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Minimizing Transaction Costs Of Option Hedging Strategies

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  • E. R. Grannan
  • G. H. Swindle
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    This paper introduces a method for constructing option hedging strategies in the presence of transaction costs. the approach begins with the prescription of a large, but tractable class of strategies. A variational problem is constructed in which the expected square replication error is minimized subject to a fixed initial portfolio value from among the class of strategies. the solution of this variational problem results in a replicating strategy which simulations show outperforms strategies previously considered. We illustrate this method in a particular class of strategies which contains Leland's discrete time replication scheme. We show that a strategy which uses varying time intervals between hedging can significantly reduce replication error for a given initial wealth. We will also construct and assess strategies obtained by optimizing a mean-variance criterion. This methodology extends to other optimization problems involving initial portfolio value and expected square replication error, as well as to other classes of strategies. Copyright 1996 Blackwell Publishers.

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    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Mathematical Finance.

    Volume (Year): 6 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 341-364

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:mathfi:v:6:y:1996:i:4:p:341-364

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    3. Fehle, Frank, 2004. "A note on transaction costs and the existence of derivatives markets," Journal of Economics and Business, Elsevier, vol. 56(1), pages 63-70.
    4. Emmanuel Denis & Yuri Kabanov, 2010. "Mean square error for the Leland–Lott hedging strategy: convex pay-offs," Finance and Stochastics, Springer, vol. 14(4), pages 625-667, December.
    5. George M. Constantinides & Stylianos Perrakis, 2002. "Stochastic Dominance Bounds on Derivative Prices in a Multiperiod Economy with Proportional Transaction Costs," NBER Working Papers 8867, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    6. Nicole Branger & Antje Mahayni, 2011. "Tractable hedging with additional hedge instruments," Review of Derivatives Research, Springer, vol. 14(1), pages 85-114, April.
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    8. Balder, Sven & Brandl, Michael & Mahayni, Antje, 2009. "Effectiveness of CPPI strategies under discrete-time trading," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 204-220, January.
    9. Branger, Nicole & Mahayni, Antje, 2006. "Tractable hedging: An implementation of robust hedging strategies," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 30(11), pages 1937-1962, November.

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