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# Show the profile of the butterfly option strategy for the stock price range \$65 - \$95...

Show the profile of the butterfly option strategy for the stock price range \$65 - \$95 (5):

Buy 100 \$72 call @ \$6.10

Sell 200 \$75 calls @ \$4.10

Buy 100 \$78 call @ \$2.60

Current price is \$75.28. On which stock price interval is this strategy profitable? (2)What is the maximum profit/loss of this strategy? (2)When will you engage in this strategy? (1)

Call butterlfy

Buy 100 \$72 call @ \$6.10

Sell 200 \$75 calls @ \$4.10

Buy 100 \$78 call @ \$2.60

Net premium paid = 6.10 - 4.10 * 2 + 2.60 = \$0.50

Lower breakeven price = Lower strike + Net premium paid

Lower breakeven price = 72 + 0.50 = \$72.50

Upper breakeven price = Upper strike - Net premium paid

Upper breakeven price = 78 - 0.50 = \$77.50

This strategy is profitable for the stock range: 72.50 to 77.50

Width of the wings = 75 - 72 or 78 - 75 = \$3

The maximum profit = Width of the wings - Net premium paid

The maximum profit = 3 - 0.50 = \$2.50

The maximum loss = Net premium paid

The maximum loss = \$0.50

We will engage in this strategy when we believe that the stock expires at \$75