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Numeraire is a unit of account in which all other assets in a given model are denominated. Most importantly, one can borrow and lend at the Numeraire rate.

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Understanding $N(d_1)$ and how to use the stock itself as the numeraire?

Assume the stock price follows a geometric Brownian motion Then in Black-Scholes pricing model, $N(d_2)$ is the risk-neutral probability that the option expires in-the-money. However, it is said that $...
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How to use the stock as a numeraire to price a derivative with payoff of the form $(S_T f(S_T))^+$?

I have $\frac{dS_t}{S_t} = rdt + \sigma dW_t$ as usual under the money-market numéraire and I need to price options with payoffs $$(S_T f(S_T))^+$$ How do I express the stock dynamics using the ...
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Baye's rule for conditional expectations (Proof review)

The Baye's rule for conditional expectations states $$ E^Q[X|\mathcal{F}]E^P[f|\mathcal{F}]=E^P[Xf|\mathcal{F}] $$ With $f=dQ/dP$ - thus being the Radon-Nikodyn derivative and $X$ being ...
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Change of measure's impact on parameter value

This is a follow-up question on Price of a prepayment-based claim. Consider a zero-coupon bond of maturity $T$ with price $P_0$ for which the borrower can reimburse the principal $N$ at any time $\...
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Numéraire — couldn't understand the wiki explanation

I'm trying to understand Numéraire concept so am reading the wiki page: I couldn't understand the last formula's 2nd equation: $$ E_{Q}\left[\left.\frac{M(0)}{M(T)}\frac{N(T)}{N(0)}\frac{S(T)}{N(T)}\...
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Intuition for Stock Price Numeraire Drift

I would like to ask whether there is an intuition for the drift of price processes under the Stock numeraire. I find it intuitive that the martingale measure under the Money Market numeraire induces ...
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How to use a change of numeraire to price this option?

I recently asked this question regarding how to price an option with payoff: $$\text{Payoff}_T = (A_TR_T - A_T \lambda)^+ $$ Let's assume for generality that $A_t$ and $R_t$ are GMB's: $$dA_t = \...
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Using a Constant as a Numeraire

Please provide steps to justify the below. 1) Can we use a constant as a numeraire? Related Question: Scaling Stock Price and Strike etc. by a Constant The rest of standard Geometric Brownian ...
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Deriving Black Scholes PDE under stock as a numeraire

There are many ways to derive the Black Scholes PDE. The Martingale way would be to demand the option price is driftless according to particular measures. Below I derive the correct PDE using the bank ...
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Is the money market account (MMA) numeraire and the forward measure equivalent?

Suppose we have a risk-neutral measure $\tilde{\mathbb{P}}$. The money market account is given as $M(t) = e^{\int^t_0 R(s) ds}$, while the price of the zero-coupon bond at time $t$ that matures at $T$ ...
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Bond SDE under its own forward measure

I am trying to write the SDE for a forward bond, $dP(t,T_1,T_2)$, under the $T_1$-Forward measure, $Q_{T_1}$. I can easily do this by: Writing the equation of $dP(t,T_1)$ and $dP(t,T_2)$ under the ...
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How to prove martingality of forward rate under T-forward measure

Let $P(t,T)=\mathbb{E}_{Q_{R}}[e^{\int^{T}_{t}r(u)du}|\mathcal{F}_{t}]$ be the price of a 1-euro zero-coupon bond with maturity $T$ and $r(u)$ the interest rate process. Consider the the forward rate $...
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Change of Numeraire formula

The general change of Numeraire formula gives the following Radon-Nikodym derivative: $$ \frac{dN_2}{dN_1}(t)|\mathcal{F}_{t_0}=\frac{N_1(t_0)N_2(t)}{N_1(t)N_2(t_0)} $$ I am able to derive this Radon-...
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How can I use the Radon-Nikodym theorem to show that forward measure is indeed measure?

The following statements are taken from the Wikipedia page for forward measure. Let $$B(T)=\exp \left(\int _{0}^{T}r(u)\,du\right)$$ be the bank account or money market account numeraire and $...
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Asian Options-Change of Numeraire

Assume the risk-free bond $B_t$ and the stock $S_t$ follow the dynamics of the Black & Scholes model without dividends (with interest rate r, stock drift $\mu$ and volatility $\sigma$). Show that ...