Questions tagged [variance-swap]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
246 views

Market price versus theoretical price of varswaps

When I traded varswaps several years ago, for some indices there was a significant mismatch between market price and theoretical price. The theoretical price assumes continuous monitoring and infinite ...
4
votes
2answers
293 views

Different types of swaps and generalized pricing structure - correlation swap, variance swap, volatility swap, gamma swap, etc

I am very new to derivatives pricing, and I am currently trying to learn these on my own. As far as I can tell, most of the derivatives that are simple (in the sense of having a constant strike that ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Practical Effect of Time-Decay on Variance Swaps?

I want to implement a long vol hedging strategy by rolling spot variance swaps every month. This would be done through replicating spot VIX using the definition of VIX as a portfolio of OTM one-month ...
0
votes
1answer
307 views

Capped Variance Swap // Fair volatility using replication portfolio

I know that the Heston volatility model should be the best approach for computing fair volatility on capped variance swap but is there a way to estimate it from replication portfolio? What I call ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Structured question on mark-to-market value of a variance swap

anyone can provide solution or some idea to the following question? thanks
1
vote
0answers
81 views

VIX and Realised Volatility Scaling

I have calculated the VIX implied volatility according to the CBOE Whitepaper: \begin{equation*} \sigma^2 = \frac{2}{T} \left(\sum_i \frac{\Delta K_i}{K_i^2} Q(K_i) e^{rT} \right) - \frac{1}{T} \...
2
votes
1answer
230 views

Deriving the VIX formula

I am having trouble filling in a few steps in the derivation. From Martin (2017), we get the following assumptions: Constant continuously compounded rate $r$; The underlying doesn't pay dividens; ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Replicating a payoff $\frac{1}{2} \sigma_t^2 dt$

I need, for theoretical reasons, to generate a payoff $\frac{1}{2} \sigma_t^2 dt$ where $\sigma_t$ is the instantaneous volatility of say an equity index, and $dt$ is an infinitesimal time interval. ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Explicit formula replication of variance swap using vanilla option under black and scholes model with nonzero risk-free rate and nonzero dividend [duplicate]

I didn't find the formula for the following portfolio (variance swap replication) with nonzero risk-free rate and nonzero dividend under black and scholes model : (1) I found formula and proof only ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Replication of variance swap using vanilla option under black and scholes model with nonzero risk-free rate and nonzero dividend [duplicate]

I didn't find the formula for the following portfolio (variance swap replication) with nonzero risk-free rate and nonzero dividend under black and scholes model : I found formula and proof only with ...
3
votes
1answer
57 views

Variance Swaps for IR products

Just a question here. I am aware that variance swaps for equity products are quite common in the market. However, will anyone be familiar with variance swaps on swap rates in the market? Are they ...
1
vote
0answers
299 views

Variance swap = delta hedged strip of options

Is there a paper that explicitly shows/demonstrates that a variance swap can be replicated by delta-hedging a strip of options? Thus far I have not found anything: papers mention it in passing ...
1
vote
0answers
159 views

Margin requirements for OTC variance swaps

It is not clear for me the mechanism of margin requirements for OTC variance swaps. I don't see in supplementary information to OTC Swaps the rules of margin maintenance or initial margin or ...