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Is it possible to have only one volatility surface for american options (that fits both calls and puts)?

Put-Call Parity does not hold for american options. Hence, I don't see how it would be possible to have one surface that would encompass both calls and puts. For example: Let pick a call lying in the ...
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Option Pricing for Illiquid case

I am currently studying crypto options trading and have observed that there is often a lack of liquidity for options (such as BTC Options) on various exchanges, including Binance. In many cases, there ...
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SABR model - beta

In the SABR model, the parameter beta largely controls the back-bond behaviour of the model. How do people estimate beta? One approach is to regress atm vol vs forward, i.e. $$\ln(\textrm{atm vol}) = \...
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Interpolation of FX Vol Surface from non-uniform strike vs tenor grid

TL;DR I'm trying to fit a vol surface to market FX options quotes in order to build a local vol model to price with. Unlike listed options that typically have a nice rectangular grid of strikes and ...
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FX smile extrapolation

Typically, 5 points data is available for smile construction : 25D RR, 25D SM, 10D RR, 10D SM and ATM. Questions: 1. How is a smooth smile curve generated with the help of these? 2. How is ...
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How to interpolate on an implied volatility surface based on forward moneyness?

Should be a simple matter, but perhaps I'm misunderstanding something fundamentally. Look first at the below image of the BVOL surface from Bloomberg, to my understanding from looking at the white ...
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How to parameterising Greek Surfaces?

I'm currently working on my master thesis, where I have data on option trading volume and flow (number of shares bought minus sold; i.e., net position), divided among three kinds of market ...
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Smile Strangle and Market Strangle

What is the difference between Smile Strangle margin and Market Strangle Margin in fx derivative market? Is it just variation in convention or is there any mathematical relationship between the two?
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Strike of a Variance Swap in a Sticky Strike World

Imagine there exists a typical negative skew for some underlying I want to price a variance swap on. Critically, let’s say we are in a sticky strike world (the vols of each strike will not change with ...
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Options when there's no VolSurf - Emerging/Frontier Markets

Context: Most emerging/frontier markets have no or very thinly traded volatility surfaces for their equity markets (single name and indices alike), furthermore, they usually have restrictions on Short-...
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Implied Volatility Surface - log forward moneyness

I'm reading this paper by Fengler (2005) and have came across the below snippet. context: Implied volatiltiy surface plot has 3 dimensions IV, Strike, Time to Maturity. Author replaced Strike with ...
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Volatility surface interpolation for Black-Scholes delta hedging

A general question for interpolation method for implied volatility between tenors. I've recently stumbled accross a dataset from http://www.math.ku.dk/rolf/Svend/, and I would like to interpolate the ...
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