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How to calculate Portfolio Value for Payoffs and Put-Call Parity

Can Someone please help me with these questions for a review sheet? I don't understand what my instructor has on the slides and not sure how to solve this.
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Japanese time marking [closed]

I've seen many phrases in japanese, that use the particles: は に and also ones that don't used that particles to mark time, for example: 今日友達の家へ行きます。 土曜日に親父の家に泊まる。 昨日はデパートへ行ったり、遊んだりしました。 I would ...
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What is the meaning of sock puppetry on Stack Exchange?

I have seen the terms socking, sock puppet, sock puppeting, sock puppetry flying around in different questions here, but what do they actually mean? I know what a sock puppet is in the real world is a ...
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Stop converting my answers to comments

This is an aggravating feature, at least to me. For example, I was able to answer this question in one line, providing more than enough information. It was auto-converted to a comment (which does not ...
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Should an answer that builds on another answer to the same question contain the delta or be self-contained? [duplicate]

Suppose a question has a good answer, but I have a correction or further information to add - more than would work nicely in an edit or a comment. How should I add my incremental improvement answer? ...
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What posts should be escalated to staff using [status-review], and how do I escalate them?

For context on how this process came to be, please see our initial commitment to responding to Meta and Mods, our guidelines for the testing period, and the results of the initial test and next steps. ...
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Formatting Sandbox

Note: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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What guidance, if any, will be issued to moderators and users making edits following the recent US Executive Order?

It seems that any Stack Exchange site could fall foul of the recent US "Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship", which could put liability onto Stack Exchange if content is edited by ...
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Dropping a question, and then just logging out and leaving [duplicate]

This is an etiquette and maybe even rules question. I take the questions I ask seriously over at StackExchange. I form my question in an editor, I check for clarity and make edits, I take care to ...
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Editing old questions should bump them?

Look at this: A fellow decided to "curate" some old questions and now the feed is completely polluted with old questions that prob don't make anymore sense, since most of them are about a buggy patch ...
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Dear Stack Overflow, Account Questions Bans Are Inappropriate [duplicate]

I am a novice programmer who does not grasp the fundamentals of some more profound topics, such as the nature of asynchronous operations and containerised deployment through Docker. Yes, I recently ...
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New close/reopen privilege explanation for users who earn it for the first time

Earlier this afternoon we released a new feature aimed at educating folks about the "Cast close and reopen votes" privilege when they earn it. Going forward, when a user visits a question after ...
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Some improvements to blockquotes

Update Sorry for the delay! I’ve been thinking about this feedback in between my other projects, and I’ve landed where I’ve started 😕 I’ve made sure to continue highlighting spoilers in gray. The ...
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Strategical Serial Down Voting that evades detection

Just recently I have seen reputation added back from serial down votes, but I have also seen reputation taken. Is there a way to check if you are being serial down voted by the same group of people? ...
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Why is there more than one Stack Exchange site for one topic? [duplicate]

There is one Stack Exchange site, Unix & Linux, where every question on any Unix-like operating system, including Linux, is welcome. So why a separate site, Ask Ubuntu? Ubuntu is based on Linux ...
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Is Quora stealing questions / answers from Stack Exchange sites?

A while back I posted this question on Server Fault. I now see that it appears on Quora with both the question and answer copied from my question. Why is my question appearing there? Is Quora stealing ...
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What site is good for GitHub questions? [duplicate]

Not Git, but GitHub... single or multiple repositories, GitHub-style documentation, etc.
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Switch theme (dark mode) across all Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

Why isn't there any option to switch my theme across all of Stack Exchange? I am on 6-7 different sites and for those who are on more than that number would definitely find this more convenient. No ...
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Meta escalation/response process update (March-April 2020 test results, next steps)

In the beginning of March, I shared a process by which posts that need staff attention could get escalated, and a plan to test it out between March 16 and April 30, 2020. As promised on that post’s ...
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“You always meet twice”-like badge? [duplicate]

I was wondering if stackoverflow had a badge when the following interactions happen between two users: user A answered a question from user B, user B answered a question from user A. And if such a ...
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What is the intended difference between MathOverflow and Mathematics?

There really doesn't need to be description here, in my opinion. The two sites seem so similar I'm unsure which one is the proper one to use for certain math issues. In what situations would you use ...
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Mathematics and MathOverflow - Are these communities redundant? [duplicate]

I noticed Stack Exchange has two sites with titles that indicate redundancy. I'm just wondering if there is a difference between these two and if it is necessary to have to ask a duplicate question to ...
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Stop misusing the blog sidebar and restrict the announcements tag of the blog to posts which are actually announcements of network-wide significance

Catija has recently explained that which blog posts get displayed in the side bar for each site depends on a blog tag: It's tag-dependent. Blog posts tagged "bulletin" appear in the sidebar ...
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I failed a review audit by clicking Improve [duplicate]

See: https://stackoverflow.com/review/suggested-edits/1581133. I clicked Improve to see what exactly has been changed in the title. And then StackOverflow told me that I failed a review audit. Now, ...
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Automatic titles for SO links in comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Replace links with the current question title in comments When I paste a link to an SO question into a comment, the resulting link title doesn't automatically change to the ...
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Why is the auto-replace for on-site question-links with the respective question-title only enabled in posts but not in comments? [duplicate]

