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What is scatter graph method?

The scattergraph (or scatter graph) method is a visual technique used in accounting for separating the fixed and variable elements of a semi-variable expense (also called a mixed cost) in order to estimate and budget for future costs.

How do you solve a scatter graph?


  1. Step 1: Draw scatter graph. Plot the data on scatter graph.
  2. Step 2: Draw regression line. Draw a regression line over the scatter graph by visual inspection and try to minimize the total vertical distance between the line and all the points.
  3. Step 3: Find total fixed cost.
  4. Step 4: Find variable cost per unit.

What is the High-Low method formula?

The formula for developing a cost model using the high-low method is as follows: Once the variable cost per unit is determined: Fixed cost = Highest activity cost – (Variable cost per unit x Highest activity units) or. Fixed cost = Lowest activity cost – (Variable cost per unit x Lowest activity units)

How is cost behavior calculated?

When the two variables become known, we can use them in the cost formula: Y = F + V x X, where F is the fixed cost, V is the variable cost per unit, and X is the production level.

What is per unit fixed cost?

The formula to find the fixed cost per unit is simply the total fixed costs divided by the total number of units produced. As an example, suppose that a company had fixed expenses of $120,000 per year and produced 10,000 widgets. The fixed cost per unit would be $120,000/10,000 or $12/unit.

What is formula of selling price?

Calculate Selling Price Per Unit Divide the total cost by the number of units bought to obtain the cost price. Use the selling price formula to find out the final price i.e.: SP = CP + Profit Margin.

When should I sell my call option?

Wait until the long call expires – in which case the price of the stock at the close on expiration dictates how much profit/loss occurs on the trade. Sell a call before expiration – in which case the price of the option at the time of sale dictates how much profit/loss occurs on the trade.

What is the most you can lose on a call option?

The maximum loss on a covered call strategy is limited to the price paid for the asset, minus the option premium received. The maximum profit on a covered call strategy is limited to the strike price of the short call option, less the purchase price of the underlying stock, plus the premium received.

Can a call option be sold?

The call owner can exercise the option, putting up cash to buy the stock at the strike price. Or the owner can simply sell the option at its fair market value to another buyer. A call owner profits when the premium paid is less than the difference between the stock price and the strike price.

What happens if I don’t sell my call option?

If you don’t sell your options before expiration, there will be an automatic exercise if the option is IN THE MONEY. If the option is OUT OF THE MONEY, the option will be worthless, so you wouldn’t exercise them in any event. In either case, your long option will be exercised automatically in most markets nowadays.

How do I exercise my call option?

Exercising Call Options If you own a call option and the stock price is higher than the strike price, then it makes sense for you to exercise your call. This way you can buy the stock at a lower price and immediately sell it to the market at the higher price or hold onto it for long term.

What happens if I sell my call option before expiration?

The buyer can also sell the options contract to another option buyer at any time before the expiration date, at the prevailing market price of the contract. If the price of the underlying security remains relatively unchanged or declines, then the value of the option will decline as it nears its expiration date.

Can I sell my call option before strike price?

Yes, you are able to sell the put option before it hits the strike price but it won’t necessarily be for profit.

What happens if I sell a call option?

The purchaser of a call option pays a premium to the writer for the right to buy the underlying at an agreed upon price in the event that the price of the asset is above the strike price. In this case, the option seller would get to keep the premium if the price closed below the strike price.