One Chicago has just introduced a new single stock futures contract on the stock of Brandex, a company that currently pays no dividends. Each contract calls for delivery of 1,000 shares of stock in one year. The T-bill rate is 6% per year.
- If Brandex stock now sells at $120 per share, what should the futures price be?
- If the Brandex stock price drops by 3%, what will be the change in the futures price and the change in the investor’s margin account?
- If the margin on the contract is $12,000, what is the percentage return on the investor’s position?