Suppose you sell short 100 shares of IBM currently selling at $120/share. What is your maximum possible loss?

1.Suppose you sell short 100 shares of IBM currently selling at $120/share. What is your maximum possible loss? What is your maximum loss if you place a stop- buy order at $128/share? 2. Suppose that British Petroleum (BP) is selling at $20 per share. You buy 1,000 shares using $15,000 of your own money and borrow the remaining amount on margin from your brokerage company. The broker’s margin rate is 8%. a) What is the percent increase in the net worth of your brokerage account if the price of BP immediately changes to (i) $22; (ii) $20; (iii) $18? b) Assume a year has passed. If the maintenance margin in 25%, how low can BP’s price fall before you get a margin call from your broker? c) It’s now a year later. Wat is the percent increase in the net worth of your brokerage account if the price of BP changes to (i) $22; (ii) $20; (iii) $18? 3. If you place a stop order to sell 100 shares of stock at $55 when the current price is $62, how much will you receive for each share if the price drops to $50? (a) $50 (b) $55 (c) $54.87 (d) can’t tell from the information given





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