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### Finding Option Probability Density Using Local Volatility from Dupire Model

This question is different than pricing using dupire local volatility model and Is Dupire's local volatility model path independent to recover historical option price? I also asked this on Math ...
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### Price difference digital option : constant vol vs local vol

I got the following interview question: Consider a digital option, it will be priced by using two approaches: 1)constant volatility; 2)local volatility. At the strike, both volatilities are equal. (...
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### Vega Surface with Local Volatility Model

I am trying to obtain the Vega of some equities with the Dupire local volatility model. For this I have already validated the pricing model (I am using Monte Carlo) and now I am able to obtain the ...
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### How to match simulated local vol european prices with closed formula

Say an implied volatility is given by $\sigma_{imp}(T, log(F_T/K))$ and we note the Dupire local volatilty $\sigma_{loc}(T, log(F_T/K))$ with $F_t$ the forward rate and $K$ the strike. The price of a ...
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### Implied and Local Volatility relation in Monte Carlo

I am implementing a Monte Carlo engine with the local volatility model based on Dupire. Obviusly, I obtain the local volatility surface from the implied volatility surface and that surfaces has ...
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### How to calculate Vega using Dupire and MonteCarlo engine with Autograd?

I have implemented a Monte Carlo pricer engine which includes the volatility local model based on Dupire formula. For now I can value several (european) options which I used to validate the model, but ...
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### Local Vol from Implied Vol formulas different

I am wondering why "LOCAL VOLATILITY MODELLING Roel van der Kamp July 13, 2009" (formula 2.23) has a different numerator compared to "The Volatility Surface. JIM GATHERAL" (formula ...
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### When is the effect of skew most potent for an early exercise option?

Let us say I have a Bermudan option which I can terminate at 3 possible dates. When can I expect the discrepancy between a local vol and a stochastic vol model to be highest (assuming both are ...
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### Local vol vs stochastic vol in the context of American digital options

I have two models of some spot. One is under local vol and the other is under stoch vol. Both are calibrated to the prevailing vanilla prices. I then consider the option that pays $1$ if the spot ...
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### calibration of a local volatility model

Generally speaking, when calibrating a local volatility model a la Dupire to European vanilla calls, should I use the numerically (PDE or Monte Carlo) solved price for the vanilla call in the cost ...
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### Local Volatility Monte Carlo option price - different starting index level

I constructed the local volatility surface of S&P 500 from implied vols and was able to price the options accurately using Monte-Carlo. Let's say I priced a 80% of S0 put option with S0 = 4000. ...
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### Correct Monte Carlo simulation of local volatility models

I am using Monte Carlo simulation to evolve the following SDE over a grid of timepoints $0,t_1,...,t_N$. \begin{equation} dS(t)=\sigma(t, S(t))dw(t) \end{equation} Here $\sigma(t_i,S(t_i)), i=1,...,N$ ...
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### calibration of local volatility to

I'm looking to understand the practical details of calibrating local volatility to option prices for a range of different expiries using the Dupire local volatility equation. Would appreciate some ...
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### Price a contingent claim with payoff $(S_T-K)1_{\{S_T>K\}}1_{\{L\leq X_T\leq U\}}$

I'd like to price the following contingent claim using a copula model. $$V_T = (S_T-K)1_{\{S_T>K\}}1_{\{L\leq X_T\leq U\}}$$ where $S$ and $X$ are two stock price processes which follow a non-flat ...
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### Is there a Dupire's Formula for put options?

Generally, Dupire's formula is taking derivatives on the call option prices. Here it only uses information of the call options. If now we have the data including both call and put options, is there a ...
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### Arbitrage Free Interpolation of Implied Volatility on Time Dimension

I’m working on a project to build a local volatility model out of implied volatility data and I’m currently testing the no-arbitrage version of SVI model as described in this paper Section 5.1 [...
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I’m currently working on a project to build a local volatility model out of implied volatility data and am struggling in the selection of an appropriate method to interpolate the volatility surface. I ...
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### SABR vs Dupire: when to use what?

I was wondering for which products one would use the (AF)SABR model and for which ones Dupire's Local Volatility model. If I understand correctly, Dupire is by construction Arbitrage-Free but produces ...
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### Hedging : effect of not matching the term structure of skew

Let us assume that we construct a pure stochastic volatility model calibrated to the implied volatility surface, but that the model does not replicate accurately the observed term structure of the ...
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I would like to calculate a basket European option with Black Scholes local volatility model. I want to simplified the basket option into a single underlying European option. Should we get the local ...
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### Expected value and variance of the stock log-returns under Local Volatility framework

I want to calculate the expected value and the variance of the stock process log-returns in the Local Volatility setting (and the realized/terminal correlation but let us begin in the one-dimentional ...
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### Price Down and In Barrier Option Using Local Vol and Monte Carlo

As an entry level financial engineer, I'm trying to make sense of a practical case using the concepts I learned including local vol, monte carlo, so I really appreciate your advice if my understanding ...
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### How to derivate Dupire's local volatility?

I want to calculate the expression of local volatility expressed in terms of implied volatility given by Fabrice Douglas Rouah in Derivation of Local Volatility : \$v_{l} = \frac{ \frac{\partial w}{\...