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Coinsurance

• Is a hedging or risk management term. It refers to the amount of loss that the investor is positioned to take. When a firm is 85 percent hedged, then it is said that the firm is coinsuring the remainder or 15 percent. When an individual holds 100 shares of stock priced at $80/share and is also long a put with a $75 strike price, the individual is said to be coinsuring for $500 or the difference between the market price and the exercise price.

 
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Put
Risk management
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 Coinsurance effect

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