OTM puts vs OTM call

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Old Mar 10, 2008, 8:34pm   #1
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OTM puts vs OTM call

With regard to skew I have a question:

Lets take the example:
Suppose that the future stock price is exactly 100.
And that you only have a 90 and 110 strike on that stock.

Which option value would be bigger: the 90 put or the 110 call?
And which option would have a bigger delta?

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Old Mar 11, 2008, 9:02am   #2
 
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My name is Alexander (age 38) and I am Dutch.
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Er . . . and you don't know this stuff?
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 9:17am   #3
 
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lol!

Anyway common sense would suggest the call has more value and more delta so long as risk free interest rate is positive, but then again I dunno anything about options so I'm just reasoning from first principals.
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 9:51am   #4
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OTM call and puts

AJJ started this thread A Dashing Blade,

Er . . . and you don't know this stuff? Ha, That's funny.

To clearify.
The reason why I put this question online is because there is not one correct answer!
What I want to hear from interested persons is what there view is on this.

Normally the stock moves accoording to a lognormal path.
But If you ad skew, than you will deviate from this path and could end with a normal distribution.
Thus Put and call both the same prices and same delta's.

What are your ideas on this?

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To clearify.
The reason why I put this question online is because there is not one correct answer!
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What are your ideas on this?
1) I'm not sure that any model gives the same iv for similarly otm puts and calls on dividend paying stocks even if a normal distribution is required.
2) I personally think it extremely unwise to assume normal distribution in financial market space
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Old May 8, 2008, 8:51pm   #6
 
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If this is a typical single stock options, then most probably the put will have the higher cost since both have 0 intrinsic and the volatility will be higher on the put, causing the time value in the put to be higher. The delta is the same.
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