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In the Black-Scholes Model or Heston Model, the American option satisfies the same PDE, but with different boundaries.For an American call option $C_A(S,\tau )$, we can therefore write \begin{align} \frac{\partial {{C}_{A}}}{\partial \tau }=+\frac{1}{2}{{\sigma }^{2}}{{S}^{2}}\frac{{{\partial }^{2}}{{C}_{A}}}{\partial {{S}^{2}}}+(r-q)S\frac{\partial ...


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There is no closed formula for American put option. However, there is an analytic solution for perpetual American put option. The only difference is that the maturity of the perpetual American option is infinite. Why that makes such a difference? That's because we can determine the optimal stopping time (and therefore optimal exercise price) if we don't ...


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it all comes down to how you define analytic. If you push the definition far enough there are some. An exact and explicit solution for the valuation of American put options DOI:10.1080/14697680600699811 Song-Ping Zhu pages 229-242 However, it's an infinite sum of recursively defined double integrals.


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Yes, there is none. Quoting Higham (2004): "The mathematical problem defined by (...) is much more difficult than the BlackÔÇôScholes PDE that arose without the early exercise facility. In general, there is no closed form expression for $P^{Am}(S, t$) and we must use numerical methods to obtain approximate values." Where (...) refers to the American Option ...



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