1. "Derivative Markets"
- Analyze the complexities of the derivative markets and how the reporting of derivatives may be deceiving to investors.
- Make a suggestion for improving the methods for valuing derivatives so that the reporting becomes more transparent for investors.
2. "Portfolio Risk"
- Discuss the difficulties that having options in a security portfolio create for the measurement of portfolio risk. Suggest how the standard deviation statistic should be modified to account for this concern.
- Analyze the circumstances where the addition of an option increases the risk of an exciting portfolio and under what circumstances it will decrease portfolio risk. Provide a specific ex of each.