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Black-Scholes is a mathematical model used for pricing options.

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Black-Scholes delta of a barrier (knock-out or knock-in) option

I'm trying to calculate the Black-Scholes delta of a barrier option given the following information: Whether it is knock-out or knock-in Barrier price Strike price, $X$ Current stock price, $S$ ...
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Option pricing with definite integral

I would like to consider a slight generalisation of this question, which I recall here: At date of maturity $T_2$ the holder of a financial contract will obtain the amount: $$ \frac{1}{T_2−T_1}\...
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Classic dynamic delta-gamma hedging in Python

I am trying to run a delta-gamma hedge for a Black-Scholes model in Python.The Euler disceretizatioin of the paths is the simplest possible. I wrote the code below but the PnL looks undesirable and ...
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B-S derivative with another boundary condition

I want to use the derivation of BS for another type of derivative, not an option. Known the derivation of the Black-Scholes differential equation, is it possible to use in the same equation when my ...
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What is the reason that an American option has a lower volatility than an European counterpart?

I was researching some plain vanilla option American/Option data and I found some European option which are more expensive than there American counterpart (all other factors are equal, except for the ...
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What is the cause of a “broken” volatility surface?

I am currently working on a project for which I need the implied volatility surfaces, to estimate the value of plain-vanilla European options with different strikes (cannot be observed directly in the ...
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Is there a method to interpolate the volatility smile?

I have a small question of interest. During my classes at the university I have learned about the Nelson-Siegel method to fit interest rate curves. With this method you are able to determine interest ...
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Correlation between Two Factor Gaussian Shortrate Model and Black Scholes Model

I want to implement a two factor Gaussian Shortrate Model \begin{align} r(t) & = x(t) + y(t) + \phi(t), \\ dx(t) & = -ax(t)dt + \sigma dB_1 (t), \\ dy(t) & = -by(t)dt + \eta dB_2(t), \end{...
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Numerical Solution to 3 Dimensional Backward BS PDE

I have a three dimensional backward BS PDE. $$ \frac{\partial V}{\partial t} + a(t) S \frac{\partial V}{\partial S} + \frac{1}{2} \sigma(t, S)^2 \frac{\partial^2 V}{\partial S^2} + b(t, M) \frac{\...
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Pricing a transfer option for oil

Need some input in how to attack this problem. Given are 8 timeseries: UK Oil price, Delivery Quarter 1 2020 UK Oil price, Delivery Quarter 2 2020 UK Oil price, Delivery Quarter 3 2020 UK Oil price, ...
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Implied volatility as break-even delta hedge volatility

There have been some posts on this topic, but not what I am looking for, so a new post on an old topic.. I think some/most of us here are familiar with the following formula expressing implied ...
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Pricing a power barrier option

I wish to price an option with payoff $S_T^2{1_{\left\{ {\mathop {\max }\limits_{0 \le t \le T} {S_t} \ge B} \right\}}}$ in the usual Black Scholes setup with zero interest rate. Now the pricing isn't ...
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Poisson parameter in Merton's Jump-Diffusion Model to price call option

I've been taught the following European call valuation formula under jump-diffusion model: \begin{equation} price = E[e^{-rT}max(S_T-K,0)] =\sum_{j = 0}^\infty e^{-rT}P_j(\lambda)E[max(S_T-K,0)|J=j] \...
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Can implied volatility be 0?

I am calculating IV for intraday options and sometimes I am getting the value as "0"? Is that possible? For example: Strike = 26700 PE Fut = 26962.55 Spot = 26902.55, TimeToExpiry = 797340sec. Price ...
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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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How to solve for K when setting the differential of a vega option with respect to K equal to 0?

