Covered option strategies in Nordic electricity markets

Jukka Sihvonen, Antti Klemola

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Abstract

We test the performance of popular option strategies in the Nordic power derivative market using twelve years of data. We find that protective put strategies outperform long forward and covered call strategies on a risk-adjusted basis, because the payoff function of the protective put seems a good fit to the market dynamics in both good and bad times. Detailed analysis reveals differences across moneyness levels and holding periods that can be further exploited. Different Delta levels of the analyzed strategies allow for flexible hedging solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
JournalJournal of Energy Markets
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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