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### Transformation of local volatility model

Assume we have an SDE $$dX_t=\mu(X_t)dt + \sigma(X_t)dW_t$$ where $\sigma>0$ and $W_t$ is a Wiener process. Is there a transformation $y(X_t)$ that will make the dynamics of the transformed process ...
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### Local Vol vs Stoch Vol Option Pricing

This is an interview question: Imagine you have a double knock-out barrier option: the current spot is 100, the lower barrier is 80, and upper barrier is 120. The barrier is continuous, meaning that ...
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### Implied Volatility is the harmonic average of Local Volatility

I am trying to demonstrate the famous result that states that when $T \rightarrow 0$, the Implied Volatility is the harmonic average of Local Volatility. I am st the final stage, and I have the ...
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### Closed formula for computing Implied Volatility from Local Volatility function

The main result of this paper (Asymptotics and Calibration in Local Volatility Models, Berestycki, Busca, and Florent. Quantitative Finance, 2002) is equation (16) on page 63, that states that: In the ...
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### local volatility not reasonable

We are going to generate synthetic option prices using a Heston model, i.e., $$\begin{gather*} dS_t = \sqrt{v_t} S_t dZ_t,\\ dv_t = \lambda (\mu - v_t) d_t + \eta \sqrt{v_t} dW_t, \end{gather*}$$ ...
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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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### Calibrate Local Volatility model to price quanto options

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....
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### Why Local Volatility model underestimate price of double no touch options

By reading this great answer, on points 2 and 3, it is stated that the Local Volatility model is not adapted to price barrier double-no-touch options. But I don't understand exactly why. Could you ...
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### Euler Discretization to use with Monte Carlo simulation and Local Volatility Model

Like in the title, I am working on running Monte Carlo simulations to price options with the Local Volatility model as a project. I just want to make sure that I am understanding the process, ...
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### Book/ Articles recommendation for Volatility models

I am looking for references on volatility models. I want to gain more insights on these models but have a little background as of now. Thus, looking for references that can pick the topic from basics ...
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### Three questions regarding local volatility implementation (based on the Andreasen, Huge article "Volatility interpolation")

I am new to the area of local volatility interpolation and I am trying to make a decent implementation for calculating the local volatility surface from option prices using the basic methodology from ...
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### Intuition behind local volatility curve shapes in interest rate environments

I have some questions regarding the intuition behind shapes for the local volatility (LV) curve as seen in quite popular models. Let's say we have the following generalized stochastic-local volatility ...
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### Rigorous proof of Dupire formula (e.g. using Gyöngy's theorem)

Where can I find a rigorous proof of the Dupire formula (for example, using using Gyöngy's theorem)? I imagine this would be covered by a paper or by a standard financial math text, but I could not ...
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