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    Hedging Portfolios using derivatives

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    Suppose you are a financial advisor to an investor whose portfolio consists of 400 shares of Delta Cruise Inc. stock and 10 put options on the same stock. The risk free rate is 6%, time to maturity is six months, exercise price and stock price are both at $82, and the market observed put price is $4.56. The stock does not pay out any dividend. After your analysis of the Delta Cruise Inc. stock prices, you find out that the standard deviation is at 30%. Is the investor position well hedged? What is your advice to the investor?

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    Suppose you are a financial advisor to an investor whose portfolio consists of 400 shares of Delta Cruise Inc. stock and 10 put options on the same stock. The risk free rate is 6%, time to maturity is six months, exercise price and stock price are both at $82, and the market observed put price is $4.56. The stock does not pay out any dividend. After your analysis of the Delta Cruise Inc. stock prices, you find out that the standard deviation is at 30%. Is the investor position well hedged? What is your advice to the investor?

    For a European put option on a non-dividend paying stock, delta is given by N(d1)-1

    Using the Black Scholes Pricing Formula
    d1= {ln (S/X) + ( r + ½ s2 ) x (T-t)}/ (s x square root of (T-t))

    Inputs

    Stock Price= S= $82.00
    Exercise price = X= $82.00 ...

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    Determines whether the investor position well hedged.

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