1. Describe and draw comparisons among the different corporate entity models of commodity exchanges.
2. Assume that the strike price of a short call option is Birr 4000 with an initial premium of Birr 100. The price structure of the transaction is given below.
Price at Expiry
a) Compute the intrinsic value and the profit and loss of the short call option transaction based on the above data. (5 points)
b) Draw the diagram for the short call option based on the data and the computed profit and loss structure of the transaction. (4 points)
3. Discuss the underlying difference between basis and spreads. Explain the position that a trader has to take in a situation of narrowing and weakening of basis and strengthening and widening of spreads in contango and backwardation markets.
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