Eachway put delta describes the change in the fair value of an eachway put due to a change in the underlying price. The delta is the first derivative of the eachway put with respect to a change in underlying price and is depicted as:

where S is the underlying price and P the eachway put value.

### Evaluating the Delta

Delta = R_{1} x Digital Put Delta(K_{1}) + R_{2} x Digital Put Delta(K_{2})

where the first term and second terms are the digital put delta with strikes K_{1} and K_{2} respectively. K_{1} < K_{2} and R_{1} + R_{2} = 1 and R_{1} ≥ R_{2}.

**Eachway Put Delta Over Time**

The delta is displayed against time to expiry in Figures 1a and 1b. The troughs of the deltas of the individual strikes is evident.

A pay out structure of 100:25:0 equates to a delta ratio of 75% and 25% lower strike to upper strike as the 1.0 day profile illustrates.

Subsequently, the deltas of the individual puts are a great deal higher in absolute terms than the eachway put deltas. For example, in Figure 1b at 98.50 the delta has fallen to -0.82. The 98.50 digital put delta with same variables would be -1.09. The difference of -0.27 is the height of the 0.5 day delta at 101.00. In effect one can conclude that the sum of the eachway deltas equal the delta of the outright digital put delta.

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**Eachway Put Delta and Volatility**

Figures 2a and 2b provide the delta over a range of implied volatilities. As implied volatility falls from 18% the profiles only gradually reflect the positions of the individual strike prices. This abruptly changes at 6 where the volatility falls to 2% with the troughs at the strikes become more pronounced.

If one uses delta as a gauge to the aggressive nature of a strategy then the eachway put is clearly a lot more conservative; but then again, that is in comparison to the punchiest strategy available on financial markets.