Download e-book for kindle: Advanced Option Pricing Models by Jeffrey Owen Katz

By Jeffrey Owen Katz

ISBN-10: 0071626441

ISBN-13: 9780071626446

Complicated alternative Pricing types information particular stipulations lower than which present choice pricing types fail to supply actual expense estimates after which exhibits choice investors the right way to build more desirable types for larger pricing in a much wider diversity of industry stipulations. Model-building steps conceal strategies pricing lower than conditional or marginal distributions, utilizing polynomial approximations and “curve fitting,” and compensating for suggest reversion. The authors additionally advance potent prototype versions that may be positioned to speedy use, with real-time examples of the versions in motion.

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Note that the put-call parity relationship will tend to prevail regardless of the expected (or actual) distribution of future stock price movements. To understand why this is so, imagine that options traders become very bullish and begin to aggressively purchase calls. Naively, it might be assumed that such 46 CHAPTER 1 demand will drive up call premiums while put premiums fall or remain unchanged. However, this will not happen because, as the calls are bid up, arbitrageurs will sell the calls and purchase the corresponding puts, forcing the options back into parity.

Sometimes deeply in-themoney options will actually trade at prices that are below their intrinsic value. When an option trades at a price less than its intrinsic value, the option is said to be trading below parity. European-style options that are in-the-money often trade below parity; because they cannot be exercised until expiration, the arbitrageur is subject to the risk of declining value, not to mention a cost of carry. American-style options normally trade above parity. FACTORS INFLUENCING OPTION PREMIUM Many factors influence the price, or premium, of an option.

20 divided by 10). Longer-term options have more sensitivity to volatility and so possess higher levels of Vega. Just as Delta-neutral positions can be implemented to hedge price risk, so can Vega-neutral strategies be employed to hedge volatility risk. Since volatility is one of the most influential factors affecting option price, Vega is of great interest to hedgers. It is also of interest to the trader attempting to speculate on changes in volatility, something for which options are an ideal instrument.

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