Question

The price of a stock (S0) is $75. A trader sells 6 (N) put
option contracts (each contract of 100) on the stock with a strike
price (K) of $78 when the option price (c) is $5. The options are
exercised when the stock price (S1) is $74. What is the trader’s
net profit or loss?

Solve in following 4 steps.

a) Option profit ?

b) Trader’s gain per option ?

c) Total options sold ?

d) Trader’s total gain ?

Answer #1

- Option profit = Strike Price - Stock Price on the day of exercise

=$78-$74

=$4 per option

- Trader's gain per option:

Receipt of premium on sale of option = $5

Loss on exercise of option =-$4

Trader's gain per option =$1

- Total options sold = 6 contracts * 100 in each contract = 600 options
- Trader's Total Gain = 600 options * $1 gain per option

= $600

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