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What is the Brownian motion in the model for the return of a stock price trying to capture?

I have read that in the derivation of the Black-Scholes PDE, we assume that the return of a stock $S$ is given by $$\frac{dS}{S}=\mu dt+\sigma dB$$ where $\mu$ is the average growth of $S$, $\sigma$ ...
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Iron condor with positive vega

I am backtesting this Iron Condor before earnings. In the position summary Vega (Mid Quote) is -3.04\$ but in the chart below (IV vs Profit $) it's clearly shown that a decrease in volatility will ...
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Pricing a call option with pay-off function max{$S_T - S_{T/2}, 0$}

Pricing a call option with payoff function $C=\max\{S_T - S_{T/2}, 0\}$, where $S_T$ is geometric brownian motion. I appreciate any help! Please close this question if this is a duplicated question. ...
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Basic Replication of European Call Option

I am looking at the very basics of replicating an option with a portfolio of risky and risk free assets. As such we can define a portfolio of $x$ no. of shares, $y$ bonds & $z$ options at time $(T)...
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Why futures pricing not calculated like options?

I have read about futures and options ( from online resources ). I only have the basic understanding,not math heavy ( for eg. for Black Scholes I know only the intuitive idea from the khan academy ...
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Why do we need to calibrate vega?

I was going through some paid video on options. The tutor in the video asked the following question: Person $A$ has the following portfolio at the start of April Portfolio of options with vega $20,...
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Option Strategy: Python Implementation Advice

I've been tasked to create and backtest an option strategy. The strategy, in vague terms, is to essentially write call options on securities in a universe, i.e., selling insurance. I have an idea of ...
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From Butterfly Price to Probability of $S_T$ Falling within a Range

If a butterfly in the limit represents a probability (by the Breeden-Litzenberger result), what can be said about the relative likelihood of a random variable $S_0$ from the price of a vanilla-option ...
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Perpetual Put vs European Put

I am looking at a perpetual put option where the strike price is initially the stock price $K(0)=S(0)$ (i.e. at the money), but the strike price grows at the constant risk-free rate $r$ [i.e. $K(t)=S(...
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how to derive vol curve for cross rate

For example I can get vol curves for two assets, say XAU/USD and XAG/USD for time T, I can calculate their asset correlation, obtain probability dension functions. Is there a proper way to synthesize ...
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Best Way of Interpreting Black-Scholes Formula [duplicate]

I'm curious to know the best interpretation of the Black-Scholes formula for a European equity call option: $$C(S,t)=S_tN(d_1)-Ke^{-r(T-t)}N(d_2),$$ where $d_1=\frac{1}{\sigma\sqrt{T-t}}\big[\ln(\...
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Forward spot calculation for a dividend paying no-short sell ETF

I am trying to fit an implied volatility curve for options on the SSE 50 etf that has no borrow (no short selling allowed) and pays a single annual dividend. I originally thought I could use the ...
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Upper bound option price in volatility dimension

All, I have a theoretical question about the value of an option when spot price goes to infinity as a function of volatility going to infinity. I know that for a call option: The option value ...
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Use of second similar European Option as control variate to simulate a European option

I understand the idea and math behind the concept of control variate for the sake of variance reduction, but I struggle to apply it to option pricing. I need to simulate an European option of a stock ...
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Option pricing and mean reversion

In different books one can find a formula for option pricing when we assume that $\ln(S)$ follows a mean reversion process $$ dS_t/S_t=\kappa(\theta-\ln(S_t))dt+\sigma dZ$$ If we calculate an ...
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Calculating implied volatility from moneyness/volatility values for date

For an option expiring at a particular date I have Moneyness 0.4,0.7,0.85,0.95,1,1.05,1.15,1.3,2.5 Vol 0.105,0.075,0.045,0.045,0.202,0.045,0.045,0.075,0.085 ...
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calculating implied volatility of Asian Option

I am new to the site. I saw another similar question but I can't comment on it because of low rep. I wanted to know how the volatility of an Asian is calculated. I was thinking that a weighted ...
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Can the vega of ITM call-options be negative when the distribution of the underlyings returns is negatively skewed?

While calculating european call option prices, using the variance-gamma model formula provided by Madan, Carr & Chang (1998), I noticed that, holding all other things constant, the value of an ITM ...
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Dividend yield on ASX 200 (XJO) index options

I'm trying to understand how to calculate the price and Greeks of XJO options. XJO options are European, the underlying is an index and they don't pay a dividend. However the underlying drops when ...
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Pricing and hedging OTC vanilla options

Most OTC option textbooks are about exotic options. I'm curious how sell-side price and hedge OTC vanilla options e.g. European option. What models do they use? How to forecast volatility (using GARCH?...
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Explicit finite difference solution of the diffusion equation

Does anyone know where I could find a numerical example of how the explicit/implicit finite difference methods can be used to evaluate the value of an option for both European and American styles. I ...
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Arbitrage Strategy Long American Call and Short European Call

We know for the fact that the holder of an American call option has all the same rights as the holder of a European call option and more. This also results in American call option always worth at ...
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How to handle bid-offer spread causing negative estimations of risk-neutral densities from option prices?

