
Liquidity preference theory can be used to explain the interest rate term structures
that are observed in practice. T

Tutorial Program
Allocation of Tutorial Questions to students will be made in Week 2 ( 2-6 March )
Presentation Start from Week 3 (9-13 March )
Students are advised to participate in the discussion of questions following the
presentation.
WEEK
TOPIC
STUDE

Interest Rates
Chapter 4
1
Types of Rates
Treasury rates
LIBOR rates
Repo rates
2
Treasury Rates
Rates on instruments issued by a government
in its own currency
3
LIBOR and LIBID
LIBOR is the rate of interest at which a bank is
prepared to deposit mo

LECTURE TWO
Mechanics of Futures and Forward
Markets
1
Comparison of futures and forward
markets
Both are in essence agreements to buy or sell
the underlying in the future.
An example from Hull makes this clear:
2
Comparison of futures and forward
marke

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Sample Paper Autumn Session 2015
School of Business
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Questions and Problems cfw_Answers in Solutions Manual)
11.1. A stock price is currently $40. It is known that at the end of 1 month it will be either $42
or $38. The risk-free interest rate is 8% per annum with continuous compounding.