Questions tagged [greeks]

Greeks are named quantities representing sensitivity of option price to change in underlying parameters. Use of [greeks] tag should relate to one more named quantities, such as delta or gamma.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
363 views

Gamma of a Lookback Option

From this book, http://docs.finance.free.fr/Options/Exotic_Options_Trading.pdf, it states that The gamma profile of a Max lookback option becomes intuitive when viewing it as a ladder option. ...
2
votes
2answers
375 views

why Implied Vol (VIX) increase with decrease in Stock Price or vice versa?

why Implied Vol (VIX) increase with decrease in Stock Price or vice versa? whereas Vega is positively related with change in option price to change in stock price.
2
votes
1answer
268 views

What should be the sign of greek letter $\rho$?

I'm reading the book Risk Management and Shareholders Value in Banking by Resti & Sironi. I quote a paragraph from the book (Chapter 5, appendix): The derivative of an option’s value with ...
2
votes
2answers
601 views

The implied volatility surface and the option Greeks - to what extent is the information contained in their daily movements the same?

What is the link between option Greeks (i.e. vega, delta, gamma, theta) and implied volatility surface (IVS) movements? Could you say that their 'information content' is the same. i.e. that out of ...
2
votes
1answer
180 views

Delta of a standardized at-the-money 30-day put option

The plot below depicts the delta of a standardized at-the-money 30-day put option on the S&P500 tracker SPY over a 14-year period. This is data from OptionMetrics and standardized prices are ...
2
votes
3answers
277 views

Greeks of self-financing portfolio

I would like to learn more about the Greeks of portfolios of options: In textbooks and websites, I commonly encounter the unqualified claim that "The Greek measure of a portfolio is the sum of the ...
2
votes
0answers
91 views

Delta Hedging Example

I was reading Dynamic Hedging by N. Taleb and in the chapter dedicated to the delta, there is this example of a trader position in options (one-month European call, flat yield curve, forward is ...
2
votes
0answers
204 views

Smile Strangle and Market Strangle

What is the difference between Smile Strangle margin and Market Strangle Margin in fx derivative market? Is it just variation in convention or is there any mathematical relationship between the two?
2
votes
0answers
121 views

Theta from Black-Scholes PDE - is it possible to use implied volatility?

There is a need to derive theta $\theta$ of an option out of standard Black-Scholes PDE. In usual notation ($P$ - price of an option, $S$ - underlying spot): $\theta=r_dP−Sr_d\delta−\frac{1}{2}\...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

Computing Malliavin Derivative for European Call Payoff

Let $X_t$ be a continuous local-martingale modeling the stock price given by $$ X_t = \int_0^t \sigma_t(T,K)dW_t , $$ and $\sigma_t(T,K)$ is an $L^2$-measurable process not adapted to $W_t$'s ...
2
votes
0answers
181 views

Relative Value Trading of American Style Options on Futures, Calcuating hedging ratios?

I am interested in Relative Value Trading of American style options on futures and have not found a whole lot of literature on it. The best resource I have discovered so far is a few pages in Colin ...
2
votes
0answers
343 views

Trying to understand the sign of Theta

I guess this a pretty easy question to answer, but I'm not able to get the intuition despite reading the concept a couple of times. So, the Greek Theta is almost always negative, except for when an ...
2
votes
0answers
73 views

In which divisions of banking are the Greeks and Black Scholes equation applied? [closed]

I know that Black Scholes and the Greeks are important in market risk. In what other areas are they used?
2
votes
0answers
200 views

What is the highest frequency greek for options on futures on bonds?

I'm considering exchange traded options of futures on bonds. Options on bond futures are usually American, thus the Black model is out of question. Which is the most imporatant Greek with respect to ...
2
votes
1answer
323 views

Under what circumstances Veta is positive?

