Options Strategies

Strategy Number 3 - Long Put Option


Market dATA
DJ Index 100 points
Prices
Put 100 $1,000

Strategy name:

Long Put option

 

Recommended use of strategy

Expectation of decline in DJ Index

 

Strategy components

Buying a Put option

Example: Long Put 100 at a price of $1,000

 

Expenses / Income from building the strategy (at start date)

Expenditure of $1,000

  

Strategy graph:

 table

Auxiliary table for building the profit line

DJ Index

(Horizontal axis)

(Fixed expense) / fixed income

Variable expenses

Variable income (Put contribution)

Total profit / (loss)

(Vertical axis)

2+3+4

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50

($1,000)

-

$5,000

$4,000

60

($1,000)

-

$4,000

$3,000

70

($1,000)

-

$3,000

$2,000

80

($1,000)

-

$2,000

$1,000

90

($1,000)

-

$1,000

$0

100

($1,000)

-

-

($1,000)

110

($1,000)

-

-

($1,000)

120

($1,000)

-

-

($1,000)

130

($1,000)

-

-

($1,000)

140

($1,000)

-

-

($1,000)

Source of profit        

The profit arises from the Put option, when the DJ Index declines below the strike index (100 points). The profit increases as the index declines.

Source of loss           

Cost of building the strategy – $1,000

Break-even point     

The point where the losses from the Put option equal the cost of buying it at a price of $1,000. This occurs when the index is at 90 points.

Strategy Number 3 - Long Put Option523  Strategy Number 3 - Long Put Option