The question is as follows: Let $v = S_0 \phi(d_1)\sqrt{T}$. Solve the following equation for $K$. $$ \frac{\partial v}{\partial K} = 0 $$ By finding $\frac{\partial v}{\partial d_1}$ and $\frac{\...
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Black Scholes Replicating Portfolio Riskfree Asset

Im having a question about this standard derivation of the Black-Scholes formula: http://www.soarcorp.com/research/BS_hedging_portfolio.pdf The paper states $$C=\Delta S+B$$ and finally $\Delta = ...
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Relationship between asset volatility and debt and equity value

So how I understand it, higher asset volatility implies a higher call option price. The Merton Model holds that the value of equity is a call option. This therefore implies that the equity value must ...
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How accurate are Black-Scholes estimates of Vega, Volga, Vanna

Wikipedia provides analytical formulas for calculating Greeks. I can get Delta, Gamma, Theta all from Bloomberg. I need Vega, Volga, Vanna for my research. Should I use these analytical formulas for ...
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Cash-or-nothing and Asset-or-nothing price derivation

I was wondering how to derive the price of a cash-or-nothing and asset-or-nothing option by trying to work out the expectation under the risk-neutral measure, while assuming that the underlying ...
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Remaining variance and historical variance in Black-Scholes with term structure

When pricing an European vanilla option in a Black-Scholes world with deterministic volatility term structure, what matters is the remaining variance between today $t$ and maturity $T$, i.e. the ...
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Oscillating errors in finite difference Black Scholes

I am writing an implementation of the explicit finite difference method to price a standard european call option, and comparing the results to the corresponding analytical value to gauge the error ...
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basic difference between interest rate models

I am reading up on interest rate models, but currently confused about difference in the two types of models: no arb models like ho-lee, vasicek etc. others like nelson siegel, pca models etc. While ...
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Longstaff Schwartz Algrorithm in R

I recently discovered the LSMonteCarlo library in R which basically determines the price of American options via Longstaff Schwartz method. I tried the ...
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Trying to understand Strike Adjusted Spread, can someone explain using a simple example?

I should start by saying that I am not a quant, I am someone interested in options but I perhaps lack the mathematics background to always follow along. I recently stumbled upon a terrific article ...
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Probability distributions as solutions to differential equations

As far as what I can tell, the popularity of the Black-Scholes-Merton model partly stems from the fact that it formulates the value of a derivative in a differential form in which the solution has a ...
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Black-76 Model for Swaption Price and Greeks

I'm in the early stages of developing a swaption pricing model. Suppose $t_1$ is the tenor of the swap rate in years, $F$ is the forward rate of the underlying swap, $X$ is the strke rate of the ...
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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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Volswap: fair strike and number of fixings

Let’s assume 1y vol is at 10.0% and there is no skew and the term structure is flat. Let’s assume there are 252 fixings and the annualisation factor is 252. 1) In a BS world, is it correct to say ...
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Evaluating contract $D$ where the stock follows the Black Scholes assumption

Ch.7 Mark Joshi Problem 14 A contract, $D$, pays $30\%$ of the increase (if any) of a stock's value in a year. If $S_t$ follows Black-Scholes assumptions, give a formula in terms of the Black-...
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Constant volatility and risk-free rate assumptions of Black Scholes

I'm studying the risk-neutral derivation of Black-Scholes formula and feel confused about the requirement for the volatility of the underlying asset and the risk-free rate to be constant. It seems ...
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Original Black-Scholes paper assumptions — “variance rate”

In the 5th page of Black and Scholes' original paper on option pricing formulas, they write the following assumption: b) The stock price follows a random walk in continuous time with a variance ...
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Dividend yield for an index

Let's say we want to price an option and so need a dividend yield to plug into Black-Scholes. We can compute an implied dividend yield for a stock using: $$F=S_0 e^{(r-d)T}$$ and by isolating for $...
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How to derive the Greek theta from Black-Scholes solution formula?

Which are the steps to compute the theta greek from the BS solution: $$c(t, x) = xN(d_+(T-t,x)) - K e ^{-r(T-t)}N(d_-(T-t,x))$$ with: $$ d_\pm (T-t, x) = \dfrac{1}{\sigma \sqrt{T-t}} \left[ \ln \...
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optimizing the expected utility

The market consist of one single stock and call options with different strike price based on the given stock.Suppose the market believes the stock follows the following GBM:$$dS_t=\mu S_tdt+\sigma ...
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Is the replication porfolio for a European Call, self financing for changes in time?