In general, as the option moves towards expiry, its vega is decreasing. Are there circumstances where the veta, i.e. the sensitivity of vega with respect to time, is positive, that is when vega is ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Long/Short Vega and Option Positions

Why do you get long vega when you buy an option and short vega when you sell an option? I would have thought that for both buying and selling options the vega would change according to whether the ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

Negative theta for a short put

I am getting a negative theta for a short put deal Is it possible and if yes then under what conditions. Kindly explain I am just learning these concepts so my question may sound vague to some of you ...
1
vote
2answers
457 views

why gamma decreases when option is deep in the money? [closed]

Gamma decreases when a call option goes either deeper in, or deeper out of the money. That is due the demand for the call option. I can imagine the demand for the option would decrease as it goes ...
1
vote
2answers
189 views

Why not delta of Call option is stochastic or random variable?

Delta of an option is defined as ratio of change in price of call option to change in price of underlying securities. If, $c_t$ is call option price at time $t$ and $S_t$ is the price of underlying ...
1
vote
3answers
137 views

How to compute gamma for at-the-money regular calls and puts when they approach expiration to avoid explosion of portfolio's gamma?

When and at-the-money regular call or put approaches expiration, gamma tends to infinity. However, for practical purposes, there is only a finite change in delta. The problem is that if any of the ...
1
vote
3answers
658 views

How does Rho behaves with moneyness of option?

I was trying to find the relationship between nature of Rho and moneyness of the option. After finding certain values I found that Rho Value keep increases as the option gets further in the money. ...
1
vote
2answers
247 views

Which volatility to use?

For calculating the greeks http://www.vollib.org/html/apidoc/vollib.black.greeks.html Should I use historical volatility or implied volatility?
1
vote
2answers
130 views

What is the source of gamma risk?

I have two quasi definitions or interpretations of gamma risk in the context of the BSM model (please correct me if these don't make sense): 1) it is the option's sensitivity to jumps in the ...
1
vote
1answer
388 views

What does “Gamma profit/loss” mean?

I understand the Greeks as derivatives, but I'm very confused with terms like "Gamma profit/loss""Theta profit/loss". What do these terminologies mean? I've searched online but can't find a proper ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Expected Forward Volatility vs. Different Strikes

While theoretical options prices are derived from models, such as Black-Scholes, IV and IV skew reminds us that options prices are ultimately based on supply and demand. My question is the following: ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

How to manage theta, gamma, vega, and delta risk in options market making simulation

I'm just starting to learn how to trade options and as part of an algorithmic options market making simulation I have risk limits for the greeks (gamma, vega, delta, and theta). There are 9 strikes ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Delta of an option which is approaching expiration when stock price decreases

The following is an interview question. It is 10 months since you sold a one-year European call option to a customer. You have been delta-hedging your exposure to the written call since it was sold....
1
vote
1answer
335 views

Accurately calculating Greeks for options near expiration

I understand that when a vanilla European option is near expiry, the Theta calculated from BS formula is very inaccurate and almost meaningless for practical use. However, I'm not sure if other ...
1
vote
1answer
535 views

Calculating Theta assuming other variables remain the same

Is there any way to calculate theta at X day in future based solely on knowing 1) Total Current Option Price 2) Days Till Expiration How would this be done? Thank you
1
vote
2answers
146 views

How does a pricing model 'understand' the cost of hedging?

Suppose I am pricing a multi asset at the expiry payoff. Theoretically I define their joint distributions in the risk neutral measure, and price using expectation. However, how do I know that the ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

Any good book recommendations for learning The Greeks?

I am interested in getting a good "feel" or intuition for the BSM Greeks. Specifically, i'm looking for a book which is light on the math (but not too light) and easy to read and understand. I am also ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

For equity options, does the implied vol change if the price of the underlying does?

