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19.A trader creates a long butterfly spread from options with strike prices $60, $65, and $70 by trading a total of 400 options. The options are worth $11, $14, and $18. What is the maximum net loss (after the cost of the options is taken into account)?

A.$100

B.$200

C.$300

D.$400

A.$100

B.$200

C.$300

D.$400

Answer: A

The butterfly spread involves buying 100 options with strike prices $60 and $70 and selling 200 options with strike price $65. The maximum loss is when the stock price is less than $60 or greater than $70. The total payoff is then zero. The cost of setting up the butterfly spread is 11×100+18×100−14×200 = $100. The loss is therefore $100.

The butterfly spread involves buying 100 options with strike prices $60 and $70 and selling 200 options with strike price $65. The maximum loss is when the stock price is less than $60 or greater than $70. The total payoff is then zero. The cost of setting up the butterfly spread is 11×100+18×100−14×200 = $100. The loss is therefore $100.

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Author: CoboCards-User

Main topic: Finance & Investment

Topic: Derivatives

Published: 27.10.2015