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Asset pricing under information with stochastic volatility

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  • Bertram Düring

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Based on a general specification of the asset specific pricing kernel, we develop a pricing model using an information process with stochastic volatility. We derive analytical asset and option pricing formulas. The asset prices in this rational expectations model exhibit crash-like, strong downward movements. The resulting option pricing formula is consistent with the strong negative skewness and high levels of kurtosis observed in empirical studies. Furthermore, we determine credit spreads in a simple structural model.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Review of Derivatives Research.

Volume (Year): 12 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
Pages: 141-167

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Handle: RePEc:kap:revdev:v:12:y:2009:i:2:p:141-167

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Keywords: Pricing kernel; Stochastic volatility; Asset pricing; Option pricing; Credit spreads; G12; G13;

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  1. Bertram D\"uring & Michel Fourni\'e & Christof Heuer, 2014. "High-order compact finite difference schemes for option pricing in stochastic volatility models on non-uniform grids," Papers 1404.5138, arXiv.org.

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