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Pricing Knock Out Barrier Options by solving Black Scholes PDE (MATLAB)

This question is based on MATLAB functions. Suppose there is a stock S following the process $dS_t=(r-q)S_tdt+\sigma(S_t,t)dW_t$ r - risk-free rate, q - dividend yield, W - Weiner process The ...
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Pricing an exotic with barrier at discrete times

How would you price the following option on underlying $S$ without dividends? Time to maturity of option $\tau = 12$ months Option has a strike $K > 0$ and constant barrier $B > 0$. $t_0$ is ...
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What is the vega profile of an up-and-out call option? And why is this important in structuring?

I had this question during an interview but I can't seem to find the answer on the internet.
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Black-Scholes equation for barrier options

I would like to write down the PDE for the price of an up-and-in call option under the Black-Scholes model as follows. The payoff of the option at expiry $T$ is $$C_T := \max(S_T-K,0)1_{M_T \geq L}$$ ...
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Barrier option on a basket with arbitrary stochastic process

Suppose I want to price a Down-and-out European call, barrier option. However, the stochastic process is not a gBm or any other Levy process with known structure. Practically, I want a barrier option ...
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Valuation of FX vs. Commodities Barrier Options

With reference to my previous question about the computation of a barrier option delta, @LocalVolatility referenced a nice closed form solution to value barrier options on a stock paying a dividend ...
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Pricing Secured Barrier Call

A European barrier call with barrier $B = 50$, expiration $T = 31$, and strike $K = 33$ costs $12$. The investor is interested in a product that, unlike this barrier call, offers some protection for ...
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Issue in Pricing Barrier Options using MCBarrierEngine in QuantLib Python

Extremely sorry for bugging the community again, but I am struggling with finding proper documentation of QuantLib Python. I am trying to price Barrier Option using MC Simulation. Here is the code: <...
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What is the go-to method for numerical pricing of discrete barriers?

There are tons of methods for pricing discrete barrier options in various models? What is the go-to "classical" method that is most popular? Hopefully not Monte Carlo (significant accuracy would ...
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Down-Out Call and Vanilla call price

We all know from text books and practice that a knock out call is usually cheaper than a vanilla call option. Economically speaking, this comes from the fact that there is a probability bigger than ...
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How to price barrier options with making in model-independent way?

I have to use simple no arbitrage arguments to find the price of a barrier option where initial stock price $S_0 = 100$ and barrier/strike $B = K = 80$. Here we don't assume geometric Brownian motion ...
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Strange Delta for FX Down And Out Call, Strike below Barrier

Based on this text about FX options on pages 139, 141 and 145 I'm trying to compute the delta of a down and out call with the strike below the barrier. Here is a quick and dirty Python code (I assume ...
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How to price barrier options under Black-Scholes?

I am looking for a rigorous proof for the closed form of the price of a barrier option (up-in/up-out) under Black-Scholes model, that is a step by step solution of the solution of the heat equation ...
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Pricing of a compo with barrier

i am given this exercise where i have to price a compo put option with barrier. For hypotesis the option is an Up In Put, with domestic strike $K^d$, written over a generic foreign stock $S^f=r_t^fdt+...
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Pricing barrier options with Monte Carlo Simulations

Hey I try to compute barrier option price by Monte Carlo Simulations. It's my code: ...
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COS method option pricing

is the cos method used to calculate prices of options other than the European call? Or is this method only used for calibration? Is it possible to evaluate the barrier and lookback options? I am ...
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How to calculate Greeks for leveraged Barrier options?

I am wondering how to calculate option Greeks for Down-and-out barrier Call options with leverage. The option characteristics are as follows. The buyer of the option pays a fraction of the spot price <...
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Barrier option with zero-strike

Good morning, everybody, I would like to know whether an up-and-out call option with a zero strike has a special name in the list of exotic options or is still a special case of a barrier option.. ...
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Static hedge for Down-and-out put option

I am trying to compute the static hedge for a down-and-out put option with the barrier above the strike using the put-call symmetry. I am okay with the example in the note with the call option but I ...
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Initial price of digital option with barrier

Given that $S_0 = 1, u = \frac{5}{4}, d = \frac{4}{5}, r = \frac{1}{40}$: The payoff of a digital option with a barrier B > S_0 on the running maximum is: 1 if $max\{S_0, ..., S_n\} \geq B$ 0 if $...
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What exactly does shifting a barrier in a barrier option mean and how does it hedge delta?

How exactly is shifting the barrier to hedge delta implemented in case of barrier options. Is it just changing the barrier, if so, how does it hedge delta or is it making the barrier a range like a ...
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Probability of Brownian motion particle touching barrier given path starts at $X_0$ and ends at a known $X_t$

I have been reading Su and Rieger's paper on barriers and from there have been able to work out the unconditional probability of the process $dXt = μ dt + σ dWt$ touching a down barrier $α$ to be $\...
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Clarification on the payoff of a portfolio consisting of a long Up&In Put and short Up&In Call

I am trying to make sense of this example: I'm not following the second line in red: "If you buy an up-and-in put and sell an up-and-in call, the payoff is the strike price minus the stock price ...

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