DER 03 Arbitrage relations

Certain derivatives pricing relations depend on a single price relation—the cost of carry model. The cost of carry model says nothing more than two perfect substitutes must have the same price.

DER 03.1 Arbitrage relations: Forward/futures/swaps

Valuation of forwards, futures, and swaps depends on a single price relation—the cost of carry model. The cost of carry model says nothing more than two perfect substitutes must have the same price.

DER 03.2 Arbitrage relations: Options

The cost of carry also applies to certain pricing relations for calls and puts on assets, forwards, futures, and swaps. The relations exist solely due to the absence of costless arbitrage opportunities, and the most important is put-call parity.