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Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Hull

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INTRODUCTION

Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Hull

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The Nature of Derivatives
A derivative is a financial instrument whose value depends on the values of other more basic underlying variables

Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives, 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Hull

CDOs) Options. Hull . Futures.6 Examples of Derivatives • • • • • Forward Contracts Options Futures Contracts Swaps Credit Derivatives (CDS . 4th edition © 1999 by John C.1. and Other Derivatives.

4th edition © 1999 by John C. swaps.options.CDS) – non-standard products – telephone market – some credit risk Options. Hull .1.7 Derivatives Markets • Exchange Traded (futures. and Other Derivatives. Futures.options) – standard products – trading floor – virtually no credit risk • Over-the-Counter (forwards.

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4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures.9 Ways Derivatives are Used • To hedge risks • To reflect a view on the future direction of the market • To lock in an arbitrage profit • To change the nature of a liability • To change the nature of an investment without incurring the costs of selling one portfolio and buying another Options.1. Hull . and Other Derivatives.

Hull . Futures.10 Forward Contracts • A forward contract is an agreement to buy or sell an asset at a certain time in the future for a certain price (the delivery price) • It can be contrasted with a spot contract which is an agreement to buy or sell immediately Options. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. and Other Derivatives.1.

4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures. Hull .11 How a Forward Contract Works • The contract is an over-the-counter (OTC) agreement between 2 companies • The delivery price is usually chosen so that the initial value of the contract is zero • No money changes hands when contract is first negotiated and it is settled at maturity Options.1. and Other Derivatives.

4th edition © 1999 by John C.1.12 The Forward Price • The forward price for a contract is the delivery price that would be applicable to the contract if it were negotiated today • The forward price may be different for contracts of different maturities(depending on…?) % Options. Futures. and Other Derivatives. Hull .

13 The Forward Price of Gold If the spot price of gold is S and the theoretical forward price for a contract deliverable in T years is F.1. then F = S (1+rt) F = S (1+r)t when < 1 year when > 1 year where r is the 1-year (domestic currency) risk-free rate of interest.05 so that F = 875 [(1+(0. S=875. In our examples. T=1. and Other Derivatives. Futures. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.05 x 1)]= $918. and r=0.75 Options. Hull .

Futures. and Other Derivatives. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.The 6-month forward price of gold trades at US$895 on the market . Hull .The spot price of gold is US$875 .14 1.The 1-year US$ interest rate is 5% per annum • Is there an arbitrage opportunity? Options. Gold: An Arbitrage Opportunity? • Suppose that: .1.

and Other Derivatives. Futures.1.15 What is arbitrage ? A transaction that generates risk free profit Options. Hull . 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

Hull . Futures. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.5) = $896.1. and Other Derivatives.16 The theoretical forward price is : 875 ( 1 + 0.88 Buy Future and Sell the Spot The theoretical price is not a price you can trade on Options.05x0.

Futures. and Other Derivatives. Hull .The 1-year US$ interest rate is 5% per annum • Is there an arbitrage opportunity? Options.1. Gold: Another Arbitrage Opportunity? • Suppose that: . 4th edition © 1999 by John C.The 1-year forward price of gold is US$768 .The spot price of gold is US$750 .17 2.

Hull .05)2 = $827 If the 2-year forward rate on gold is $827. and Other Derivatives.1. Futures.18 What 2-year forward price would eliminate any arbitrage possibility? 750 ( 1 + 0. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. there would Not be any arbitrage opportunities. Options.

Hull .19 Terminology • The party that has agreed to buy has what is termed a long position (going LONG) • The party that has agreed to sell has what is termed a short position(going SHORT) Options. and Other Derivatives.1. Futures. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

and Other Derivatives. THE PAYOFF FROM A SHORT POSITION IN A FORWARD CONTRACT ON ONE UNIT OF AN ASSET IS S-F ( F IS THE DELIVERY OR FORWARD PRICE AND S IS THE SPOT PRICE) Options.1. Futures.20 IN GENERAL. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Hull . THE PAYOFF FROM A LONG POSITION IN A FORWARD CONTRACT ON ONE UNIT OF AN ASSET IS F-S IN GENERAL.

