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Small-time expansions of the distributions, densities, and option prices of stochastic volatility models with Lévy jumps


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  • Figueroa-López, José E.
  • Gong, Ruoting
  • Houdré, Christian
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    We consider a stochastic volatility model with Lévy jumps for a log-return process Z=(Zt)t≥0 of the form Z=U+X, where U=(Ut)t≥0 is a classical stochastic volatility process and X=(Xt)t≥0 is an independent Lévy process with absolutely continuous Lévy measure ν. Small-time expansions, of arbitrary polynomial order, in time-t, are obtained for the tails P(Zt≥z), z>0, and for the call-option prices E(ez+Zt−1)+, z≠0, assuming smoothness conditions on the density of ν away from the origin and a small-time large deviation principle on U. Our approach allows for a unified treatment of general payoff functions of the form φ(x)1x≥z for smooth functions φ and z>0. As a consequence of our tail expansions, the polynomial expansions in t of the transition densities ft are also obtained under mild conditions.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Stochastic Processes and their Applications.

    Volume (Year): 122 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 1808-1839

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:spapps:v:122:y:2012:i:4:p:1808-1839

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    Keywords: Stochastic volatility models with jumps; Short-time asymptotic expansions; Transition distributions; Transition density; Option pricing; Implied volatility;


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