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The Multinomial Option Pricing Model and Its Brownian and Poisson Limits

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  • Madan, Dilip B
  • Milne, Frank
  • Shefrin, Hersh

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The Cox, Ross, and Rubinstein binomial model is generalized to the multinomial case. Limits are investigated and shown to yield the Blacks-Scholes formula in the case of continuous sample paths for formula in the case of complete market structures. In the discontinuous case a Merton-type formula is shown to result, provided jump probabilities are replaced by their corresponding Arrow-Debreu prices. Article published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Financial Studies in its journal, The Review of Financial Studies.

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Volume (Year): 2 (1989)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 251-65

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Handle: RePEc:oup:rfinst:v:2:y:1989:i:2:p:251-65

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  1. Hranaiova, Jana & Tomek, William G., 2000. "Delivery Option In Futures Contracts And Basis Behavior At Contract Maturity," 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL 21732, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  2. Vladislav Kargin, 2005. "Lattice Option Pricing By Multidimensional Interpolation," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 15(4), pages 635-647.
  3. Dilip B. Madan & Frank Milne, 1991. "Option Pricing With V. G. Martingale Components," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 1(4), pages 39-55.
  4. Luenberger, David G., 1998. "Products of trees for investment analysis," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 22(8-9), pages 1403-1417, August.
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  6. Ales Čern�, 2007. "Optimal Continuous-Time Hedging With Leptokurtic Returns," Mathematical Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17(2), pages 175-203.
  7. Mark Broadie & Jérôme B. Detemple, 1996. "Recent Advances in Numerical Methods for Pricing Derivative Securities," CIRANO Working Papers 96s-17, CIRANO.
  8. Hranaiova, Jana, 2000. "Delivery Options In Futures Contracts And Basis Behavior At Contract Maturity," 2000 Conference, April 17-18 2000, Chicago, Illinois 18936, NCR-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management.

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