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On the Information in the Interest Rate Term Structure and Option Prices

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  • Frank de Jong

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  • Joost Driessen

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  • Antoon Pelsser

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We examine whether the information in cap and swaption prices is consistent with realized movements of the interest rate term structure. To extract an option-implied interest rate covariance matrix from cap and swaption prices, we use Libor market models as a modelling framework. We propose a flexible parameterization of the interest rate covariance matrix, which cannot be generated by standard low-factor term structure models. The empirical analysis, based on US data from 1995 to 1999, shows that option prices imply an interest rate covariance matrix that is significantly different from the covariance matrix estimated from interest rate data. If one uses the latter covariance matrix to price caps and swaptions, one significantly underprices these options. We discuss and analyze several explanations for our findings.

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

Volume (Year): 7 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (08)
Pages: 99-127

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Handle: RePEc:kap:revdev:v:7:y:2004:i:2:p:99-127

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  1. Ait-Sahalia, Yacine & Wang, Yubo & Yared, Francis, 2001. "Do option markets correctly price the probabilities of movement of the underlying asset?," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 102(1), pages 67-110, May.
  2. Jong, F.C.J.M. de & Driessen, J.J.A.G. & Pelsser, A., 2000. "Libor and Swap Market Models for the Pricing of Interest Rate Derivatives: An Empirical Analysis," Discussion Paper 2000-35, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
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  1. Ken-ichi Mitsui & Yoshio Tabata, 2006. "Random Correlation Matrix and De-Noising," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 06-26, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
  2. Raoul Pietersz & Patrick Groenen, 2004. "Rank reduction of correlation matrices by majorization," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(6), pages 649-662.
  3. Ferdinando Ametrano & Mark Joshi, 2011. "Smooth simultaneous calibration of the LMM to caplets and co-terminal swaptions," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(4), pages 547-558.
  4. Roger Lord & Antoon Pelsser, 2007. "Level-Slope-Curvature - Fact or Artefact?," Applied Mathematical Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(2), pages 105-130.
  5. Roger Lord & Antoon Pelsser, 2005. "Level-Slope-Curvature - Fact or Artefact?," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 05-083/2, Tinbergen Institute.
  6. Grubisic, I. & Pietersz, R., 2005. "Efficient Rank Reduction of Correlation Matrices," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2005-009-F&A, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus Uni.
  7. Anders B. Trolle & Eduardo S. Schwartz, 2010. "An Empirical Analysis of the Swaption Cube," NBER Working Papers 16549, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  8. Peter Christoffersen & Kris Jacobs & Bo Young Chang, 2011. "Forecasting with Option Implied Information," CREATES Research Papers 2011-46, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.

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