Risk Reversal


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Risk Reversal

1. The sale of a call and the purchase of a put with the exact same terms. One conducts a role reversal when the price for the underlying asset is falling and one wishes to hedge one's risk. A risk reversal reduces profit potential and eliminates it if the underlying asset rises back above the strike price.

2. In currency options, the difference between the delta of a call and the delta of a put. Because delta is a measure of volatility, risk reversal helps one determine the potential return of investing in one as opposed to the other.
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With macro data improving globally basic materials enjoyed a month of good performance; large defensive sectors - mobile telecoms, tobacco and beverages - were amongst the negative contributors to overall market performance due to the risk reversal in markets.
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t],T on a contract with the same maturity, or can be combinations of two out-of-the-money options in the form of a risk reversal or a strangle.
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