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Benefit of Options

5. Suppose that the pension you are managing is expecting an inflow of funds of $100 million next year and you want to make sure that you will earn the current interest rate of 8% when you invest the incoming funds in long term bonds. How would you use the futures market to do this?

6. How would you use the options market to accomplish the same thing as in Problem 5? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using an options contract rather than a futures contract?

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5. Suppose that the pension you are managing is expecting an inflow of funds of $100 million next year and you want to make sure that you will earn the current interest rate of 8% when you invest the incoming funds in long term bonds. How would you use the futures market to do this?
Index futures and options are instruments that enable you to hedge your portfolio or open positions in the market. Option contracts allow you to run your profits while restricting your downside risk.
A futures contract is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a certain time in the future at a ...

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This explains the Benefits of Options

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