I have attempted to estimate the risk-neutral probability density, from CBOE options prices on S&P500 from 2010 to 2016, using the following approximation from Hull (2018). For call options on a ...
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Difference between binomial and CRR model

What is the difference between a binomial and CRR model. I know what a binomial model is, but in CRR also there are subintervals where prices change like a one period binomial. I think I haven't ...
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Pricing and hedging of vanilla options based on non-tradable underlying

Consider a non-tradable stock index $S$ which satisfies: $dS_t=\mu S_tdt+\sigma S_tdW_t$ and a risk-free asset $B$. I want to price an European Call option with the payoff $C_T=max(S_T-K,0)$. The ...
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European option Vega with respect to expiry and implied volatility

I was told that the Vega of an European option always increases when its time to expiry increases (all else equal). I found this confusing and potentially wrong, but there doesn't seem to be relevant ...
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Am Call = Euro Call if r is non-negative and Am Put = Euro Put if r is negative

It can be proven that under non-negative interest rates, it is never optimal to exercise an American call option, such that: We know, if R >= 0, the current price C of a Europen (and American) call ...
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Valuation of Bermudan option as maximum of relevant European options

Assume I need to price a Bermudan option which can be exercised at following dates: $t_1$, $t_2$, ..., $t_n$. I think that the price of such an option will be maximum of the prices of European options ...
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Pricing Secured Barrier Call 2

EDIT: OK, I understand the reasoning for the initial answer now; however, I don't understand why we would need the digital call with a strike of 33 in this question. Is it just there to serve as a red ...
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Second order convergence for the Leisen-Reimer tree

I have a question about this paper "Achieving higher order convergence for the prices of European options in binomial trees" by Mark Joshi, (Link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=...
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Quoting options with reference price and delta

I always thought equity options where quoted with implied volatility, the price being given by the Black-Scholes price of the option with volatility equal to the implied volatlity. But apparently ...
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Spectral Analysis for European Put Options

I am trying to implement the spectral analysis on European Put Options. My code is designed to change the number of nodes(basis functions) accordingly, but the boundary condition and thus the range of ...
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Option style with grant date

The following option exercise style is somewhere between American and European: There is a fixed grant date $N_1$ at which you determine at which date $N_2>N_1$ the option will be exercised. So ...
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How to show arbitrage when a European option price is greater than the no-arbitrage price?

My example is: Current price = 20, If it goes up it'll be worth 22, if it goes down it will be worth 18 risk free rate: 12%, time = 3 months Strike = 21 call option is worth 0.633 I know that if the ...
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ITM call delta when T increases

for an expiring European in-the-money (ITM) call (delta = 0.9), if $T$ increases from 1 to 30, what should delta be now? Let's say $K = 100$, $S_0 = 105$, $\sigma = 10%$. Intuitively I think the ...
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A simple question: Cost of delta hedging when a call option is sold

Consider a vanilla European call option C, with underlying asset S, strike price K and time to maturity T. Assume that S follows a geometric Brownian motion with mean growth rate of μ and volatility σ....
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Why does option pricing not depend on probabilities in a binomial tree style valuation

I am new into learning option pricing and read that option pricing using binomial valuation does not depend on probabilities (real or risk neutral). Example: A 1 period binomial tree with $u = 1/d = ...
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Binomial Option Pricing - Hedging

I'm working on a project which is requiring me to test Binomial option pricing on real data. So far I have just been working with test data and my option pricing method works fine. The issue I'm ...
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How to use daily and hourly prices in same option model?

An option can be exercised hourly but depends on two prices - one is available daily and hourly, the other one only daily. How can I write an option model that uses a quadrinomial lattice with both ...
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Is there any useful links for option pricing (american + asian + european) using R

I'm trying to evaluate option pricing mainly american, asian and european options in order to get a plot to measure option valuation in time. Is there any useful references to do that using R ?
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American Vs European Options behavior with fixed strikes and varying expiration

Following is from page 10 of Fengler (2005), "The prices of American calls for the same strikes must be nondecreasing, Merton (1973), and in the absence of dividends, this property translates to ...
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Help with a research paper on the Black-Scholes equation [closed]

I am currently a senior in high school who has been tasked with writing a research paper on a math topic of our choice. I knew I wanted to research some sort of financial model but I was told most ...
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Monte Carlo European Option Pricing

I've written code below that simulates GBM paths for determining the price of a given European call option and put option. The stock is priced at 150 USD, strike price at 155 USD, risk-free rate was ...
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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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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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Prove that the butterfly condition is always greater than zero

I need to prove that the butterfly condition is always positive under no arbitrage theorem. We are constructing a long butterfly using European call options ...
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Payoff of European Call Option with Transactioncosts

I was wondering about the following scenario: assume that you have a underlying which trades under a positive bid-ask spread $S^B \leq S^A$ and that there is also a European Call-Option on this ...
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Finding the True Option Value

Many research papers use differing solution methods to attempt to find the 'true' value of an option whether it be Euro, American, etc. They never mention how they do find the true option value to ...
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Pricing the European counterpart from American Options

I have American option prices for SPY and need to calculate the equivalent European option price to use in further calculations. What does it (formally) mean to price the equivalent European option ...
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How to approximate the Carr-Madan decomposition formula?

I have came across the excellent answer. I'm looking for a dicrete approximation of the Carr-Madan decomposition formula of the function $f(F_T)$ of the terminal futures price by taking a static ...