For example, consider S&P options. My reasoning is rooted in the fact that VIX returns and S&P returns have a negative relationship, since VIX is a measure of S&P options' implied vol. ...
1
vote
1answer
741 views

The Greeks of a stochastic volatility model: what's the purpose?

let's take delta; What can the delta of a Heston model be used for? I know it can used for hedging strategies, but can we say something about the market and the model by looking at the delta. Can we ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Interest Rate Risk - The Greeks

IR Delta and Gamma. Can someone please explain if my understanding is accurate as relates to a 2yr interest rate swap? You are considered to be long Delta in an interest rate swap if you are ...
1
vote
1answer
823 views

Why we consider second derivative w.rt price but only first derivative w.r.t time and volatility

What is the reason (better if it is intuitive, and not too math heavy), that when we talk of Greeks, we consider second derivative with respect to price (gamma), but only first derivative with respect ...
1
vote
1answer
281 views

Gamma derivation from the expectation

I am trying to derive Gamma from the expectation principle (differentiating under expectation sign). I understand these steps $\frac{d^2 C}{d x^2} = e^{-r\tau} \mathbb{E} [ \frac{\partial}{\partial x}...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

What is the Rho of an option on a futures contract priced using the Black 76 model?

I wanted to quickly confirm some simple calculations for the Black 76 greeks and was making use of the formulas on this website: http://riskencyclopedia.com/articles/black_1976/ I have an issue with ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Delta in Covered Calls?

Just want to check whether i understand it correctly: Long Calls have positive delta Long Puts have negative Delta Long stock has 0.01 delta 100 Shares have 1 delta Therefore: Covered Call = 1 ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

How do short stock positions lower the value of calls and raise the value of puts?

I'm reading Option Volatility and Pricing by Sheldon Natenberg who in the chapter on Risk Management is trying to explain the effect of interest rates on options. He says The value of a stock option ...
1
vote
1answer
164 views

Vega of binary option

I'm calculating the greeks for a hypothetical binary option, and I'm getting a symmetrical parabola for the vega's of both put and call options that are OTM, ATM, and ITM. Both of them dip into ...
1
vote
1answer
486 views

Problem with the concept of Dollar Gamma

I was reading up on variance swaps and encounter the notion of Dollar Gamma, which is defined as the change in dollar value of the Dollar Delta (Δ * S) for a 1% change in spot (S). The formula for ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

some questions about pricing an asset or nothing put option with a strike price equal to St

I am working on a homework exercise where the aim is to price an asset or nothing put with K = St, offcourse the normal formula could be used St * N(-d1), but I was wondering if pricing the asset by ...
1
vote
1answer
196 views

Cega - Correlation Delta from multi-asset derivative

I want to calculate the Cega, i.e. correlation delta, for a multi-asset derivative numerically (the difference of the price from a tiny move in correlation). However, I found it is difficult to follow ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Equivalence of formulas for pricing the Delta of a European Call Option?

I came across two formulas to compute the Delta of European Call Options. The First: $\frac{\partial C}{\partial S} = e^{(b - r)T} N(d_{1})$ The Second: $\frac{\partial C}{\partial S} = e^{-qr}N(d_{...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

What is the shape of the delta graph of the binary option?

I was wondering what the shape of the graph of the delta or the binary option would be.
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Looking for a Book

I hope everyone is well. While I was looking for derivations of Greeks I came across part of a book. Could you help me to find its name please ? Here is the link: http://centerforpbbefr.rutgers.edu/...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Option greeks as dollar P&L

If I write the value of an option as O(S, K, T, V), where S is the underlying price, K is the strike, T is the time to expiry and V the implied volatility, how can I compute the dollar amount that I ...
1
vote
1answer
512 views

Black Scholes Theta Finite difference

I am trying to obtain the Theta from Closed Formula by using Finite Difference methods and I observe some discrepancies. For instance, here with the following parameters: Spot:50, Strike:50, Rate: 0....
1
vote
2answers
925 views

Which barrier option has negative gamma?

As said in my book, there exists a kind of barrier option which has negative gamma. I tried the knock in and knock out option, their gamma are positive. Could anyone provide an example where a barrier ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Proving that the $\Delta$ of a call on a futures contract under the B-S model is $N(d_1)$

The author of my textbook says that the $\Delta$ of a call on a futures contract is $N(d_1)$ and not $e^{-rT}N(d_1)$. I wasn't convinced, so I tried to prove this. Let $F = F_{0, T}(S) = S_0e^{(r - \...