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# Assume that you have shorted a call option on Intuit stock with a strike price of...

Assume that you have shorted a call option on Intuit stock with a strike price of \$31​; when you originally sold​ (wrote) the​ option, you received \$5. The option will expire in exactly three​ months' time.

a. If the stock is trading at \$ 36 in three​ months, what will your payoff​ be? What will your profit​ be?

b. If the stock is trading at \$ 25 in three​ months, what will your payoff​ be? What will your profit​ be?

c. Draw a payoff diagram showing the amount you owe at expiration as a function of the stock price at expiration.

d. Redo ​(c​), but instead of showing​ payoffs, show profits.

Hello,

Here is the solution -

a) Payoff = initial option price – MAX ( 0 , underlying price – strike price ) = \$5 - MAX(0,\$36 -\$31) = \$5 - \$5 = 0 . Hence there is no profit no loss

b) Payoff = initial option price – MAX ( 0 , underlying price – strike price ) = \$5 - MAX(0,\$25 -\$31) = \$5 - \$0 = \$5 Hence there is profit of \$5

c) Payoff digram -

d)

The red line is the profit line

Th blue line is the payoff line