Put Call Parity of Eur/gbp Collar

Here we assumed the portfolio contains the same expiration for calculation purpose (it actually has to be near month on call shorting & far month on put) with two different currency derivatives instruments of same underlying currency then they must have the same present value.Else, arbitrager can go long on the undervalued portfolio and short the overvalued portfolio to make a risk free profit on expiration day.Hence, taking into account the need to calculate the present value of the cash component using a suitable risk-free interest rate, we have calculated and illustrated the Put call parity of EUR/GBP collar:C = S + p – Xe-r (T- t) = 0.7162 + 902.21 – Euler (0.7235*2.71828) – 0.02*(7)= -901.1P = c – S + Xe-r (T- t)= 129.35 – 0.7162 + Euler (0.7235*2.71828) – 0.02*(7)= 126.8071Where,S = Current Exchange Rate X = Exercise price (strike) of optionC = Call Value P = Put price e = Euler’s constant – approximately 2.71828 (exponential function on a financial calculator)r = continuously compounded risk free interest rate = assumed at 2%T-t = term to expiration measured in years T = Expiration datet = Current value dateNote: 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 security are related.

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