By Wendy L. Pirie

**Apply useful derivatives wisdom to actually try out your understanding**

*Derivatives Workbook* bargains functional guideline for college kids and pros looking extra counsel on operating with derivatives tools. Created by means of CFA Institute as a better half to the excellent *Derivatives* textual content, this e-book is helping you perform utilizing what you could have realized via difficulties that mimic real-world situations. operating with diverse derivatives tools is helping you gauge how good you recognize the tools' features, either shared and specific; this intimate wisdom is key to potent portfolio administration, and this e-book presents an expertly-designed, low-stakes surroundings excellent for self-assessment.

Derivatives—financial tools that derive their price from the price of a few underlying asset—have develop into more and more vital for powerful possibility administration, and primary for growing man made exposures to asset periods. even if you are a pupil intending to a occupation in finance, or a qualified looking a much better ability set, this workbook is a useful software for simulating using derivatives in daily perform.

- Work extra successfully with kinds of by-product instruments
- Master the valuation of ahead, destiny, ideas, and change contracts
- Utilize thoughts for probability administration and portfolio optimization
- Explore the sensible features of operating in the derivatives markets

As in different safety markets, arbitrage and industry potency play a serious position in by-product pricing. The specialists at CFA Institute realize the necessity for reasonable, useful derivatives education that interprets good into real-world perform; this workbook fills the distance with a wealth of perform difficulties that experience price to either aspiring and working towards funding pros. *Derivatives Workbook* offers authoritative education and accomplished sensible guide on by-product tools, their markets, and valuation.

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A covered call, in which the holder of a stock writes a call giving someone the right to buy the shares, is one of the most common uses of options by individual investors. • Covered calls can be used to generate income, to acquire shares at a lower-than-market price, or to exit a position when the shares hit a target price. • A covered call position has a limited maximum return because of the transfer of the right tail of the return distribution to the option buyer. • The maximum loss of a covered call position is less than the maximum loss of the underlying shares alone, but the covered call carries the potential for an opportunity loss if the underlying shares rise sharply.

10. 0624%. 1375%. 2496%. Chapter 3â•… Pricing and Valuation of Forward Commitments 19 11. –$1,139,425. –$781,323. –$181,323. 12. 30. 09. 00. 13. $14,817. $19,647. $29,635. 14. 65%. 73%. 98%. 15. 61%. 02%. 71%. 16. $19,945. $24,925. $39,781. Chapterâ•‡ 4 Valuation of Contingent Claims Learning Outcomes After completing this chapter, you will be able to do the following: • describe and interpret the binomial option valuation model and its component terms; • calculate the no-arbitrage values of European and American options using a two-period binomial model; • identify an arbitrage opportunity involving options and describe the related arbitrage; • describe how interest rate options are valued using a two-period binomial model; • calculate and interpret the value of an interest rate option using a two-period binomial model; • describe how the value of a European option can be analyzed as the present value of the option’s expected payoff at expiration; • identify assumptions of the Black–Scholes–Merton option valuation model; • interpret the components of the Black–Scholes–Merton model as applied to call options in terms of a leveraged position in the underlying; • describe how the Black–Scholes–Merton model is used to value European options on equities and currencies; • describe how the Black model is used to value European options on futures; • describe how the Black model is used to value European interest rate options and European swaptions; • interpret each of the option Greeks; • describe how a delta hedge is executed; • describe the role of gamma risk in options trading; • define implied volatility and explain how it is used in options trading.

39,781. Chapterâ•‡ 4 Valuation of Contingent Claims Learning Outcomes After completing this chapter, you will be able to do the following: • describe and interpret the binomial option valuation model and its component terms; • calculate the no-arbitrage values of European and American options using a two-period binomial model; • identify an arbitrage opportunity involving options and describe the related arbitrage; • describe how interest rate options are valued using a two-period binomial model; • calculate and interpret the value of an interest rate option using a two-period binomial model; • describe how the value of a European option can be analyzed as the present value of the option’s expected payoff at expiration; • identify assumptions of the Black–Scholes–Merton option valuation model; • interpret the components of the Black–Scholes–Merton model as applied to call options in terms of a leveraged position in the underlying; • describe how the Black–Scholes–Merton model is used to value European options on equities and currencies; • describe how the Black model is used to value European options on futures; • describe how the Black model is used to value European interest rate options and European swaptions; • interpret each of the option Greeks; • describe how a delta hedge is executed; • describe the role of gamma risk in options trading; • define implied volatility and explain how it is used in options trading.