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Cash-or-Nothing Call Option

I am trying to price a cash or nothing call option and I know know that the Cash or Nothing formula for a call option is $C(t,s)=Xe^{-r(T-t)}*N(d)$ If I have payoff X=100 r=0.03 T=2 $\sigma=0.3$ I ...
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Cash or Nothing Call Option using Binomial Method Matlab

I am trying to price a cash-or-nothing call option using the binomial method in Matlab. A cash or nothing call has payoffs $A$ if $S(t)>E$ $A/2$ if $S(t)=E$ $0$ if $S(t)<E$ The code I ...
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Deltas on Barrier options vs Vanilla options

In "Heard on the Street" it states that $$\Delta_{\text{up and out call}} \leq \Delta_{\text{standard call}} \leq \Delta_{\text{down and out call}}$$ Is there an intuitive explanation for why this ...
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Is the vega of a portfolio of a long 0.5 delta and short two 0.25 delta calls positive or negative?

More specifically what I am trying to find out is whether the following relationship is always true or not. Same underlying for the calls, assume the most simplistic assumptions (interest rate = ...
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Graph of European call option value versus future price

Given a standard European call option on a non-dividend-paying stock. Draw the graph of call price at time $t$ versus the future price $F(t,T)$. The future price $F(t,T)$ is observed at time $t$, ...
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Boundaries for Call Spread

I'm reading an interview book called A Practical Guide to Quantitative Finance Interview and I have some doubts regarding part of its solution and highlighted them in bold: Question: What are the ...
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Value of Call Option as Volatility goes to Infinity

Why would the value of a call option go infinity as volatility goes to infinity? I understand how you could solve this question by taking $\sigma \rightarrow \infty$ in the solution to the black ...
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Why is higher the call price, the higher the price of a callable bond?

I am preparing for FRM level 2, but I ran into a question whose answer was confusing to me: In the answer, it says "all other things remaining the same, the higher the call price, the higher the ...
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Binomial Model - completeness in presence of arbitrage

Consider a uniperiodal binomial model where I buy one bond of value $B_0$ and rate $r=0.1$, and $h$ stocks with price $S_0=5$. The value of the portfolio at time $t=0$ is $$ V_0 = B_0 + hS_0, $$ ...
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Risk Reversal quoting convention in FX market

How is RR bid offer quoted in market? For example: If a 25delta call and 25delta put is quoted as 5.5%/5.6% and 5.3%/5.5% respectively. What would be quote of a 25d RR with these call and Put?
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European Call option replication

An asset $S_t$ is evolving according to the Black-Scholes model. We want to replicate a call option on this asset by holding Delta units of the asset at every time. I use a Monte Carlo algorithm to ...
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Calculate the price at time t=0

Assume the risk-free bond Bt and the stock St follow the dynamics of the Black & Scholes model (with interest rate r, stock drift $\mu$ and volatility $\sigma$). Calculate the price at time $t = ...
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Prove the following Call and Put relationship: [duplicate]

I need to prove that $$c(S,X,T)=\frac{X}{F}p(S,\frac{F^2}{X},T)$$ where $$F=Se^{(r-q)(T-t)}$$ I am having trouble proving this relationship. Is this relationship even possible? If so, can someone ...
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Calculating the max. risk free interest rate with two given options

I have an excercise where we have two European Call Options, which have the same underlying, same maturity $t = 3$, same interest. The only difference is their price and their strike. The price of the ...
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Interest rates, effect on call price

Generally, we assume that an interest rate increase makes the call price more expensive. From my understanding it is because the expected return on the stock price increases. However the interest rate ...
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Delta Hedging/ Exchange for Currency Options

I'm looking at 2 cases of hedging EURUSD, using call spread or range forward. Lets say spot is 1.1300 and my buy call is at 1.1300 and sell call is at 1.1500. Hypothetically I'm assuming that this is ...
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How to derive and interpret the duration of a call option?

I read here that CFA students are taught that $$ D_{C} = \frac{\Delta_{C} D_{B} B}{C} $$ Where $D$ is the duration, $\Delta_{C}$ is the first derivative of the options price with regards to the ...
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Zero-rebate barrier option pricing under the Heston model

I'm trying to derive an approximation for the zero-rebate barrier option under the Heston model: $$dS_t=\mu S_tdt+\sqrt{v_t}S_tdW^S_t$$ $$dv_t=\kappa(\bar{v}-v_t)dt+\eta\sqrt{v_t}dW^v_t,\quad d\langle ...
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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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Bachelier model call option pricing formula

Does anybody have the Bachelier model call option pricing formula for $r > 0$? All the references I've read assume $r = 0$. I don't speak French, so I can't read Bachelier's original paper.
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Proof Black Scholes Theta

I saw the following proof of theta in a paper I read, and I thought it looked pretty neat. Unfortunately I don't understand the step that they do. This is what they do: Now, I don't get how they go ...
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Decreasing value of the Put option with increasing Time to maturity [closed]

Can you think of a situation when increasing the time to maturity lowers the value of a put option? If yes, show the example pls.
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Explaining an Option product: SIX Discount Certificates

So I have the option with the important info above. I am trying to generate a portfolio that represents the option. However I am stuck on the first hurdle as I believe it is a call option as the ...
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Use of cash delta vs forward delta and the mirror image rule

There has been no mention in this text of why this formula uses forward delta not cash delta. Why should have this been obvious to the reader? How can a put be delta neutral at 30%, what does this ...
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Higher Vega with ATM options when Spot is higher

Which would have larger vega, an ATM call option at spot 100 or an ATM call option at spot 200. Apparently the answer is the one with ATM at spot 200. I am not sure how you get this answer. Why ...
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Different versions of Put-Call Parity

Why is it stated sometimes that $C - P = F$ and in wikipedia it statest that $C - P = D(F-K)$, where D is the discount factor and K is the strike (of both the call and put?). Is this just affected ...
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Why it is not possible to price American perpetual call option using PDE approach?

