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The basis is defined as spot minus futures. A trader is hedging the sale of an asset with a short futures position.  The basis increases unexpectedly. Which of the following is true?
A. The hedger’s position improves.
B.The hedger’s position worsens.
C.The hedger’s position sometimes worsens and sometimes improves.
D.The hedger’s position stays the same.
Answer: A

The price received by the trader is the futures price plus the basis. It follows that the trader’s position improves when the basis increases.
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Author: CoboCards-User
Main topic: Finance & Investment
Topic: Derivatives
Published: 27.10.2015




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