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## Commodity basket options - Understanding commodity correlations

Commodity solutions are often structured using correlation-dependent options. Let's say a car producer wishes to hedge their copper and aluminium costs using a single option.

They enter into a 3-month equally weighted basket option. With the 3 month prices of CU and AL being \$9,000 and \$2,500 respectively, the strike price of an ATM basket call option would be \$5,750 ((\$9,000 + \$2,500) / 2).

## An A to Z of finance

Following a series of posts on LinkedIn, we have been able to compile a document that comprises of a series of short pieces on various financial topics.   They have been organised alphabetically and can be downloaded here for Read More

## Understanding inflation breakevens

Inflation breakevens Introduction The Fisher equation is a way of decomposing a nominal yield into three components: Real yields Inflation expectations Inflation risk premium It is expressed as: (1 + nominal rate) = (1 + real rate) (1+ inflation expectations) (1+ inflation risk premium) It is common for practitioners to combine the last two elements into one component and refer to it as the Read More

## Floating Rate Notes - The Full Monty

Understanding Arsenal’s Floating Rate Note Gerald: All I want to do is get you in a straight bloody line! What do I have to do? Horse: Well it’s the Arsenal offside trap isn’t it? Gerald: You what? Horse: The Arsenal offside trap!  Lomper here is Tony Adams, right? Any bugger looks like scoring we all step forward in a line and waive our arms around like a fairy! The ‘Full Monty” Read More

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