Using a standard PDE approach to price an American perpetual put option I obtain that the price of such option has the following form: $$ V(S) = A S + B S^{-2r/\sigma^2}. $$ And then I need to find a ...
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Bachelier model call: computation of delta of a call option

The price of a call with a stock with Bachellier process as its underlying and zero interest rate is giving by: $$C(t)=(S(t)-K)\Phi(\frac{S(t)-K}{\sigma \sqrt{T-t}})+\sigma \sqrt{T-t} \phi(\frac{S(t)-...
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Call option with underlying following a Bachelier process

I am trying to reach a derivation/proof for how to price a call option when its underlying asset follows a Bachelier process with unknown drift term: $$dS_t=...dt+\sigma dW_t$$ but zero interest ...
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Asian Call Option

An Asian call option with the average strike payoff, uses the “averaging” to reduce the effect of volatility. Why is this so?
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Flaw in the following argument with Binary Options and Skew

A Binary option is ATM and expires tomorrow. If the skew of the vanilla options steepens (left side up, right side down) what happens to the price of the Binary Option. I know that using a ...
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option call question

i have a question regarding a call option exercise i cant get my head around The price of a stock is 100, the continuously compounded risk free rate is 5%. The strike price of an european call option ...
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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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Question about the process of monte carlo simulation

I have encountered an interesting question. Is it better to simulate the geometric brownian motion process for call itself or GBM for the underlying. My question is can we actually apply GBM to call? ...
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Call option prices in terms of maturity with negative interest rates

let's assume that interest rates are constant, $r$. When $r\geq 0$, we can see that if $T_1<T_2$ and $C_1$ (resp. $C_2$) is the price of a call option on a non-dividend paying stock with maturity $...
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Call option Delta

I have an exercise where I need to show that the prices of call options $ C(t,K)=E((S_t-K)^+),t \in [0,T]$ with Strike $K$ for fixed $t$: $$\frac{\partial ^+C(t,K)}{\partial K}=-P(S_t>K).$$ We ...
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Black & Scholes with stochastic interest rate [duplicate]

Consider the following model $$\begin{cases} dS_t=r_tS_tdt+\sigma S_tdW_t, \\ dr_t=adt+\eta dW_t\\ \end{cases} $$ where $W$ is a Brownian motion and $\sigma, a ,b, \eta$ are positive constants. I ...
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Log-moneyness definition [closed]

Define the time-0 log-moneyness of a call on stock $S$ with strike $K$ and expiry $T$ to be: $$\log(S(0)\exp(rT)/K)$$ What does it mean for the strikes K to be at-the-log-moneyness?? I guessed this ...
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How to make the arbitrage if intrinsic value is greater than European call value

It always says if the intrinsic value is greater than European call value, there will be a arbitrage opportunity,but how to construct the portfolio $(S_t - K)^+$ or how to make this arbitrage. By the ...
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Black-Scholes European call price taking limits

Given that the Black-Scholes formula for a European Call is given by: $$C(S,t)=Se^{-D(T-t)}N(d_1)-Ke^{-r(T-t)}N(d_2)$$ $S$ is stock price, $K$ is strike price When I take limit as $t\rightarrow T^-$...
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Black-Scholes formula proof, without stochastic integration

I've looked into many books at my academic library, and very often it goes like this: Brownian motion Then, stochastic integration (Itô's formula etc.) Application: Black-Scholes formula for price of ...
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European call options and strikes [closed]

We consider 2 European call options with the same underlying asset, the same maturity date $T$ and with 2 different strikes $K_1$ and $K_2$ such that $K_1\leq K_2$. We denote $C^1_{0}$ and $C^{2}_{0}$ ...
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Put call parity in practice

I understand the Wikipedia article for put-call parity on a theoretical level: if you magically had portfolios consisting of 1) long a call, short a put, and 2) long the stock, short a discounted ...
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How does gamma trading depend on $K$?

If we think realized vol > implied vol, then we might go ahead and delta hedge a call, hoping that profits from gamma outweigh the decay. Question: What should $K$ be on the call? ATM? If so, why? ...
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Fair value for a LEPO (Low Exercise Price Options)

In one of my lecture notes, I stumble across this exercise question: Consider Low Exercise Price Options, LEPOs, (with dividends) in Australia. Using the value at the outset, explain why such ...
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How to price a call option which depends on two Wiener processes?

Could someone explain to me why the regular call pricing formula works, just with $\sigma$ replaced by $\|\sigma\|$ in the case where the underlying asset depends on two Wiener processes? For example,...
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When a stock's price could suddenly drop to zero before expire. does black-scholes misprice the option? Too high or Too low?

Quantitative Question – BLACK SCHOLES Consider a call option on a stock. Assume that Black-Scholes prices the option correctly if all of the assumptions of Black-Scholes hold true. Assume in addition ...
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how to understand the zero vol condition in Heston stochastic vol model

I can't understand one of the boundary conditions in Heston's model: $$c(t,s,0) = (s-e^{-r(T-t)}K)^+$$ Why the current vol is zero can deduce such result. here $c(t,s,v)$ $s$ is current price and $v$ ...
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why is the delta of a short call option negative? [closed]

Why is the delta of a short call option negative? In Black-Scholes-Merton equation the delta of a call option is always a probability function therefore it does not imply such a consequence. How do I ...
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Equivalent form of Black-Scholes Equation (to transform to heat equation)

I am trying to understand the transformation of the Black-Scholes equation to the one-dimensional heat equation from Joshi, M. (2011). The Concepts and practice of mathematical finance. 2nd ed. ...