The using of Financial Options to in reducing the risk: Analysis study in the Dubai Stock Exchange
2020, Volume 39, Issue 127, Pages 70-102
AbstractThe research focused on testing the role of financial options to in reducing the risks faced by investors in the financial markets as a result of the numerous financial problems and crises that ravaged them in recent years. As one of the most important tools that investors use to reduce the risks to which they are exposed, the research has examined in its theoretical part the concept of financial options, the types of options contracts, and their elements and the motives for using financial options to cover risks and pricing strategies for financial options. The Black Shoals model was used in the practical aspect to test the hypothesis of the direct relationship between the use of financial options and risk reduction. The model has been applied in the banking sector in the Dubai Stock Exchange and for the year 2019. For a sample consisting of eleven banks, the research results indicated the power of the Black Shoals model in pricing financial options and reducing losses incurred by investors if that their expectations are not correct, and therefore the research recommends hedging shares against Changes in stock prices by purchasing financial options and using the Black and Scholes model in pricing financial options.
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