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### Intuition behind the benefits of Stochastic Local Volatility (SLV) models [duplicate]

There have been various posts on this topic, but they don't really discuss the intuition behind the benefits of the stochastic local volatility (SLV) models over normal stochastic volatility (SV) ...
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### Hagan's 2002 SABR paper "Managing Smile Risk" on Dupire local vol model

I'm reading Hagan's 2002 paper Managing Smile Risk originally published on the WILMOTT magazine, and got something confusing on his comment on Dupire's local volatility model. The set up: Consider a ...
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### Change of expansion point for singular perturbation solution in Equivalent Black Volatilities

In the paper Equivalent Black Volatilities, an peturbative solution is derived for the equivalent Black volatility of a vanilla call option under the dynamics $dF_t = a(t) A(F_t) dW_t$ by Taylor ...
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### What would be the practitioner way of hedging jump risks?

I have developed a keen interest in volatility strategies and have implemented various approaches based on practitioner delta. This delta is meticulously calibrated using a no-arbitrage implied ...
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### Dupire Formula with Discrete Cash Dividend

For stocks when there is cash dividend, the Dupire formula should still hold according to Bergomi. In the book "Stochastic Volatility Modeling", he says: In the presence of cash-amount ...
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### Local Volatility Derivation

In Jim Gatheral's book (The Volatility Surface), in the first chapter, it says below while deriving Dupire Equation for Local Volatility. I do not understand how the drift term got removed. Can ...
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### Neural Network to learn Heston Model parameters

I am trying to solve this question: Write down pseudocode to learn a local stochastic volatility for finitely many given option prices: assume a Heston stochastic variance and parametrize local ...
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### Valuation via decomposition or via simulation of the underlying?

My question might be very straight forward but I have seen both approaches being followed in practice so I am curious to see if there are arguments in favor or against each one. I am explaining my ...
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### Construction of stochastic volatility model from a given local volatility model

The Gyongy's theorem: Let $X_t$ be a stochastic process satisfying $$dX_t = \mu_t dt+\sigma_tdW_t$$ where $\mu_t, \sigma_t$ are bounded stochastic process adapted to the filtration $\mathcal{F}_t$. ...
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### Barrier options in LSV (local stochastic volatility) / Austing's Smile pricing explained

In his book (chapters 9.5 to 9.7), Peter Austing argues that barrier options are insensitive to the details of the stochastic volatility model used in a LSV model, except for the level of vol of vol. ...
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### local volatility formula

I try to compute the local volatility in python in both formula, i.e. in terms of call price surface and total variance surface. However, I get 2 different values. What did I do wrong? ...
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### Calibration of LSV models to vanna/volga break-even

In this paper, Labordère, the author computes a probabilistic representation of the the vanna/vomma(volga) break-even levels. He mentions that they can be used to calibrate LSV models to historical ...
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### From model vega matrix to market vega matrix

I'm reading Antonie Savine's fascinating book Modern Computational Finance AAD and Parallel Simulations. However, I got a bit confused while reading and couldn't make sense of how it works in his work....
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### Questions on limitations of local volatility model

I am currently studying local volatility for equity models and I am trying to understand some limitations of the model: 1. under local volatility, the forward smile gets flatter and higher. Lorenzo ...
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### Good resources about Volatility Calibration with code Snippet

As I just landed in the quantitative finance world, I would like to dig deeper into Volatility Surfaces construction. I have a good theoritical background ( I'm familiar with volatility models ) but I'...
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### Vega hedge of a barrier option

I was re-reading Lorenzo Bergomi's paper Smile Dynamics I. On the first page, he makes the point that it is necessary for a model to match the vanilla smile observed in markets in order to incorporate ...
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### Pricing Quantos with Local-Stochastic Volatility model

I would like to price equity quanto options with the Heston Local-Stochastic Volatility model (LSV) but I am having hard time understanding how to apply quanto adjustment in such complex setup. When ...
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### Barrier on realized volatility

I am trying to understand the risk exposures of vanilla options that also have a European barrier on realized volatility. For example, the option could knock out if the realized volatility over the ...
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### Use LocalVolTermStructureHandle in Python QuantLib

I would like to simulate a local volatility underlying $$dS_t = S_t\sigma(t, S_t)dW_t$$ and have looked at QuantLib's LocalVolTermStructureHandle to do so. So far:...
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### Is the time derivative of asset returns expressible as an SDE?