I was reading slide 29 here: http://people.hss.caltech.edu/~jlr/courses/BEM103/Readings/JWCh11.pdf (mirror) Sub-heading: "An interpretation of the Black-Scholes formula" It is saying that the below ...
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Exercise Probabilities Vanilla Cap/Foor

When looking at the discounted pay-off formulas of a vanilla caplet and a vanilla floorlet $\frac{\Delta\tau}{1+r_k\Delta\tau}\max(r_k-r_{cap},0)$ $\frac{\Delta\tau}{1+r_k\Delta\tau}\max(r_{floor}-...
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Rigorous definition of the two values of a European call

Assume a BS model. For a European call option with strike $K$ and expiry $T$, its intrinsical value at time $t$ is defined to be $(S_t-K)_+$ i.e. the payoff we could get if we immediately exercised ...
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Expected profit from straddle and its standard deviation

I was reading "Paul Wilmott introduces quantitative finance". In chapter 10 page 227 he states that: If you buy an at-the-money straddle close to expiry the profit you expect to make from this ...
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Greeks(theta) of a Down-and-Out barrier option

I am trying to figure out the theta for a down-and-out barrier put option. After some research of my own, I found out that a down-and-out put can be expressed as $$ P_V(S_0, S_0)-P_V(S_0, H)-(S_0 - H)...
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How to find the ideal options trade given certain return distribution?

Suppose I have a probability distribution for the return of a given stock from now until some expiration date. Is there any algorithm/process/software that will take that probability distribution and ...
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using VIX to approximate BS IV for short term S&P ATM calls

what kind of adjustments are needed to VIX series so that it could be used to approximate BS IV in calculating near-term (EDIT: weeklys) SPY at-the-money call premiums/deltas? thanks a lot.
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Exercise: interpretation of terms in black-scholes

I have following exercise: This is what I did: \begin{align} C(K)&= e^{-r\tau} \mathbb{E}^\mathbb{Q}[((S_T - K)^+] \\ &= e^{-r\tau}\mathbb{E}^\mathbb{Q}[((S_T - K)\mathbb{1}_{S_T>K}] \\ &...
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Can someone try this Boundary Condition for the Black-Scholes PDE out for me?

I have a bit of a favor to ask and if anyone could help me out with this I'd really appreciate it. At the moment I'm trying to use the triangle wave formula as the payoff for the Black-Scholes PDE i.e....
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Pricing with-profit/smoothed bonus annuity using Black-Scholes

Would this be possible? Subsequently, would the pricing of such an annuity be somewhat similar to pricing a lookback option?
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School project about Black Scholes with stochastic volatility

In a university project I am looking at Black Scholes model with a stochastic volatility. I’m still not quite sure about my focus (I am in the beginning 'Idea phase'). I want to explain the theory ...
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Black-Scholes formula with deterministic interest rate and dividend yield

Does any one have the Black-Scholes formula for a European call with time-dependent but deterministic interest rate and dividend yield ?
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B-S Put Option Formula: Derivation using expected value under Q

I have been working on an old problem in one of my finance classes and, since no solution has been provided and I won't be able to contact my teacher anytime soon, I was hoping I could ask you guys to ...
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Any Simple Way to Prove Black Scholes Type Identies?

A certain complicated option pricing formula results in products of Black Scholes $N$ components like this: $-p_1N(d_1)N(d_6)+p_sN(d_2)N(d_5)>?0$ where $p_s>p_1$ Trying to find a simple way ...
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BS Implied Volatility under Normal returns

If I use theoretical prices under a normal valuation model, and I estimate their implied volatility using BLACK SCHOLES implied volatility, do I'll get corresponding log normal volatility?