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A Multilevel Approach To Solving The Black–Scholes Equation

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  • HEDLEY MORRIS

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    (School of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, USA)

  • ALFONSO LIMON

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    (School of Mathematical Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, USA)

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    In this manuscript, we develop a multilevel framework for the pricing of a European call option based on multiresolution techniques. In this approach, the Black–Scholes equation is transformed via finite differences into a system of linear equations, where the form of the implicit operator is used to construct coarse grid projectors. The reduction of the computational resource is achieved by truncating small wavelet coefficients. However, because traditional wavelets fail to prevent oscillations from developing in the Greeks, a multilevel approach is used to retain smoothness in Gamma by incorporating derivative information into the multiresolution analysis.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 03 ()
    Pages: 403-414

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:ijtafx:v:13:y:2010:i:03:p:403-414

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    Keywords: Adaptive grids; wavelets; Black–Scholes; asset pricing;

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