Although I was not the trader, just the executor, I find it quite an interesting trade for my education.
It is 8.50AM [10.50 ET] on July 1st 2009. Paulo asks me for quote in a long put at 850strike for Q expiration. Then he finances part of the long position selling a call quite away of market price: 1010. While this was being executed ESU9 quote was around 928.
buy one 850 put at 11.00 points, which had a delta of 0.97.
sell one 1010 call at 3.5 points, which had delta of .98.
In the way out:
sell one put at 18.00 points. delta of 1.0017 [negative of course]
buy one 1010 call at 1.85 points. delta of
The market was falling 2.89 percent and the position was closed. [very poor jobs report if you get philosophical]
Questions I should answer:
1) How could we calculate the alpha of this trade?
2) What was the risk/reward ratio?
3) What was the stop loss? if any existed.
4) Is this the name of “syntetic short” ok for this position?