Subsequent to the launch of a number of put warrants by AmInvestment Bank and OSK Investment Bank Bhd recently, much was said about structured warrants. This article will attempt to provide more insight into the product itself and its potential in Malaysia.
What is a call and a put?
Calls give you the right to buy a share for a determined price (called the strike price) at a determined date. For example, a call warrant may give you the right to buy one share in ABC for RM1 on June 18, 2010 (that RMI figure is the strike price).
The Big Mac index is published by The Economist in September 1986 as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. It provides a view of the extent to which market exchange rates deviate from their true values.
The Big Mac was chosen because it is available to a common specification in many countries around the world, with local McDonald’s franchisees having significant responsibility for negotiating input prices. Currently McDonald’s Big Mac is sold in about 120 countries. The Big Mac index enables a comparison between many countries’ currencies.