Consider the following SDE for $(S_t)_{t\geq 0}$ under $\mathbb{Q}$, \begin{equation} \mathop{dS_t}=S_t\left(r\mathop{dt}+\sigma(t,S_t)\mathop{dW_t}\right), \end{equation} which (in Langevin form) may ...
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### How can I use SPX options volatility surface to derive SPY options prices? [duplicate]

I am trying to figure out what is the correct procedure one can use to derive the prices from SPY options given the prices of SPX options.
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### Quantlib Monte Carlo using regular Volatility Surface, not Local Volatility surface

I am trying to run a Quantlib Python Monte Carlo simulation using either the ql.BlackScholesMertonProcess or the ql.GeneralizedBlackScholesProcess. I have a vol surface that I have generated using ql....
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### Implied volatility to local volatility via Dupire

I am doing some self study on stochastic local volatility modelling and am having a hard time replicating some results from the paper "FX Option Pricing with Stochastic-Local Volatility Model&...
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### Quantlib Local-Volatility Code

I use QL in python and have had a few questions about how a vol surface is transformed into a local volatility surface. Would anybody be able to point me to the C++ code that does this transformation? ...
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### Quantlib vol surface issue 'the black vol surface is not smooth enough'

I create a vol surface from the market and do smoothing(interpolation and extrapolation), and explicitly correct for any total variance decreasing on a given strike as we increase maturity. I create a ...
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### Impact of stochastic rates on varswaps and volswaps

Let us consider that we are looking at issuing some varswaps or volswaps on some FX rate. By longer term I mean something longer than 3 months. Different from this time two years ago, now the interest ...
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### how to understand Black-Scholes volatility is average of local volatilities

Black-Scholes volatility is average of local volatilities. It is from: https://bookdown.org/maxime_debellefroid/MyBook/all-about-volatility.html First what's the meaning of ...
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### Implied volatility from local volatility versus market implied volatility

Does the local volatility flattens the (existing not forward) skew faster than what we observed in the implied volatility surface? The process is: Get market implied volatilities Fit a IV model (i.e. ...
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### Is Local Volatility a function of the Strike or the Underlying price?

Long story cut short: I am asking why the Local Volatility function can be thought of as a function of the underlying, when in fact it appears to be a function of the strike. Additionally, I wonder ...
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### How do I proceed with pricing after calculating local vol volatilities?

What are the next steps for pricing under the local volatility formula? It feels like I'm missing the trick (as I only see the numerical methods used to obtain prices after calculating local vol). I.e....
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### Very close local volatility and implied volatility using Dupire's equation

I used Dupire's equation to calculate the local volatility as in https://www.frouah.com/finance%20notes/Dupire%20Local%20Volatility.pdf and Numerical example of how to calculate local vol surface from ...
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### Monte Carlo: How to interpolate Dupire's Local Volatility

I am trying to price barrier options which can have daily or monthly observations. I first calibrated by Black vols into smooth SVI vols (with linear interpolation along time in variance) to obtain ...
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### Dupire's Formula by a Replicating Portfolio

I understand that the BS equation can be explained by a replicating portfolio, e.g., short an option and long $\Delta$ shares of the underlier [Bergomi's Stochastic Volatility Modeling]. I also ...
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I have a Local Volatility model. I compute the LV surface $\sigma_{S}^{local}$ on vanilla option of $S$. Assume the vol of foreign exchange is constant and know, and the correlation equity/FX is known....