2007 a trader enters into an agreement to buy €1 million in 3 months at an exchange rate of $1. and Other Derivatives.1. Hull . Futures. 2007 • What are the possible outcomes? Options.4720 (F) • This obligates the trader to pay $1.000 for €1 million on December 25. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.21 Example • On Sept 25.472.

Futures. and Other Derivatives. Hull .22 Profit from a Long Forward Position Profit K Price of Underlying at Maturity. ST Options.1. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

23 Profit from a Short Forward Position Profit K Price of Underlying at Maturity. and Other Derivatives. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. ST Options. Hull .1. Futures.

Hull .1. and Other Derivatives. Futures. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.24 THIS IS IT FOR FORWARDS OK? Options.

and Other Derivatives. Futures.1. using the forward market? GOES LONG OR BUYS DOLLAR FORWARD Options. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. A speculator thinks the dollar will go back up in the next 3 months. What can he do. Hull .25 NOT OVER YET ….

$60 000 Options.47 TODAY (that is $1. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.26 THE DOLLAR/EURO RATE IS AT 1. You decide to buy 3-months forward 1 Million euros.02 * 1MM= $20 000 1.45 . Futures.1.1.47 for 1 €). What is his profit/loss if the Dollar/EURO rate goes to… You are buying €1 million that is selling $1.45 ? 1.0.41 .1. and Other Derivatives.06*1MM = .47 = 0.470. Hull .41 ? 1.000 1.47 = .

and Other Derivatives.27 WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF FUTURES Options. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures.1. Hull .

Futures. Hull .28 AN ANXIOUS TRADER CHICAGO (CBOT) Options. and Other Derivatives.1. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

29 Futures Contracts • Agreement to buy or sell an asset for a certain price at a certain time • Similar to forward contract • Whereas a forward contract is traded OTC a futures contract is traded on an exchange Options. Futures. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.1. Hull . and Other Derivatives.

. Options. bonds) Chicago Mercantile Exchange(curr. Hull .. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.) New York Cotton Exchange International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) LIFFE (London) TIFFE (Tokyo) and many more. Futures. and Other Derivatives.30 Exchanges Trading Futures • • • • • • • Chicago Board of Trade (grains.1.

Hull .The quoted 1-year futures price of oil is US$ .The spot price of oil is US$106 .The storage costs of oil are $2 per annum • Is there an arbitrage opportunity? Options. and Other Derivatives.The 1-year US$ interest rate is 5% per annum . Oil: An Arbitrage Opportunity? Suppose that: . Futures.31 1. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.1.

The quoted 1-year futures price of oil is US$75 . Hull . and Other Derivatives. Futures.The spot price of oil is US$80 .1.The 1-year US$ interest rate is 5% per annum .32 2. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.The storage costs of oil are $2 per annum • Is there an arbitrage opportunity? Options. Oil: Another Arbitrage Opportunity? • Suppose that: .

Futures.33 MORE IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF FUTURES NEXT WEEK .. Options. Hull . and Other Derivatives.1.. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

Hull .34 Options • A call option is • A put option is an option to buy an option to sell a certain asset a certain asset by a certain by a certain date for a date for a certain price certain price (the strike (the strike price) price) Options. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures.1. and Other Derivatives.

Hull .1.35 Exchanges Trading Options • • • • • • • Chicago Board Options Exchange American Stock Exchange Philadelphia Stock Exchange Pacific Stock Exchange European Options Exchange Australian Options Market and many more (see list at end of book) Options. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures. and Other Derivatives.

4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures.36 Difference betwen an option and a forward (or futures) contract ? Options. Hull .1. and Other Derivatives.

