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  • Archived

    Effective: 1 December, 2013 - 31 December, 2019
    Categories: Leverage/Derivatives
    Source: GIPS Executive Committee

    Do the GIPS standards include an example of how to value a portfolio that includes short options? Please provide an example for how to calculate a return for a portfolio that includes short options.

    A portfolio consists of $110 stocks and $10 short call options at the beginning of the period. Valuations of the stocks and options are $117 and $15 respectively at the end of the period. The total value of the portfolio changes from $100 (= $110 – $10) to $102 (= $117 – $15) and there are no external cash flows for the period.

    R = (102 – 100) / 100 = 2.0%

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