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if the pay-off is continuous, the standard approach is to use the path-wise method also known as IPA. This essentially means that you differentiate along each path. It is the limit as the bump size goes to zero of finite differencing. The main downside of this method is that the differentiation can be fiddly and slow. The Smoking adjoints paper you mention ...


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LSM is very fiddly. The most important things in my view are 1) don't believe anyone who says that the choice of basis functions doesn't matter. 2) implement an upper bounder, eg Andersen--Broadie (2003) or Joshi-Tang (2014) so you can tell if your prices are good 3) do two passes, one to build the strategy, one to price, if they give very different ...


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Since there is a closed form in the BS case for continuous barrier options, you probably won't find a huge amount of work on this since it's not needed. In the discrete case, I did a paper with Tang: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1441142 Pricing and Deltas of Discretely-Monitored Barrier Options Using Stratified Sampling on the Hitting-Times to the Barrier



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