“Derivative Markets” Please respond to the following:

Analyze the complexities of the derivative markets and how the reporting of derivatives may be deceiving to investors. Make a suggestion for improving the methods for valuing derivatives so that the reporting becomes more transparent for investors.

“Portfolio Risk” Please respond to the following:

Discuss the difficulties that having options in a security portfolio create for the measurement of portfolio risk. Suggest how the standard deviation statistic should be modified to account for this concern.

Analyze the circumstances where the addition of an option increases the risk of an exciting portfolio and under what circumstances it will decrease portfolio risk. Provide a specific example of each.

Week 8 Homework Submission

Chapter 20: Problems 3(a-c), 5(a-c), 8(a-c), 9(a-d), and 10(a-d)

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