Questions tagged [options]

A contract that gives the owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a security at a fixed price in the future.

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Relation between one touch and binary option

Is there a relation between the price of a one touch option and the price of a binary option? By one touch option, I mean an option that pays off a fixed amount if the price of the underlying is ...
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Is there an advantage trading options based on deep in the money Open Interest Volume ratio

Problem: Deep in the money options contracts will be assigned at expiration date. Higher Volume ratio of deep in the money contracts at expiration calls or puts leads to day after expiration date we ...
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Exotic option arbitrage

Suppose an exotic European option has a sub hedging (price being lower than the target) portfolio of vanilla European options all with the same expiry as the exotic option. The sub hedging portfolio ...
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Fitting Function for Skew

I am faced with having to fit skew/smile to option quotes with different strike and same maturity. In order to keep things reasonably simple and to avoid potential artifacts from fitting higher order ...
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What is market standard model in equity, FX and interest rates exotics?

Is there any industry consensus about the model to use for pricing exotics in equity, FX and interest rates? I assume that for vanilla options they all use Black model, but how about exotics? Also, ...
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How to Compute the payoff of Var Swaps, which I have replicated

I used Derman(1999) method, to calculate the fixed Kvar for Variance Swaps using actual option price data. The first Pic Shows the outcome. (ignore the 0s). Now the profit and loss of short var swaps ...
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is relating bounds to relation between time to maturity and european put option price correct?

J.C. Hull derives the following relation $$Ke^{-rT} - S \le p \le Ke^{-rT}$$ where $p$ is european put option price, $K$ is strike price, $S$ is stock spot price,$r$ rate of interest and $T$ ...
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Option order imbalance

Currently studying the paper: HU, Jianfeng. Does Option Trading Convey Stock Price Information?. (2014). Journal of Financial Economics. 111, (3), 625-645. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School ...
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Equity Derivatives Question [closed]

I'm preparing to take a test on equity derivatives and have met with some difficulty, so I need some help on the following question: Please analyze the following share purchase plan. Assume client ...
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Barrier Option Valuation

Good day, A reverse knock-out barrier call option expires worthless if the asset price ever goes above a given barrier level. Calculate the value of this barrier option struck at $K = 3$ with ...
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Hedging strategy for American Option

Good day, I was asked to devise a hedging strategy for an American Option given the following claims. Note, $r=0$ and the underlying stock pays a dividend of $1$ at time $t=1.5$ \begin{...
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Using QuantLib Python to value FX options using stochastic volatility

I would like to use QuantLib (and in particular the python wrapper) to value FX option using the Heston model. Thanks to http://gouthamanbalaraman.com and all of the articles therein : in particular ...
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Option value with different spot prices [closed]

I found this post online which is plotting different results for option value and greeks depending on spot price. Why would someone want to do calculate the value of the option with different spot ...
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Estimation of Risk-Neutral Densities Using Positive Convolution Approximation - Python

I'm trying to estimate the risk-neutral density through positive convolution approximation (introduced by Bondarenko 2002: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=375781). I'm currently ...
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What is the formula for beta weighted delta and gamma?

I am trying to calculate the beta weighted delta and gamma for a portfolio of options of different underlying stocks, but I can't seem to find the correct formula. Can someone point me to it or a ...
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Correct beta weighted delta options formula?

Is this the correct formula for beta weighted delta: http://www.nishatrades.com/blog/beta-weighted-delta I've seen this What is the formula for beta weighted delta and gamma? but they seem to be ...
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Is there a way to pull SPX index option open interest daily data?

Currently I just use Bloomberg API in Excel for preliminary data analysis and manipulation, and I have one function call that gives me the ticker and IV today ...
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What is the second derivative with respect to price of a put option? [closed]

What is the reasoning/meaning behind the second derivative of a put option
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What is the true “value” process of American derivatives?

Consider a continuous-time market where LOOP (law of one price) holds. The first fundamental theorem of asset pricing states explicitly that in the absence of arbitrage, the risk-neutral measure ...
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Vanilla Option Prices from Local Vol Surface (using neither MC nor PDE)

There are numerous papers that describe the derivation of the Local-Vol equation using available market prices of options. For example: Dupire's formula (see e.g. OpenGamma (2013)) gives us LV in ...
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Alternative Method for Determining Option-Implied pdf

As I am refining a pricing model to incorporate skew, and not just ATM volatilities, I need to create random realizations of the underlying consistent with the skew-implied pdf. When searching, one ...
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Pricing options with 0 or negative underlying values

I am trying to calculate the value of an option whose underlying is the calendar spread between two months for a commodity (front month Brent vs 2nd month), usually known as a calendar spread option. ...
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Volatiliy in a at-the-time call option [duplicate]

I understand that the vega of the Black-Scholes equation is a positive function, which means the value of the option is an INCREASING function of the volatility, since vega is the derivative of the ...
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Barrier Option from binomial tree

What is the smallest information structure that is required for using the binomial tree to calculate the price of a barrier (up-and-in) option? My gut feeling is any node below the node that reaches ...
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Greeks and options hedging

Why is it that theta is sometimes taken as the proxy for gamma of the underlying asset in options hedging?
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Who has introduced the term 'vega' and why?

The sensitivity of the option value $V$ to volatility $\sigma$ (a.k.a. vega) is different from the other greeks. It is a derivative with respect to a parameter and not a variable. To quote from Paul ...
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Term structure of the ATM implied volatility of short term weekly options

It's an empirical fact that the implied volatility of short term weekly options are significantly higher than options that expire in a few weeks, and the volatility of the near term options get even ...
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replicate option by dynamic hedging

I've just started working for a company with a decent commodity exposure. They manage this by as they call it dynamically hedging it. Basically when they start the hedging they identify a market ...
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Bimodal option pricing based on P.D.F

is there any literature on option pricing given the pdf of the underlying asset - e.g. i am interested in seeing how prices for a range of strikes ought to compare based on, say, a simple normal ...