When you paste an url in a question or answer (i.e. a post), its link text is automatically replaced with the title of linked-to question, like so: Replace trilogy raw links with the current question ...
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Make it clearer that a question is self answered

I have noticed that when people are asking a question just to self answer it right away, they - for very obvious reasons - does not put to much effort into the actual question. Why would they? They ...
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What can I do to minimize my chances of getting banned? [duplicate]

One thing that I have been doing that may hurt me is that when an answer gets down votes I delete the answer and rewrite it. I don't just rewrite it because I have found that the down votes ...
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Bug when shortening Jon Skeet's >1m rep in posts [duplicate]

Jon Skeet's rep is showing up as 1185k instead of 1.2m in posts, and this massive (!) number is being squeezed into a tiny space. And at a glance, it's not obvious that he actually has over 1 million ...
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Feedback post: Moderator review and reinstatement processes

The Moderator review and reinstatement processes posted 21 October 2019 have been discussed with the moderators and the two posts below reflect the agreed process for removing or reinstating ...
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iOS Mobile App - Push notifications down from 5/25 - 6/4

Push notifications will be down on the iOS SE mobile app from 5/25 - 6/4. Our iOS certificate for the SE mobile app is set to expire on May 25th and the team is working through some account recovery ...
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Ask for confirmation when down voting a question or an answer

When question or an answer is down voted can we have a confirmation popup asking user if they are certain? The same would apply if it was a star rating system when giving a 1 star out of 5. The ...
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Clarification Needed For Editing Guideline [duplicate]

Notice: This post is not duplicate at all because the OP does not want to know the difference between substantial and minor edits; The OP wants to know why the Editing Guideline is not sharply and ...
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Feedback for The Loop - May 2020

May’s “The Loop” blog post was just posted, you can read it here. A popular response last month to our post about how we receive, prioritize and implement feedback was a question around how this ...
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Removing a comment under a migrated question [duplicate]

I just commented a SO question asking the OP to rewrite his question in english (I didn't think of ru.SO at all, my bad). Anyway, the question got migrated to ru.SO, making my comment totally ...
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Is there any etiquette for moderators when closing a question? [closed]

If a moderator force-closes a question, is there any etiquette that they should say something rather than just jump in and close it? I had an unusual case where a moderator commented (more than once) ...
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When will the Stack Overflow Survey 2020 results be announced? [duplicate]

When will the results be announced? It has been more than three months since the survey was published.
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What kind and in which circumstances can or should content be cited in a reply on Stack Exchange?

In particular, I would like to understand what the policy is regarding scientific papers (i.e., peer reviewed contents) and a non peer reviewed non-fiction book. In my experience, up to now on Stack ...
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keywords search on SEDE might need improvement

I wrote a query to list all posts for a given user by user id. SELECT id, PostTypeId, posts.Title, Body, CreationDate FROM posts WHERE posts.OwnerUserId = 9872 which could be found by search the ...
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How can I suggest to change “X is a duplicate of Y” to “Y is a duplicate of X”?

Example situation: How do I full-screen my CMD? is marked as a duplicate of Fullscreen Vista's Command Prompt, or Replacement. But: the first is more general (Windows): higher-voted more marked ...
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What criteria will the following note be added? [duplicate]

When I browse the page of the list of the questions I have asked, there is a note on the side saying Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? My questions ...
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Is there a Demonstrable Correlation between Question/Answer Length and Reputation?

Is the length of a question or answer positively correlated to a user's reputation? The fineprint: We'd like to explore questions and answers separately as they are qualitatively different things. We ...
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Quality of search results in general

I didn't really know how to break this down or ask it in a way that would be focused and concretely provable and answerable. It may very well be "in my head", but I am reasonably confident it is not, ...
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How did 'Stack exchange' get it's name? [duplicate]

Stack exchange is a network of QnA websites and I don't see how they could have named it "Stack Exchange" . I mean, it definitely makes sense from a computer background, now that we're analysing in ...
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The Q1 2020 Community Roadmap is on the Blog

I just posted to our blog about our First Quarter Community Roadmap for 2020. Here's a preview of what the roadmap looks for this quarter: Please see the post for details on the different themes of ...
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I hope we'll be keeping the existing “Tools”

I'm talking about the old tools links; I hope they will be staying. I find numerous posts this way that have slipped through the 'Review' system due to people simply gaming it. For example, I just ...
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Corona StackExchange [duplicate]

Now that the world is locked up there are questions all over the Internet, but i could not find one single spot for answer threads. This is not only medical but also questions on how to organize ...
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Proper SE site to ask about the “Flying Spaghetti Monster”

What is the proper SE site to ask the following question? I was reading the Flying Spaghetti Monster and this question came in my mind: Maybe in the middle east this kind of action happen ...
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Experimented with an alternate account to see the new user experience through veteran habits, eyes

On November 2013 I created this "secret" persona in which I went all out: New email address New JSFiddle account New GitHub account Permission from the Stack Exchange team to run my experiment ... ...
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Can good answers definitely lift a question ban? [duplicate]

Can good answers definitely lift a question ban? An elected moderator of the site in question says that no number of good answers will ever lift a question ban. He also says that the only reliable ...

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