Fxwirepro: Use Put Call Parity While Deploying Eur/usd Straddles

The portfolio contains an At-The-Money call and At-The-Money put of the same maturity of EUR/USD then they must have the same present value.Else, arbitrager can add longs on the undervalued portfolio and short on overvalued portfolio to make a risk free profit on expiration day.Hence, taking the need to calculate the present value of the cash component into account using a suitable risk-free interest rate, we have computed and illustrated the Put call parity of EUR/USD straddle:We considered At-The-Money options while calculating Put call parity of GBP straddle structure as shown in the figure.C = S + p – Xe-r (T- t) = 1.1089 + 1225.60- Euler (1.1091*2.71828) – 0.02*(7)= 1223.55P = c – S + Xe-r (T- t)= 1236.32- 1.1089+ Euler (1.1091*2.71828) – 0.02*(7)= 1238.08 Where,S = Current Exchange Rate at around 1.1089 X = Exercise price (strike) of option = 1.1091C = Call Value = 1236.32P = Put price = 1225.60e = Euler’s constant – approximately 2.71828 (exponential function on a financial calculator)r = continuously compounded risk free interest rate is deemed as 2%T-t = term to expiration measured in years = 7 daysT = Expiration datet = Current value dateWe observe both ATM calls & puts are trading about 9.6% at premium from current NPV.The prevailing price of straddle of this pair also trading at around 9.6% premium from current NPV.Note: Before jumping into a conclusion of above calculations, one has to be mindful of how the supply and demand impacts option prices and how all option values (at all the available strikes and expirations) on the same underlying exchange rates are related.

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