An Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) is a security that represents a portfolio of individual stocks. Consider an ETF for which each share represents a portfolio of two shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), one share of Sears (SHLD), and three shares of General Electric (GE). Suppose the current stock prices of each individual stock are as shown here:
Stock .. Current Market Price
HPQ ........ $28
SHLD ...... $40
GE ........ $14
a. What is the price per share of the ETF in a normal market?
b. If the ETF currently trades for $120, what arbitrage opportunity is available? What trades would you make?
c. If the ETF currently trades for $150, what arbitrage opportunity is available? What trades would you make?