Hull . Futures. and Other Derivatives.1.37 Options vs Futures/Forwards • A futures/forward contract gives the holder the obligation to buy or sell at a certain price • An option gives the holder the right to buy or sell at a certain price Options. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

Futures. option life = 2 months 30 Profit ($) 20 10 70 0 -5 80 90 100 Terminal stock price ($) 110 120 130 Options. Hull . 4th edition © 1999 by John C. strike price = $100.1.38 Long Call on IBM Profit from buying an IBM European call option: option price = $5. and Other Derivatives.

strike price = $70.39 Long Put on Exxon Profit from buying an Exxon European put option: option price = $7. Futures. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. option life = 3 mths 30 Profit ($) 20 10 0 -7 40 50 60 70 80 Terminal stock price ($) 90 100 Options. and Other Derivatives.1. Hull .

Hull 110 120 130 70 80 90 100 Terminal stock price ($) . by John C.1. 4th edition © 1999 Options. option life = 2 months Profit ($) 5 0 -10 -20 -30 Futures. strike price = $100. and Other Derivatives.40 Short Call on IBM Profit from writing an IBM European call option: option price = $5.

4th edition © 1999 by John C. and Other Derivatives. option life = 3 mths Profit ($) Terminal 7 40 50 60 stock price ($) 0 70 80 90 100 -10 -20 -30 Options. strike price = $70. Hull .1.41 Short Put on Exxon Profit from writing an Exxon European put option: option price = $7. Futures.

4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures.42 Payoffs from Options What is the Option Position in Each Case? X = Strike price. Hull .1. ST = Price of asset at maturity Payoff Payoff X X Payoff X ST Payoff X ST ST ST Options. and Other Derivatives.

43 Types of Traders • Hedgers • Speculators • Arbitrageurs Some of the large trading losses in derivatives occurred because individuals who had a mandate to hedge risks switched to being speculators (Barings case) Options. and Other Derivatives.1. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures. Hull .

A twomonth put with a strike price of $90 costs $2. The investor decides to hedge by buying/selling 5 puts ? buy Options.44 Hedging Examples • A US company will pay £1 million for imports from Britain in 6 months and decides to hedge using a long/short long position in a forward contract ? • An investor owns 500 IBM shares currently worth $95 per share. 4th edition © 1999 by John C. Futures. and Other Derivatives.1. Hull .

Hull . The current stock price is $78 and the price of a 3month call option with a strike of 80 is 3 (which means $300) • What are the alternative strategies? Options. Futures. and Other Derivatives.45 Speculation Example • An investor with $7. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.1.800 to invest feels that Exxon’s stock price will increase over the next 3 months.

Futures.1. and Other Derivatives. Hull .200 [(90-80)x2600]-7800 Options.46 OUTCOME STRATEGY BUY SHARES BUY CALL OPTIONS 70 (800) (7800) 90 1200 18. 4th edition © 1999 by John C.

4th edition © 1999 by John C.1.47 Arbitrage Example • A stock price is quoted as £100 in London and $200 in New York • The current exchange rate is 1. and Other Derivatives. Hull .90 dollars per pound • What is the arbitrage opportunity? Options. Futures.

48 YOU BUY THE STOCK IN London at $190 DOLLARS AND YOU SELL IT IN NY AT $200 DOLLARS NET PROFIT = 10 DOLLARS/SHARE Options.1. Futures. Hull . 4th edition © 1999 by John C. and Other Derivatives.

Futures. and Other Derivatives. speculation and arbitrage Options. makes shares redeemable at any time. limit use of leverage take no short positions.Hedge Funds vs.49 Hedge funds are not subject to the same rules as mutual funds and cannot offer their securities publicly. mutual funds • • – – – – 1. Hedge funds use complex trading strategies are big users of derivatives for hedging. Hull . 4th edition © 1999 by John C. • • Hedge funds are not subject to these constraints. Mutual funds must disclose investment policies.

4th edition © 1999 by John C.1. Hull .50 BREAK TIME ! Options. Futures. and Other Derivatives.

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